Resource Guide for Recruiting Excellent and Diverse Faculty

Appendix 2: Sample Forms for Obtaining Feedback on Finalists

 

Name of Candidate:  
Category of Evaluator:
Faculty_______ Staff_______ Student_________
Dean_________ Dept Chair_______ Other________

 

Please give your opinion of the acceptability of this candidate for this position:

 

Strong________ Not strong, but acceptable________ Unacceptable______

 

Please comment on the candidate’s strengths and drawbacks, as well as concerns you may have:

 

Strengths:






 

Drawbacks:






 

Concerns:






 

Other comments:






 

Please return this form by _____________(Date and time) to __________________


Appendix 2: Candidate Evaluation Rubric Form


 

Position: _______________________      Name of Candidate: ________________________________

 

Evaluator: Faculty _____ Staff _____ Student _____ Other _____

Please indicate which of the following are true for you (check all that apply):

__Read candidate’s CV __Met with candidate one-on-one
__Attended candidate’s research seminar __Met with candidate in a group
__Attended candidate’s teaching seminar __Attended one/more social functions

 

How effective do you believe the candidate will be in meeting the responsibilities of this position?
Please circle one in each category.

 

 

Subject Matter Knowledge

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Demonstrates strong experience with the subject matter. Confidently discusses issues and ideas. Demonstrates familiarity with the subject matter, but requires some study for full mastery. Does not display a good working knowledge of the subject matter; needs considerable study. Displays little or no understanding of the subject matter. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

Knowledge and Skills in Research

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Demonstrates clear understanding and ability in research approaches and methods. Could begin a viable research program immediately. Demonstrates familiarity with appropriate research methods and ideas, but needs some time for development before research program could start. Lacks experience appropriate to the position, but shows some potential for development of necessary skills. Does not demonstrate the ability to conduct meaningful research appropriate to the position, and shows little potential to develop needed skills. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

Knowledge and Skills in Teaching

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Demonstrates mastery and experience with a variety of teaching styles and approaches to reach an array of learning styles. Demonstrates familiarity or experience in teaching, but does not display mastery in varied approaches or styles. May have innate skills and abilities to teach to a wide array of students, but clearly lacks experience, and confidence in teaching at this point. Does not demonstrate a working ability with varied teaching approaches to reach an array of student learning needs. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

Communication Abilities

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Speaks clearly in small or large groups. Has good command of English language. Is organized, articulate and engaging. Communicates ideas effectively. Answers questions clearly and concisely. Speaks quite clearly and is organized, but lacks style at times to engage listeners in the subject matter. May be verbose but still makes the point. Answers to questions may lack clarity. Difficult to follow because of lack of command of the English language and/or failure to organize ideas. Fails to make concrete points. May speak too quickly, drone on, fail to answer questions. Is inarticulate, difficult to understand and/or so poorly organized as to be almost or totally unintelligible. Unable to understand or answer questions. Unable to carry on a discussion. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

Leadership and Collegiality

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Has experience in effectively working with others on various types of projects. Shows strong interest in participating in departmental activities. Has limited experience in working on team projects. Expresses some interest in departmental activities. May need some encouragement to participate. Has no experience in working with others. Shows little interest in departmental needs or activities. Shows no interest in working with others and no potential to develop such interest. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

Interpersonal Skills

Extremely effective
Acceptably effective
Somewhat ineffective
Unacceptable
Unable to evaluate
Is approachable. Comfortably interacts with new people. Easily engages in conversation. Makes eye contact. Shows good listening skills. Displays confidence in expressing opinions. Listens respectfully to opinions of others. Shows strong interest in students. Strong potential to contribute to a positive environment. Interacts with others in a reasonably comfortable manner, but may show some reticence or unease. May not exchange opinions easily, either by not listening well or not confidently expressing own ideas. Shows moderate interest in students. Has potential to contribute to a positive environment but needs encouragement. Has a hard time interacting with others. Shows unease or reserve. Makes little eye contact. May do better in one-on-one conversation than in larger groups. Does not express opinions easily. Does not listen well. Shows little interest in students. Has little potential to contribute to a positive environment. Interacts poorly with others. Makes no eye contact. Expresses opinions forcefully, or not at all. Does not respect opinions of others, or cannot respond to them. Does not engage in easy conversation. Shows no interest in students. Shows no potential to contribute to a positive environment. Insufficient knowledge or expertise to evaluate.

 

Overall, I find this candidate to be:

 

 

___Highly acceptable ___Acceptable ___Marginal ___ Not acceptable ___No opinion

Additional comments on the candidate’s strengths or any concerns you might have:



 

 

Please return this form to _____________________________ by _________________