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Studying lists of last names reveal hiring practices in higher education

Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation and gender imbalance in the sciences, to the presence of academic couples, and even the illegal hiring of relatives in Italian universities. ...




Interview Questions That Reveal A Candidate’s True Nature

The interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. The more you can learn about a candidate in the interview, the easier it is for the recruiter and the hiring manager to determine if the person will be successful in the role. Critical elements like personality, aptitude and skill sets need to be deeply evaluated to ensure the person will be able to integrate into the team and leverage their talents effectively. ...




The Hidden Work Life Of University Faculty

It’s summer at last in Ithaca, New York. At Cornell University, the lawns have turned emerald, ancient sycamores and oaks are flourishing, sunbeams glance off the bronze head of Ezra Cornell. Most of the undergraduates have left for internships or summer jobs—but what are the faculty doing?There’s a popular perception that professors don’t work in the summer—and don’t work as much as they should during the rest of the year. ...




Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions.Reason: An increasing number of states and cities are passing their own versions of laws forbidding salary history questions. ...




Stats Show Diversity Hiring in College Sports Still Gets Failing Grade

Even though Title IX was passed 45 years ago, female college coaches have yet to achieve equity with men. Today, 60 percent of women’s college sports teams are coached by men, and 3 to 4 percent of men’s college sports teams are coached by women. ...




A Decade of Faculty Diversity

Every year, Harvard tracks the diversity of its faculties in terms of race and gender, with the goal of increasing its numbers of female and minority faculty members. Since a decade ago, when more than two-thirds of tenured professors and nearly one-half of tenure-track professors were white men, the University has changed the composition of faculty substantially. ...




Minority teacher hiring initiative moves to higher ed at Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN >> Following the work done at a local and state level to diversify Connecticut’s teaching staff, leaders at Southern Connecticut State University are prepared to take action to recruit teaching candidates of color into its preparation programs. ...




University hiring, ethics conflicts a national issue

Government jobs should be filled based on qualifications, not bloodline, according to longstanding anti-nepotism policies at public agencies.But the situation is murkier for private institutions, which aren't constrained by state ethics rules because they don't rely on government funding. ...




Do universities discriminate in hiring?

Universities are touted as bastions of diversity whose prime role is to encourage students to engage in critical thinking, ask tough questions and expose themselves to a diversity of ideas and opinions.If that is the mission of the university, they have dismally failed. ...




Southern Grad Schools See Need to Tap into Diversity Boom

As the United States moves toward a future where the population will be “majority minority” — a milestone demographic shift expected to occur by 2040 — graduate schools across the nation are evolving to meet the demands of current student and to anticipate their needs in the future. ...