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ERIC Number: ED504373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-24
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving the Faculty Selection Process in Higher Education: A Case for the Analytic Hierarchy Process. IR Applications. Volume 6
Grandzol, John R.
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
The selection of faculty in academic institutions is an important process--one that has long-lasting effects on an institution's ability to fulfill its mission. Faculty influence the quality of the education delivered, the effectiveness of the programs and activities offered, and the financial efficiency of the delivery processes. Failed searches waste time and incur needless expense. Inadequate searches--those that result in candidates who are poorly qualified or lack organizational fit--can have profound negative impact on these three key strategic elements. Hiring the wrong person may lead to dysfunctional departments, dissatisfied students, and, eventually, repeat efforts. Applying a sound process, one that structures the search, identifies and relates the selection criteria, allows for qualitative and subjective assessments, and encourages full participation of search committee members, can enhance the desired outcome, i.e., identification of best candidates that will contribute to the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of higher education. Sample spreadsheet calculations for consistency indexes are appended. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A