The selection committee of the Harvard-Cambridge program is responsible for all aspects of the selection process, from conducting information sessions for interested students to screening applications and conducting interviews. The selection committee is comprised of the chairs of the Governance and Selection Committees. A subset of this Committee conducts first-round interviews in late January, identifying finalists from the initial list of applications. In May, the Selection Committee will meet for second-round interviews.
Members of the selection committee should not discuss the selection process with others, including the applicants’ referees and relevant HR staff. Committee members with conflicts of interest may be asked to resign or to step down from the selection committee. In addition, applicants may advise the chair of any prior conflicts with committee members. The selection committee chair will make a formal recommendation to the Dean. The chair of the committee is elected by the faculty by majority vote.
A selection committee may hold a public interview to gather evidence from candidates prior to appointment. While these meetings are nonbinding, Ministers are expected to consider the committee’s recommendations. In addition, pre-appointment hearings are now a pilot program, which is meant to assess the impact on candidates and applicants alike. It is important to keep in mind that the selection committee is comprised of people who have a great deal of responsibility.
Each city in Los Angeles County nominates a delegate to serve on the City Selection Committee. Each member has a three-year term, and each City Mayor’s term runs concurrently with that of the Member. The committee usually meets three or four times per year, and their duties include appointment to boards that require their services. For example, the Committee nominates city representatives to serve on the California Coastal Commission. They also nominate city officials to boards and commissions that the City has to appoint.
Members of the Selection Committee must be members of the House of Representatives and must be qualified. As a general rule, committees are composed of five or more members. There are several other types of committees. In addition to select committees, there are also special committees. Some committees are appointed to investigate a specific issue. While some committees have a specific purpose, others are more general in nature. Those with a broad mission can influence the legislation.
Election of members of the Select Committee is conducted by majority vote of those who are eligible to serve. The Chair and the Clerk must agree on a date for the meeting. During the first meeting of the year, the committee elects officers. The alternate chairperson is chosen by the members present. A motion by a member must be stated in writing and seconded by another member of the committee before the meeting is held. All committee members must attend at least three meetings of the committee to determine a quorum.