Leveling the Hiring Process—How a Teaching and Learning Center Can Create Greater Equity and Fit During Hire

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Coulter Faculty Commons at Western Carolina University developed a performance-based instrument to create a more equitable process for evaluating faculty developer candidates. Through a partnership with the department of Human Resource Management, the center developed an instrument in order to best ascertain candidate competency in the domains of work ethic, humility, integrity, and motivation. Center staff first learned of these principles in the book Hire on a W.H.I.M. by Garrett Miller, who will be joining the panel.

The five panelists include the book’s author, the Faculty Commons Director, the Senior Educational Developer, the hired candidate, and an assistant professor.


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