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Recruitment and Retention


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Summary

Many of the surveyed departments had worries in the area of recruiting and retaining quality faculty, graduate students and undergraduates. There were several common strategies that departments implemented to deal with this issue.

Do you feel that your department is at risk of losing faculty to other institutions?
The vast majority of departments felt they were at risk of losing faculty to other institutions.

If yes, what efforts have you used to address it?
Many emphasized the need for pre-emptive measures, such as:

Responses to other offers included all of the above, as well as:

What departmental or institutional strategies have been most effective in recruiting faculty?


Is graduate student recruitment/retention an issue for your department?
The vast majority of departments felt that graduate student recruitment was important.

Is undergraduate student recruitment/retention an issue for your department?
The vast majority of departments felt that undergraduate student recruitment was important.


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