The Recession and the Tightrope Generation
Today's traditional undergraduates were children during national boom times. They were in middle or high school when the bust came. Their families dealt with soaring unemployment rates, plunging real estate values, and landmark foreclosures. As the stock market crashed and rebounded, fluctuating wildly, they lived through a recession that seemed to go on and on, with a gridlocked government and a lack of public trust and hope.
Higher Education Employment Continues to Decline in Q3 2013 as Job Postings Advance
The number of jobs in higher education decreased in Q3 2013 for the third quarter in a row. At the same time, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow at a faster pace according to a just released report from HigherEdJobs®, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. The full report can be viewed here: http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm.
Native American Students in Higher Education - The Past, Present and Future
Improving the success of students on campus, especially Native American students, is Karen Francis-Begay's passion. Our guest expert this month who is Assistant Vice President for Tribal Relations at The University of Arizona explores topics related to the Native American student in higher education such the importance of the recruitment, retention, and graduation of these students. She advises what campus administrators can do to help the Native population become more visible on campus.
The Career Tree: Six Tips From "Six Minutes in Our Shoes"
In October the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) hosted a webinar, "Six Minutes in Our Shoes: Finding the Right Job Fit." The panelists were representatives from the partner associations of The Placement Exchange, including HigherEdJobs. We also sought advice from higher education professionals from HigherEdJobs' social media networks on tools related to a successful career in student affairs.
Institutional Knowledge: When employees leave, what do we lose?
There was a time when employers could expect their staff to "stay put" until retirement. Those days, along with the guaranteed pension and loyalty to employees that came with them, are gone. Today's employers face higher turnover rates than at any other time in history. What happens to an organization when it's best, brightest, most experienced and knowledgeable employees are walking out the door? What do they take with them, and what does the employer lose?
"Is There an App for That?" Autonomy and Dependency in Today's College Students
Digital applications give students a sense of mastery over their lives. Never getting lost on the road trip, always knowing instantly where to get gas or find a good place to eat, having instant access to banking services and never losing your car in a vast university parking lot make a person feel secure. Instant access to study guides, reference materials, wellness tips, planners and organizers makes a person feel efficient and in control.
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