MOVING TO FRONT FROM YESTERDAY--A VALUABLE DISCUSSION, I HOPE OTHERS WILL CONTRIBUTE
After last year's weather fiasco, we had a vigorous discussion of whether departments, for their own benefit and the benefit of candidates, shouldn't eschew interviews at the Eastern APA in favor of Skype interviews. Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown) recently e-mailed me suggesting now might be a good time to see if departments are changing their practices at all this year. Comments are open, signed comments only. If you are going to skip the Eastern APA, will you use Skype instead or simply invite candidates directly to campus based on reading their dossiers? Please also indicate whether your practice this year represents a change from the past. If your department is still debating how to proceed, it might be useful to indicate what the factors in the decision will be.