Choosing a new dean, provost or vice president is an important decision that can have an impact on faculty members and the campus for years. So if you are involved in a search for a new campus leader, you need to do more than hire the best candidate.

You also need to make sure that the search process you use paves the way for the new administrator to be successful serving in the position.

Officials from Northwestern University shared tips for making the process effective. Find out how they choose search chairs and committees, how they prepare the committees to do their jobs well, and how they engage the campus community in the decision-making process. Plus, learn their strategies for making candidates feel wanted.

Read the full article, including guidance on how to get to know your upper-level administration candidates using a productive and efficient process, in the full article available in the August issue of Dean and Provost.