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May 3, 2008

Using Blackboard for Job Search or RFP Committees

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When the 20-member Provost Search Committee identified its four finalists, it did so using a Blackboard community to review AND rank all applicants online before meeting face-to-face to discuss their differences. Similarly, the Alternate Delivery Program has frequently used Blackboard to review faculty proposals to receive a one-time course development stipend to redesign an existing course for hybrid delivery in summer or winter sessions.

Key Steps

1. Members review candidate materials or RFP proposals on the Bb community discussion board or blog.

2. Members post an initial "vote" by changing subject line of their reply to "yes" or "no" or "maybe."

3. Optional: Members use body of their reply to explain their "vote"

4. Members meet face-to-face as a group to "negotiate" their online voting differences and reach consensus

"Show & Tell" videos

  • For Bb Leaders: How to Post Applicant/RFP Materials So Committee Members Can Review Them
  • For Bb Leaders: How to Set Up a Discussion Board So Members Can "Vote" On Applicant/RFP Materials
  • For Committee Members: How to Vote and Comment on Applicant/RFP Materials

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