Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education AdministrationThe Journal of the Professoriate (2016)
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.
- higher education as a field of study,
- graduate education,
- doctoral education
Publication DateWinter 2016
Citation InformationSydney 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/