Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is the group that selects, seeds and brackets the teams who will be vying for the men’s and women’s college basketball titles in March Madness. This group, sometimes referred to as the Selection Committee or March Madness Committee, is made up of ten individuals.

The Committee is responsible for selecting the at-large bids that will enter the tournament as well as the selection of the top 16 teams in each conference for the men’s and women’s championships. Each conference receives one automatic bid, but the Committee may choose to select any number of teams (36 for men and women) as at-large bids.

When choosing the at-large bids, the Committee will consider each conference’s record and the results of the regular season. In addition, the Committee will take into consideration a variety of other factors such as strength of schedule and the quality of each team’s performance in conference tournaments.

To avoid bias, the Committee should be a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and points of view. This will ensure that the Committee is able to evaluate applicants with a more fair and unbiased perspective.

A good recruitment strategy will include a selection committee that includes employees, clients, and other key stakeholders. This will ensure that the committee is well-represented and will minimize any bias that may arise as a result of having members from the same department or office.

It is important that the Committee is a diverse group, so it is a good idea to have a Chairperson who will be responsible for co-ordinating the process. This person should have a strong understanding of the applicant pool and the requirements that are necessary for the position.

Once the Committee is formed, it should have a meeting to discuss the criteria that will be used to determine candidates. This meeting should be scheduled at least a week before the actual selection. This will give the Committee time to review the dossiers of each candidate and make a decision on whether or not to support them.

If the Committee feels that the candidate’s dossier is not up to a certain standard, it will formally request additional information from the FACET office or the campus selection committee. This will provide the Committee with a clearer picture of the candidate’s performance and accomplishments.

The Committee must also ensure that the candidate’s dossier is clear, concise and reflects the applicant’s abilities. It should be a well-crafted document that describes the candidate’s qualifications, strengths and weaknesses.

Lastly, the committee should be able to explain its decision in a way that will not alienate the candidate. This can be done by referring to the applicant’s dossier in a personal and direct manner.

Once the Committee has made a decision, it will then forward the nomination to the FACET director or the campus selection committee chair for approval. If the decision is not supported, the Committee will send a letter to the applicant stating that they were not given sufficient support.