A Selection Committee is a group of people that selects a candidate for a particular position. The goal is to minimize the likelihood that one person makes a biased decision. A good way to do this is to include employees from different areas of the company, so that they can each evaluate candidates based on their own experience and expertise. It is also important to keep the Selection Committee as diverse as possible, in terms of gender, age, and functional expertise.
When a Selection Committee is appointed for a specific honor, it will normally be defined in the relevant unit or committee’s bylaws, and APS staff will ask the members of that unit or committee to provide names of candidates to consider. The number of members on the Selection Committee will vary by honor. For some honors, the Selection Committee will be composed of alumni who have been awarded the award in the past. For others, the Selection Committee will consist of faculty or staff in the relevant discipline or area of expertise.
The Selection Committee will assess the applications using a set of applicant criteria, including diversity, experience, ICANN knowledge and engagement, and future potential. The committee will then rank the applicants based on those criteria, and fill Fellowship Program slots accordingly. During the process, the Selection Committee will consult with relevant ICANN staff to ensure that the evaluations are based on appropriate and balanced criteria.
In addition to ensuring that all applicant criteria are considered in the rankings, the Selection Committee will also make sure that all candidates are assessed fairly and equitably. This will be done by evaluating the responses that each candidate gives to questions, and comparing those responses to the criteria that the Selection Committee has established for assessing applicants.
If it is not clear that a specific question is related to a candidate’s background, or if the Selection Committee believes that it may be influenced by a personal connection or other factors that cannot be objectively measured, the Selection Committee will discuss it and determine whether or not the question should be excluded from the ranking. The final decision will be made by a majority vote of the Selection Committee.
The selection process is a complex and time-consuming task. The Selection Committee must decide which teams will be seeded in each region of the tournament, while also taking into account the overall balance and strength of the entire field. This is an especially difficult task when it comes to the NCAA men’s tournament. The Selection Committee royally screwed Texas A&M last year, and the Aggies are still stinging from it. But the Committee deserves some credit for making a difficult choice and rewarding Marquette for its impressive regular-season and conference championships. The other two realistic choices were Gonzaga and Baylor, who both had a better non-conference schedule than A&M.