SUCCESS FACTORS
Theme: Human Capital
Organization Level: Institution-Level
Critical elements: Higher performing institutions cite human capital as a primary success factor and devote considerable time, energy, and resources to attracting the best faculty, staff, and academic leaders who passionately share the academic mission for all students and who are willing to work diligently to achieve it.
Practice: Devote time and effort to hiring the best faculty, staff, and academic leaders to prepare students for a successful future.

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CriteriaLess Effective PracticesSuccess Factors for Meeting State StandardsSuccess Factors for College and Career Readiness
Staff Development

The institution provides little support for ongoing professional staff development.

The institution provides the support and resources needed for staff development for faculty and staff based on assessments or in response to an event or change.

The institution provides specific professional development that is centered around academic and behavioral success. Professional development is aligned with the institutions strategic priorities and developments in specific fields of study.

Sense of Responsibility

The institution has a student success mission but relies upon an individuals personal sense of responsibility to support student success.

The institution has a clear mission of success for students and all faculty and staff have a clear and specific understanding of their role in contributing toward student success.

The institution has set specific goals for each type of faculty and staff to support student success. Goals are integrated into performance reviews and other measures of employee success. This mindset fosters high degrees of collaboration and expectation among leaders and educators.

Recruiting

The institution does have a recruiting system that focuses primarily on regulatory requirements when selecting new faculty and staff.

The institution has an established system that takes into account both content expertise and student-related skills (such as teaching or educational counseling skills) when hiring new faculty and staff.

The institution has a system that evaluates job candidates based on their vision to support the organization's culture, success in working with students from different cultures, in addition to content expertise and student-related skills (such as teaching or educational counseling skills.)







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