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Brief Description

Faculty Search Tracker assists with the workflow of performing a faculty search. Designed to help collaboration within faculty search committees, it maintains the records needed to demonstrate compliance with rules and regulations for a faculty search.
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Detailed Description

The administrative overhead involved in faculty searches in higher education has become increasingly onerous as institutions attempt to balance regulatory requirements as state agencies with the organizational needs for people who have a good record as teachers and as researchers. The typical workflow of a faculty search is advertise the position, collect the requested information, organize the information into a usable form for review, schedule interviews, conduct interviews, assess candidates, arrive at a consensus as to candidate ranking, make offers, and process any accepted offers.
The major functionality of the Faculty Search Tracker will be a combination of project tracking software, document tracking software, and decision making and voting software. Parts of the application will provide a calendar of activities such as candidate review sessions and candidate presentations. Other parts will be private, limited to the search committee to allow the committee members to discuss candidates. Since regulations and policies will vary between institutions, the application will be skinnable and allow specific content and materials to be plugged into the interface.

Why are we doing this?

Currently at Georgia Southern University, the faculty search process is primarily paper based in that physical folders for each candidate are created and maintained. The Open Source Development Group at Georgia Southern University is working with the Information Systems Department on the Faculty Search Tracker. In addition to the IS Department in the College of Information Technology, departments within the College of Business as well as other departments within the College of Information Technology will be involved in the determination of functionality.

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