A Peek Behind the Door

by Shari Dinkins FOR MOST APPLICANTS, the Hiring Committee is a mysterious entity. What happens behind the closed doors of a conference room on our own campus can affect hundreds of lives. Yet, the details of what is discussed cannot be revealed to candidates. After attending a Hiring Committee orientation at a very large urban community college where I have taught and talking to a number of tenured instructors who have served on hiring committees, I would like to try to unravel some of this mystery for applicants—particularly adjuncts. Although your campus may have different processes, depending on size and […]
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