I am just curious how committees want materials sent. Do they want single-sided, no staples for ease of photocopying? Is double-sided ok to save paper, or is that less professional? I know these are little details, but I can't be the only one wondering…
Date: 23 Oct 2010 02:55
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I was wondering this, too, so you are not the only one:) I have my CV and research and teaching statements single-sided since they are short, but wasn't sure what to do with the reprints/preprints.
Honestly, it doesn't matter. Our secretary takes care of all that stuff.
I always do single sided for vita and statements and double sided for reprints. I staple everything but the cover letter. Of the three search committees I have been on, we've never photocopied anything.
I use paperclips and the only documents I print double-sided are reprints; everything else is single-sided. Most photocopiers have the option to convert from double- to single-sided and vice versa, so the secretary (or whomever else) in charge of making copies of the materials can always change it to suit the search committee's desires.
I did everything single sided with staples. I was obsessing over it too, but I figured it was their fault for not going electronic!!!