As you lay the groundwork for hiring new faculty and staff this year, here are some resources and ideas to consider.
Ask the Right Interview Questions
A recent article appeared in the Higher Education Chronicle titled, “We Need a New Interview Script: Why Do We Keep Asking Questions That Yield Little But Vague, Canned Answers?” It speaks to the wasted time spent asking questions that are
- have two parts; and
- have no good answers.
So, think carefully about the process you’re using when you hire teachers. It’s much better to ask, “Tell us a time when,” questions than “What would you do if?” Past behavior predicts future behavior.
Dr. Bonnie Boothroy and Dr. Troyce Fisher have recorded a webinar on best practices for hiring. Access the recording and companion materials.