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ByCommittee Faculty Search will collect applicants' names, emails, and contact information, along with typical documents such as cover letters, CVs, and letters of recommendation.

Administrators can collect additional information by creating custom application forms. Once created, Administrators can add the forms to new or existing positions within their ByCommittee account.

Click "Manage" on your Faculty Search dashboard, and select "Administration" from the dropdown menu

Click "Manage" on your Faculty Search dashboard, and select "Administration" from the dropdown menu

-or- From other screens, click "Administration" in the upper right corner

-or- From other screens, click "Administration" in the upper right corner

Make sure you are editing settings for the correct administrative unit or position

Make sure you are editing settings for the correct administrative unit or position

Scroll down to "Application Forms & EEO" at the bottom of the page

Scroll down to "Application Forms & EEO" at the bottom of the page

Click "Add New" to begin creating a new form, or "Edit" to edit an existing one

Click "Add New" to begin creating a new form, or "Edit" to edit an existing one

Give your form a title and brief description

Give your form a title and brief description

This opens the Edit Form window

This opens the Edit Form window

Indicate whether or not the form is an EEO questionnaire and if it should be required by all positions

Note: EEO data can only be accessed by Institutional Administrators and EEO Officers.

Indicate whether or not the form is an EEO questionnaire and if it should be required by all positions

Click "Add Question"

Click "Add Question"

Enter your question title and help information

Enter your question title and help information

Select a question type

You can choose between five question types. See below for a description of the available question types.

Select a question type

Indicate if this question is required and click "Save"

Indicate if this question is required and click "Save"

If the question type is multiple choice, checkboxes or a grid, you will need to enter possible answers

See below for more info on question types.

Note: If the form you are creating is an EEO form, ByCommittee automatically includes "I prefer not to disclose"as an opt out answer for multiple choice or checkbox questions.

If the question type is multiple choice, checkboxes or a grid, you will need to enter possible answers

Click "Show Applicant Preview" to see how the form will appear to applicants

Click "Show Applicant Preview" to see how the form will appear to applicants

Question Types:

You can enter five types of questions.

Text Questions

Text questions prompt applicants to respond with one line of text. These are best suited for short answer, free-form responses.

 

Text Questions

Paragraph Questions

Provide applicants with an entire text box for their answer.Best suited for longer, paragraph-form responses.

 

Paragraph Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Presents applicants with multiple answer choices, of which they can choose one. This type of question can also work for True/False, Yes/No, and other binary questions. You can also provide applicants with a box for "Other," where they enter their own answer.

Note: If the form you are creating is an EEO form, ByCommittee automatically includes "I prefer not to disclose"as an opt out answer for multiple choice or checkbox questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

Checkboxes

These provide applicants with multiple answer choices, of which they can choose one or more. You can provide applicants with a box for "Other," where they can enter their own answer.

Note: If the form you are creating is an EEO form, ByCommittee automatically includes "I prefer not to disclose"as an opt out answer for multiple choice or checkbox questions.

Checkboxes

Grid Questions

Presents applicants with columns and rows, of which they can select one option per row. This type of question can be used to express preferences, e.g., which courses the applicant would like to teach.

 

Grid Questions

Organizing Forms:

Once your questions are added you can drag and drop to change the order in which they appear and also add formatting to customize how the form displays.

For more complex forms, we recommend including these elements for order and clarity:

  1. Section Divider: A simple horizontal line that can visually break up the form.
  2. Section Heading: A large-text label that can be placed atop a discrete section of your form.
  3. Section Description: Contextual text that can be tucked underneath a heading and above the actual questions.

1. To add elements to the form, click the down arrow to the right of "Add Question" at the bottom left of the page

To add elements to the form, click the down arrow to the right of "Add Question" at the bottom left of the page

2. Select an element to add

Select an element to add
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