The Selection Committee is a group of individuals who participate in the process of assessing and interviewing applicants for positions. They have a responsibility to conduct a fair and impartial assessment of each candidate and make a recommendation to the hiring authority.
The committee may be formed as a small team, or a larger panel of members. When forming a committee, it is important that the Chairperson ensures that all members understand their role and responsibilities in the selection process.
Those on the committee should be diverse in terms of gender and background to avoid bias in the selection process. It is also recommended that the committee be composed of staff from different staff levels, departments and employee groups to provide a wide range of perspectives on each applicant.
Each member of the committee should be familiar with and comply with University policies regarding recruitment and hiring. All committee members should complete the University’s Selection Committee Chair Training online module prior to their first meeting.
In addition, the deliberations of any selection committee must at all times remain confidential. Any resulting conflict of interest or alleged bias should be reported to the chair for further investigation and resolution as necessary.
This is a time-consuming process and there are many nuances involved in each interview, so it is essential that a selection committee be as organized and efficient as possible. When the committee is constituted, each member should read the selection criteria and be prepared to ask appropriate questions during the interview.
It is also important to consider the candidate’s qualifications for the position. In particular, a member should assess the candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the position and how well they fit with the overall organizational culture.
The selection committee must assess the candidate’s academic performance and professional experience, as well as their leadership and management skills. In addition, the committee should evaluate the candidate’s written application and any other supporting materials.
In selecting the at-large teams for the NCAA tournament, the committee must take into consideration a variety of factors including conference championships, strength of schedule and head-to-head competition when comparing teams with similar records and pedigrees. In this way, the committee is able to identify teams with the most compelling case for at-large selection.
To be eligible for selection, a Division I team must have finished the regular season with a winning record and win its conference championship. The selection committee must also be able to identify at least 36 teams that, in the committee’s opinion, should receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Once the Selection Committee has identified these teams, they will put together a bracket that is unveiled on what is known as Selection Sunday. This show, which can be watched at 6 p.m. ET on CBS, is the culmination of all the Selection Committee’s work during the season.
The Selection Committee will also be tasked with the task of seeding the conference tournament participants. This will be done before the start of the actual conference tournaments. It’s a crucial part of the process because the seeding will influence how much travel each conference will have to endure in order to compete in the NCAA tournament. Similarly, the seeding can influence how many rematches teams will have with other teams in the tournament.