The Governing Body has recommended that the Selection Committee be abolished. The Committee discharges its procedural responsibilities at the opening sitting of the conference. The members of the Selection Committee may be added to the Conference as full voting members if it thinks they are necessary. The members of the Selection Committee may make oral or written contributions. Once the Committee makes its final decision, it will make a formal recommendation to the Dean. This may be done in a variety of ways, including via informal discussions and written statements.
The aim of a selection committee is to avoid any bias, so the membership of the committee should be as diverse as possible. Committee members may represent different backgrounds, such as peers, supervisors, clients, or other key stakeholders. In choosing members, consider human diversity and their different perspectives on the applicant pool. Listed below are some examples of diversity in selection committee membership. In addition to ensuring the diversity of the committee, consider whether it is appropriate to have members of different racial or ethnic backgrounds.
In Cambridge, early in February, 18 members of the Selection Committee gather to interview candidates. Four scholarship winners are then announced that day. Two alternates are chosen in case one of the winners declines. The judging process is highly competitive and consists of three stages: the application process, the interviewing process, and the final decision. It’s not uncommon for the judging committee to make several recommendations during this process. In this article, we’ll outline the process that the committee uses to choose the final class of fellows.