ERIC Number: ED313079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations Concerning New Faculty.
Miami-Dade Community Coll. District, FL.
Recommendations concerning faculty recruitment, screening, selection, orientation, and development are presented as developed by the New Faculty Subcommittee of Miami-Dade Community College. The recommendations include the following: (1) the college should establish and fund the position of Recruitment Coordinator, adopt an organized recruitment procedure conforming to a collegewide calendar, and establish a specific recruitment budget; (2) the college should explore the fiscal and legal impact of incentives to attract new faculty, continue efforts to offer competitive salaries and fringe benefits, and provide budgetary support for the appointment of at least 20% of new faculty at an advanced academic rank; (3) screening for each full-time faculty vacancy should be conducted by a committee which includes faculty representation; (4) interviews with faculty candidates should incorporate principles of behaviorally oriented interviewing, and interviewers must be trained to gather position-related information and generate accurate evaluations; (5) a realistic job review, separate from the screening committee interview, should be given to interviewees; (6) all new full-time faculty should participate in a formal orientation program; (7) the New Faculty Orientation Committee should assume responsibility for planning, conducting, evaluating, and modifying the new faculty orientation program, which should consist of an annual pre-service orientation, monthly campus meetings, a mentor program, and opportunities to participate in additional staff development activities; and (8) a Teaching/Learning Resource Center should have resources and materials relevant to the orientation of new faculty and their continuing development. Materials in support of the recommendations are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll. District, FL.