Criterion number three
Thus far in considering the mission-critical matter of faculty selection, I have proposed two important criteria: credentials (first in sequence but least in importance), and contagious character. A third criterion is competence.
You may be thinking that a faculty member’s competence is validated by strong credentials. And you could well be tragically wrong. Just as credentials and qualifications are not synonymous, neither are credentials and competence synonymous. As much as this is true for faculty selection, this may especially be the case when it comes to faculty retention and promotion.
— Ralph Enlow | 4thoughtleaders Blog