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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!   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.
  • New!   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.
  • Glenn Harlan Reynolds, The Higher Education Bubble. New York, NY. Encounter Books. 2012. - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Brian Bialkowski
    It's an axiom that a college education is an investment, one whose near-term costs are exceeded by the long-term value it conveys in terms of job opportunities, earning potential, and quality of life.
  • Blended Learning Analytics and Higher Education Sustainability - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Alan Burns
    The success or failure of a school's business model is often dependent on effective utilization of faculty. Traditional models with face-to-face instruction delivered by a few highly credentialed faculty in a classroom are are no longer affordable for 70 percent or more of traditional college-age students.
  • Reforming the Higher Education Act to Lower College Costs - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Lindsey M. Burke
    Federal higher education subsidies have increased substantially over the last decade and now represent 71 percent of all student aid. During that same period, the number of students borrowing through federal student loans increased by 69 percent, from 5.9 million students during the 2002–2003 academic year to 10 million in 2012–2013, according to the College Board.
  • Division and Change in Higher Education - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Glenn Geiser-Getz
    Most universities are struggling to maintain enrollments, endowments, and educational quality. Meanwhile, student applications, sources of revenue, and credibility among constituents are all in a steady decline.
  • Is College Still a Good Investment? - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Eileen K. O'Leary
    There is so much noise in the conversation about the value of higher education that it has become increasingly difficult to know if it is worth the time and money to go to college to earn a bachelor's and perhaps a master's degree. Popular media often tells us that college is no longer a good investment.
  • The Who, What and Why of MOOCs - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Justin Zackal
    The expression "It takes all kinds to make a world" certainly applies to the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This applies to the types of students, service providers, course experiences and catalogue offerings.
  • The Future of Higher Education - Career Tools Article, October 2014
    by Brian Bialkowski
    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.
  • Academic Job Search: A Playbook for the Internal Candidate - Career Tools Article, September 2014
    by Jeffrey A. Schroetlin
    The job search process in academia is simply different than in any other industry -- for example, it tends to be much more committee-oriented, rules-driven, and transparent. Even internal candidates who have proven themselves over many years in their institutions are rarely simply promoted but must participate in an open search and be properly vetted alongside other candidates.
  • Higher Education Marketing: A Panel Discussion Part I, Effectively Marketing Your Campus - HigherEd Careers Interview, September 2014   
    by Andrew Hibel
    Higher education marketing practices and techniques have evolved dramatically over the years for every type of institution. This month we are fortunate to hear the perspectives of marketing experts from a community college, a private institution and a public university.
  • Student Debt Burdens All Ages -- Seniors Included - Career Tools Article, September 2014
    by Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.
  • Amateurism and Intercollegiate Athletics - Career Tools Article, September 2014
    by Eric Snyder, Ph.D
    The alarm clock beeps, she rolls over, it's 5:30 a.m. At 6:00 a.m. the bus leaves to drive 30 minutes north to Oklahoma City. On board are 70 women on the University of Oklahoma's rowing roster. Forty-nine of these women receive no athletic scholarship for their participation. These student-athletes are the true modern amateur participants in college sports.
  • College first in the nation for these admissions  External Article - Career Tools Article, September 2014
    In what could be considered not only a unique marketing move for a brand-conscious college, but also a giant step forward in creating admissions equity for a more diverse population, Goucher College today has become the first college in the nation to create an application option requesting student-submitted videos as the decisive factor for admission.
  • How to Interpret a Job Posting - Career Tools Article, September 2014
    by Peter Weddle
    Job postings are the lingua franca of the job market. They are the way employers communicate with job seekers. All too often, however, the messages conveyed by those ads are one-sided and muddled by corporate jargon. So, how can you interpret the content of job postings to determine which openings are right for you?
  • Everything That You Say/Write Will Be Used Against You - Author In Residence, September 2014
    by Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D.
    In the three previous blog posts we discussed the purpose of resumes and cover letters. This post articulates the imperative that the job seeker spends countless hours laboring over them. The saying that "You only get one chance to make a first impression" certainly rings true in the job search process.
  • Social Media Campaign Publicizes Lifeline Law - Career Tools Article, August 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Students at 13 Indiana college campuses will receive social media messages about the state law that allows minors who have been drinking to report a medical emergency or a crime without getting in trouble.
  • Higher Ed Employees Sharing More of the Cost for Healthcare - Career Tools Article, August 2014
    by CUPA-HR
    As a result of changes to healthcare benefits stemming from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in an effort to better control costs, many higher education institutions are passing more of the cost of healthcare along to their employees.