ERIC Number: ED452899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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A Re-Examination of Faculty Hiring Processes and Procedures.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper discusses faculty hiring procedures by highlighting features of previous models adopted by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and by presenting specific recommendations. By 2010, more than 30,000 full-time and part-time faculty will be replaced, and 15,000 additional new hires will be needed to meet the demands of an anticipated half million new students. This document discusses various aspects of this faculty hiring process, such as: (1) the hiring committee; (2) the role of administration; (3) the job description; (4) advertising and recruiting; (5) achieving diversity; (6) paper screening; (7) the interview process; (8) selecting finalists; (9) reference checks; and (10) mentoring the newly hired faculty. The paper concludes with recommendations for local senates, which include: (1) every local academic senate should have an Affirmative Action Committee; (2) faculty must resist the efforts of human resources staff to make substantive decisions about the suitability of applications; (3) hiring processes must include time for fair and appropriate discussion of candidates' merits; and (4) decisions to hire should consider the mandate for a 75/25 full-time/part-time instructor ratio. Appended are the California Community College Commitment to Diversity and Action Plan and a program improvement grant application. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.