Natasha Baker will speak at workshops regarding hiring practices and faculty evaluations at the Council of Independent Colleges Workshop for Department and Division Chairs in Portland.
Preventive Law I: Adhering to Institutional Procedures and Policies – Hiring Practices – A discussion regarding hiring practices from the viewpoint of the department or division chair’s role. The discussion will focus on the importance of following effective procedures and institutional policies in drafting the position description, appointing the search committee, managing candidate files, checking references, and interviewing candidates on the phone and in person.
Preventive Law II: Adhering to Institutional Procedures and Policies – Faculty Performance Evaluation – A discussion of the chair’s role in faculty performace evaluation for reappointment, tenure and promotion. Topics for discussion include the importance of adhering to effective procedures and institutional policies when documenting professional performance, the role of student evaluations of instruction, peer review of teaching, the evaluation of scholarly activities, and contributions to the work of the department or division.