ERIC Number: ED464689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Full-Time Faculty Recruitment and Selection Strategies Practiced by Learning-Centered Community Colleges.
Fowler-Hill, Sandra A.
This report presents the results of a study of faculty recruitment and selection strategies used by self-reported learning-centered community colleges during the 1998-1999 academic year. The study examined six key principles of a learning college: (1) creates substantive change in learners; (2) engages students as partners in learning; (3) offers different learning options; (4) assists students through collaborative learning activities; (5) defines roles of instructors by needs of learners; and (6) documents improved learning. Eighteen learning-centered community colleges were selected for the study. Results indicated that learning-centered colleges: (1) include learning-centered questions in their interview processes; (2) ask candidates for examples of learning-centered practices and expectations; (3) incorporate learning into the college mission, vision, and core values; (4) are committed to professional development of staff to strengthen instructional skills; (5) use learning-centered language in position descriptions and advertisements; and (6) struggle to recruit minorities and fill high-tech positions, much like other community colleges. This report includes recommendations for future hiring practices, such as developing an assessment process that provides timely feedback to all applicants and establishing clear policies for recruitment. (Contains 29 references.) (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Academic Chair Conference (Kansas City, MO, February 28, 2002).