PITTSBURGH—Womble Bond Dickinson Raleigh Office Managing Partner Beth Tyner Jones will lead two sessions on “Adhering to Institutional Procedures and Policies” at the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) 2018 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs

In the first session, Jones will discuss hiring practices from the viewpoint of the college and university department or division chair. Her presentation will focus on the importance of following effective procedures and institutional policies in drafting the position description, appointing the search committee, managing candidate files, checking references, and interviewing candidates on the phone and in person.

Then, in the second session, Jones will speak on the chair’s role in faculty performance evaluation for reappointment, tenure, and promotion. She will discuss the importance of adhering to effective procedures and institutional policies when documenting professional performance, the role of student evaluations of instruction, peer review of teaching, the evaluation of scholarly activities, and contributions to the work of the department or division.

The 2018 CIC Workshop for Department and Division Chairs takes place May 7-9 in Pittsburgh.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.

Beth Tyner Jones has nearly three decades of experience counseling employers on all facets of employment law matters. She leads the firm’s US-based Labor & Employment Team, which represents employers in labor and employment litigation as well as counsels employers proactively to manage risk and to help prevent such disputes. She also is a leader of the firm’s Education and School Law Team and serves on Womble Bond Dickinson’s Firm Management Committee.