Career Fitness: Getting Better Than Smart
The conventional wisdom celebrates functional knowledge as the key to job search success. Upgrading your skills, the thinking goes, is the one sure way to land a great job. Get a degree, earn a certificate and bitta bang, bitta boom, you're on your way to blissful employment. It's a constant refrain... and it's wrong.
California Community Colleges to Offer Bachelor's Degrees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fifteen California community colleges received preliminary approval Tuesday to start offering career-oriented bachelor's degrees, a step that represents a first for the nation's largest college system and that supporters said is needed to ensure residents are prepared for jobs that in the past may have required only two years of training.
Can Entrepreneurs Make It in Academic Leadership?
As an executive search consultant in higher education, I am often asked by search committees about what "non-traditional" candidates might bring to academic leadership roles. "Non-traditional" occasionally describes candidates that do not demonstrate a traditional academic path to leadership positions -- i.e., student affairs or finance professionals interested in presidential roles.
Career Resolutions for the New Year
Happy New Year! If you made a career-related resolution to start 2015 don't be one of the millions whose resolution goes by the wayside in a month. Here are some tips to help you achieve your professional goals in the new year.
Why We Need to Respect Faculty as Professionals
When I entered graduate school in 1968, conditions for faculty members at American colleges and universities were probably more favorable than ever before.
Obama Proposes Free Tuition for Community Colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal he argues would strengthen the U.S. workforce. The initiative's price tag has yet to be revealed, and it faces a spending-averse Republican Congress.
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