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We here at HigherEdJobs appreciate the efforts it takes to be successful in your job search. We have compiled some original and/or exclusive articles below that we feel will be practical and inspirational during this process. As always, we appreciate the privilege of helping you achieve your goals.

  • New!   How to Create Multiracial Coalitions for Fairness, Inclusion and Investment in K-16 Education - Author In Residence, December 2014
    by Sheryll Cashin
    In this blog series, my analysis of the role of segregation in educational opportunity hoarding was more popular than my recommendation that affirmative action in higher education emphasize place instead of race. My critics, as well as my supporters, often argue that the real issue is improving the K-12 pipeline to higher education. I agree. Of course that is easier said than done. The problem that education advocates, and indeed advocates of any form of government investment, must overcome is toxic, partisan gridlock.
  • New!   Gaining a Leadership Role in Academia - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Lucy Leske
    In November, Lucy Leske hosted a webinar for HigherEdJobs designed to help those aiming for leadership roles in academia. Here, Leske answers some of the follow-up questions we received from the webinar.
  • New!   The Next Step Resume - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Peter Weddle
    If you've been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade.
  • Taking Your Career Abroad - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Alison Herget
    Go abroad.

    It's advice that higher education professionals often give to students who want to broaden their educational experience, but is seldom considered by faculty or staff who want to take their careers to a new level.
  • Developing the Next Generation of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Witt/Kieffer
    The role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) is growing in stature across higher education. CDOs now claim a seat at the table for key decision-making at most institutions, and many successful diversity executives are hired into presidential and other prominent positions.
  • In-state Tuition for Immigrants Tied to their State's Policies - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Bob Christie
    PHOENIX (AP) -- If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.
  • Employment in Higher Education Ticks Upward Ending Yearlong Decline - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Amanda Bucher
    The number of jobs in higher education ticked upward in Q3 2014, reversing a downward trend that lasted four consecutive quarters, according to the latest report from HigherEdJobs.
  • Interviewing at the MLA Convention: How to Prepare and Strategies for Success - HigherEd Careers Interview, November 2014   
    by Andrew Hibel
    When interviewing, preparation is key. And, when it comes to interviewing at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, this advice is no different. This month, the president of the MLA and distinguished professor of English, Margaret Ferguson, discusses what to expect at the MLA Convention and tactics on how to succeed.
  • The Madam Secretary Approach to Job Search - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Peter Weddle
    There's a new show on CBS called Madam Secretary. The series describes the challenges and outside-the-box solutions of a person unexpectedly thrust into the world of international politics. The first, episode, however, was a primer on job search in difficult times.
  • Number of Foreign Students in US Hits Record High - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China.
  • Place-based Affirmative Action and Other Radical Reforms to Create Real Inclusion in Selective Higher Education - Author In Residence, November 2014
    by Sheryll Cashin
    In my last article I explored how place or segregation contributes to opportunity hoarding in access to higher education. Now I will present my proposals for what colleges should do about it.
  • Speaking Up for Civility - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR
    In response to incidents that arise on their campuses, institutional leaders will at times make statements that call for civility and civil interaction among campus community members. While valued by many as a means for calling attention to the perceived decline in civility, others decry such messages as infringing upon important institutional values supporting free inquiry, freedom of expression, academic freedom and the robust exchange of ideas.
  • So You Want to be a Leader? - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Lucy Leske
    Assuming a leadership role in any organization can be a difficult task, but as with many things in higher education, assuming a leadership role in academia can have its own unique challenges.
  • College boards: Innovation shouldn't stop at governance  External Article - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Meris Stansbury
    College and university boards are hindering institutional progress in innovative practices thanks to an inward-looking mindset from 50 years ago, says a brief released today by the Association of Governing Boards (AGB).
  • Report Released on Fake Grades at UNC; Faculty Talk Apology - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Emery P. Dalesio
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Professors at North Carolina's flagship public university said Friday that the school should give up national championships, turn away some profits generated by big-time sports and apologize to a campus whistleblower after the release of a report detailing a scheme that used fake grades to keep some athletes eligible for years.
  • From the Eyes of a President: Strategies for Success in Higher Education - Career Tools Article, November 2014
    by Dr. Douglas D. Baker
    Andrew Hibel, HigherEdJobs: Under your leadership, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is currently seeking to fill several positions, and recently posted a key position of the director of Advancement. When hiring an executive team member or a position like this, what characteristics or skills do you seek?
  • Higher Education Marketing: A Panel Discussion Part II, Careers - HigherEd Careers Interview, October 2014   
    by Andrew Hibel
    What makes a successful higher education marketing professional? In part II of our interview discussing marketing in higher education, our seasoned panel of marketing professionals offers their individual lessons learned, strategies for success and other advice on ways to enhance your marketing career on a college campus.
  • Hollywood's Hanks helping Ohio college raise funds - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    He's the leading man in a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University in southwest Ohio. What's called the "Rise.Shine" effort is being co-chaired by Hanks and Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of the aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright for whom the school is named.
  • How Segregation Contributes to Opportunity Hoarding in Access to Higher Education - Author In Residence, October 2014
    by Sheryll Cashin
    The system of opportunity that made my own trajectory possible has eroded and may be completely broken. I graduated from a strong, well-integrated public high school in Huntsville, Ala. in 1980, when America, and the South in particular, was making good on the promise of Brown v. Board of Education...
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Wooing Students - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Wilson Ring
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs made an impassioned recruitment pitch to medical school and nursing students at the University of Vermont on Monday, urging them to consider careers in the VA.
  • The Divergent Job Seeker - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Peter Weddle
    If you have a young adult in the house, you probably have heard of the book series entitled Divergent. Now a hit movie, it's the story of a young girl who doesn't fit the mold in a dystopian future society.
  • 5 technology trends poised to rock higher education  External Article - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Peter Sclafani and Mike Siegel
    Trends like "devices," "MOOCs," and "Twitter," are making the rounds in higher education, but what do these trends means for admin and students, and how are they affecting classroom practice and IT capabilities?
  • NCAA President has Wish List for Power Five - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Pat Eaton-Robb
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away.
  • The Future of Higher Education Poll Results - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Amanda Bucher
    wanted to know what higher education professionals thought about the future of higher education and whether or not the current way in which colleges and universities are operating would be sustainable in the future. We polled HigherEdJobs' visitors and social media followers to see how they felt about the topic.
  • The Future of Higher Education - October 2014
    Higher education, it seems, cannot go five minutes without debates around its competing tendencies and its future: small versus large schools, private versus public, teaching versus research, the ideals of education versus the money to be spent and made in delivering it.