COAS Dean “Fixed” Search

September 1, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Dr. Radha Pyati, President , UNF Faculty Association

The job description for the search for a Dean of the Honors College seems to limit all acceptable internal candidates to just Jeff Michelman. Is this another example of a “fixed” search?

Response from FA president, Dr. Radha Pyati:
FA President Pyati spoke with COAS Interim Dean Dan Moon, who is chairing the Honors College Dean search. Dr. Moon noted that the qualifications for the new dean were developed by the search committee, who reviewed honors programs around the nation and asked faculty what they felt were essential qualities for an honors dean. A list of qualifications was developed and placed into the job description.