Manual of General Policy
ARTICLE II BOARD OF TRUSTEES > Policy 2.12 Presidential Searches > PROCEDURES :
Analysis of College Needs and Priorities:
The Chancellor shall designate an individual(s) and/or consultant(s) to visit the College, confer with appropriate constituencies, including the elected faculty and other elected governance leaders, as well as department chairpersons, and prepare a report for the Search Committee and the Chancellor, indicating needs and priorities that will help to prepare a position description and an effective advertising and recruitment plan for the position.
Announcing the Vacancy and Processing the Applications:
Announcements of a presidential vacancy shall be placed in the appropriate media, and shall be communicated to educational and related institutions through correspondence and through targeted recruitment.
All applications, with supporting materials as requested in the job description, are to be sent to:
Presidential Search Committee
The City University of New York
205 East 42nd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Screening of Applicants:
The Search Committee shall review the applicant pool and reduce it to a manageable number of candidates to be interviewed by the Search Committee. The Chancellor may place before the Search Committee, for additional review, the curricula vitae of a small number of individuals eliminated by the Committee or additional individuals.
At the conclusion of the preliminary interviews, the Search Committee shall select three or four finalists to visit the College.
The work and communications of the Search Committee shall be conducted confidentially, with the understanding that members of the Search Committee are not to reveal any information concerning the identity of candidates, the contents of its deliberations or any other aspect of its work to persons outside of the Search Committee.
Subject to the exception set forth below, each finalist shall visit the College campus and meet with a group of representatives of College constituencies, including but not limited to elected faculty and student governance leaders and alumni, selected by the Chancellor. Following such meetings, those representatives shall meet and provide the Chancellor with a report on their views of each candidate.
After consultation with the Search Committee, if the Chancellor determines that campus visits would inhibit the generation of a suitable pool of excellent candidates, the Chancellor may, with the approval of the Chairperson of the Board, modify the college consultation process as follows: each finalist shall meet with a group of representatives of College constituencies, including but not limited to elected faculty and student governance leaders and alumni, selected by the Chancellor. Following such meetings, those representatives shall meet and provide the Chancellor with a report on their views of each candidate.
The work and communications of those groups shall be conducted confidentially, with the understanding that the members of each group are not to reveal any information concerning the identity of candidates, the contents of its deliberations or any other aspect of its work to persons outside of the group.
The Chancellor, after considering the assessments of the Search Committee, the views of the representatives of the College constituencies, and such other information as may be necessary, shall prepare a recommendation for the Board.
As soon as possible after the Board has acted upon the recommendation of the Chancellor, the Chancellor shall notify the candidate of the Board's decision. A formal letter of appointment, together with the Board resolution, which delineates the terms and conditions of employment, will be sent to the candidate as soon as he/she accepts the position.
Exceptions to these Guidelines:
In special situations, the Board Chairperson and the Chancellor, after full consultation with the Chair of the Board Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration and leadership of College constituencies, including but not limited to elected faculty and student governance leaders, may decide to suspend these guidelines for a specific presidential search and substitute a shortened process. Such special situations may include, but are not limited to, the existence of a candidate of proven distinction from within the University, a former University executive, a candidate of national prominence from outside the University, or an exceptional candidate from a recent CUNY presidential search.