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Elitism Or Pragmatism? Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration
CAHEP Pre-Conference 37th Annual Conference Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) (2012)
  • Sydney Freeman, Jr., Tuskegee University
  • 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.

Publication Date
November 15, 2012
Citation Information
Sydney Freeman and David DiRamio. "Elitism Or Pragmatism? Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration" CAHEP Pre-Conference 37th Annual Conference Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sydney_freeman_jr/29/