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Elitism Or Pragmatism? Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration
The Journal of the Professoriate (2016)
  • Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr., University of Idaho
  • David DiRamio, Auburn University Main Campus
Abstract
This study is an examination of the hiring practices of top-ranked higher education administration graduate programs in the United States. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and/or deans were asked using qualitative methods to address the phenomenon of faculty hiring, including why a majority of top- ranked programs preferred hiring faculty who have doctorates from other top programs. One of the findings indicates that top-programs indeed hire them for very practical reason as identified in the study. Findings from this study should inform the decision-making of higher education program coordinators, department heads, and deans as they conduct faculty searches.
Keywords
  • higher education as a field of study,
  • graduate education,
  • doctoral education
Publication Date
Winter 2016
Citation Information
Sydney Freeman and David DiRamio. "Elitism Or Pragmatism? Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration" The Journal of the Professoriate Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 94 - 127
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sydney_freeman_jr/19/