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Christopher Newport University To Consider U.S. News Ranking Of Applicant's School In Hiring Decisions

First Posted: 12/12/10 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

Christopher Newport

Inside Higher Ed:

In what may be a new (and is certainly an unintended) use of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Christopher Newport University is using them, in part, to hire faculty members.

Under a policy instituted by the provost, Mark W. Padilla, the university is considering whether new faculty hires meet certain criteria. (How much consideration is a point of dispute, with Padilla saying that the university will give "strong consideration" to these qualifications while some faculty believe that these are absolute requirements). Favored candidates should meet at least one of the following criteria:

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