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4.6.4 Collection of Information about the Candidates

After reviewing the applications and the other information received, the Committee shall interview the best-qualified candidates and contact their references.

The Committee should establish and follow procedures regarding confidentiality that are appropriate to the search and are clearly expressed to the candidates.

The Committee may ask candidates or their references to provide specified information in writing.

Interviews may be conducted in person or by telephone, and personal interviews may take place either on or off campus.

Information solicited about a candidate should relate to the criteria established for the position.

Committee members should prepare written summaries of oral interviews with candidates and the candidates’ references.

Committee members should attempt to corroborate information about candidates by contacting additional knowledgeable sources.

For each search, all application materials should be retained for five years.