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  • The Affordable Care Act and Higher Education
    From its inception to its troubled roll out, this country's new health insurance policy has been the subject of countless news stories and debates. But what does it mean for higher education employment? Will the fact that young adults no longer have to be a full-time student to be on their parents' insurance affect college enrollment, and thus jobs? Will universities be able to hire more adjuncts now that the pressure to provide insurance is removed?
  • Higher Ed Salaries Increasing, Jobs Decreasing (Slightly)
    This week, The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) released findings from their 2013-2014 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey. This is the 17th annual publication of the survey. The survey was completed by over 1,000 higher education institutions including public, private, religious, Master's colleges and universities, Baccalaureate colleges, and Doctorate-granting institutions.
  • Measuring the Impact of Engineering Education
    "Engineering is a poorly understood profession," states this month's HigherEd Careers guest expert, Dean Gary May from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. May discusses the importance of highlighting engineering education and explores how colleges and universities can succeed in retaining and graduating STEM students. The partnership between the American Society for Engineering Education and President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and its mission to further awareness of engineering education is also discussed.
  • Stop Applying Everywhere, Start Gathering Information
    Maybe you haven't seen your ideal job posted in awhile. Maybe you haven't applied for a job recently. Sometimes you just feel helpless.

    You have to do something, so you expand your search criteria and increase the number of applications you're sending to employers.
  • When is the Best Time for Open Positions in Higher Ed?
    Timing is everything in your job search. Higher education professionals conducting a search often ask, "When is the best time of year for open positions?"

    Before seeking the answer, you must first understand that your job search is unique and it only takes one offer –– and that one job offer can come along at any time.
  • CUPA-HR Survey Shows Public Institutions Outpaced Private Institutions Last Year in Salary Increases for Senior Administrators
    In 2013, for the first time in several years, senior leaders at public institutions saw a more substantial salary increase than their peers at private institutions. Data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)’s 2013-14 Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey show a median base salary increase of 2.5% for those in senior-level positions at public institutions
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