HigherEdJobs - ArticlesWe 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/en-usCopyright 1996-2014 Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.rss@higheredjobs.com (HigherEdJobs)Organize Your Job Search Like an Air Traffic ControllerTo conduct an effective job search you need to be as organized as an air traffic controller. With so many job postings out there you need to set up alerts, document your activity and have easy access to information.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=541rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:55:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=541Avoid the "Bully Boss" LabelThere is a workplace myth that employees must simply tolerate their bosses' negative, harassing and bullying behaviors under the guise that they are not bullies, but merely "tough." Such bosses argue that their actions are necessary to ensure performance and productivity and that niceness, gentleness and humility do not get the job done.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=539rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR)Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:47:15 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=539Why Not All Universities Will SurviveWill your college or university exist in 25 years? This may sound like a doomsday question, but in these difficult times for higher education, it is a reasonable question for college leadership to ask.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=538&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:56:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=538&blog=11Do's and Don'ts of Submitting Through an Applicant Tracking SystemMany colleges and universities use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to evaluate prospective candidates. Applying to a position through an ATS often trips up many applicants and prevents them from advancing through the interview process.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=537rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:00:42 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=537Faculty to Administration, Making the TransitionWhat it is like making a transition from a faculty member to an administrator? Dr. Joann Bangs, dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University shares insight into her journey from teaching students to leading faculty and staff. She shares her lessons learned and wisdom gained through her transition.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=535rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:38:07 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=535For-Profit College to Sell Most CampusesWASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=533rss@higheredjobs.com (Kimberly Hefling)Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:08:54 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=533Why You Must Have Three ResumesOne size does not fit all.You have crafted the perfect resume and you continually update it with all of the great things that you have done.This looks good on paper, literally.But it does not play well in reality.You cannot assume that one generic resume will resonate with every employer and any job that they might have available at any given time.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=532&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D.)Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:56:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=532&blog=12The Reciprocity Rule of Online NetworkingIt's all the rage these days. If you're in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why? The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach the right person - no matter how distant and tenuous the link - you can depend on them to help you land a job. Best sellers have been made with such a claim, but...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=530rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:44:28 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=530The Unbundling of the UniversityColleges have lost their way. If you have any doubt about that, turn on your television or open up your newspaper and you will see articles on the outrageous cost of college, the jobless rate of college graduates and calls to overhaul higher education.The pressure for change is coming from outside the university and this pressure can no longer be ignored.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=529&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:04:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=529&blog=11The Thread that Ties Faculty Together: The Passion To TeachThe reasons for the drive and enthusiasm to teach are different for each individual."My passion for teaching is rooted in the belief that I am having a positive impact on my students," says Dr. Jose R. Ruiz, professor of aviation management and flight at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=527rss@higheredjobs.com (Rebecca Esparza)Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:56:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=527Starbucks offers employees opportunity to earn online degree at Arizona State UniversityNEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=528rss@higheredjobs.com (Candice Choi)Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:45:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=528INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding faculty timeEveryone's aware of the long hours students are putting into studying for final exams; yet, a new infographic reveals faculty are working just as hard preparing and grading the exams their students are taking...and the time required is staggering.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=526rss@higheredjobs.com (Meris Stansbury)Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:14:25 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=526Becoming a Community College ProfessorThere are more than 3,000 open faculty positions at community colleges posted on HigherEdJobs. The talent pool may be more diverse than you think. Applicants may not have any experience teaching at a community college. They might be adjuncts, professors at four-year universities, high school teachers, and often times, industry experts looking to apply their field experience in an educational setting.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=525rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:28:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=525T-shirts Deemed Racist Prompt Need for Council on DiversityTIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A recent University of North Dakota incident over t-shirts deemed racist has underscored the need for the North Dakota University System to revive a dormant council on diversity, the head of the university system said.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=521rss@higheredjobs.com (Josh Wood)Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:25:01 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=521The Purpose and Language of ResumesContrary to popular opinion, the purpose of a resume is not to get you a job. The purpose of a resume is to get you an interview. Therefore, the resume should be written with this singular goal in mind. Some describe it as a summary of one's background, skills, abilities and accomplishments. If the focus is on cataloging and documenting one's experiences, the true purpose of the resume is missed.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=522&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D.)Wed, 4 Jun 2014 08:47:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=522&blog=12Fostering a Civil Work Environment, a Follow-up Q&A with Daniel Griffith, Part 2Workplace incivility has become a hot button topic in all fields, not just higher education. In January Daniel Griffith reviewed common workplace incivilities in a <a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=481">HigherEdJobs Webinar</a>. The response was overwhelmingly positive.In this second of two articles, Griffith again addresses questions and issues raised by participants of the webinar.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=523rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR)Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:55:07 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=523Employment in Higher Education Shrinks for Third Consecutive QuarterThe number of jobs in higher education decreased in Q1 2014 for the third consecutive quarter. However, the declines have been consistently lessening in magnitude over time. During the same period, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=520rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 28 May 2014 10:28:57 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=520Institutional Effectiveness and Your CampusInstitutional effectiveness on campus is a complex recipe of such areas as assessing current status, designing a change process, educating leaders, working together to create goals and the commitment to implementing change. Our guest expert this month, Dr. Paula Gill, describes how her institution, Belmont University and other campuses are becoming more intentional about institutional effectiveness.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=519rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 27 May 2014 09:22:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=519Job Searching Advice from the World of College AdmissionsI've worked in college admissions for almost six years, and I've seen it all when it comes to college applications.There was the student who included 15 letters of recommendation (the requirement is two). Another student misspelled the name of our institution throughout his application.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=518rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Fri, 23 May 2014 14:04:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=518A game-changer for online retentionIn a <a href="http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/higher-education-technology-448/" target="_blank">recent think-tank panel</a> in D.C. on trends in higher-ed, one online learning expert from Arizona State University said that the next big discussion for colleges and universities would be on online communities. But why is it so important for online learning?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=517rss@higheredjobs.com (Meris Stansbury)Tue, 20 May 2014 09:21:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=517Higher Education Governance in the Digital AgeCollege senates have sometimes been characterized as dysfunctional. John Kramer's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/American-College-Novel-Annotated-Bibliography/dp/0810849577" target="_blank">The American College Novel, An Annotated Bibliography</a> has overviews of almost 700 college novels from Nathaniel Hawthorne to the current day.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=516&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Fri, 16 May 2014 12:22:09 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=516&blog=11Six Strategies for Moving into AcademiaThe key to a successful university or college job search is to recognize that the process is different from the private sector and tailor your hunt accordingly. Here are six strategies from higher education human resources executives to help navigate the system and find the right job for you:http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=515rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert DiGiacomo)Wed, 14 May 2014 11:18:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=51555 Schools Face US Federal Sex Assault ProbeWASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Thursday took the unprecedented step of releasing the names of the 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX investigation over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=513rss@higheredjobs.com (Kimberly Hefling)Thu, 8 May 2014 16:35:29 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=513Princeton Hires First Woman Athletic DirectorPRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Mollie Marcoux has been hired as Princeton's athletic director, leaving her job as a sports management executive and returning to the school where she starred in two sports.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=509rss@higheredjobs.com (Paul Franklin)Mon, 5 May 2014 09:04:53 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=509Academic Labor in the Digital AgeThe digital age has displaced many kinds of workers. Bank tellers have lost jobs to ATMs. Toll collectors have lost jobs to automatic toll devices. Train conductors have lost jobs to ticket machines. Full-time academics have also been in decline during the same period.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=508&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:51:53 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=508&blog=11Commencement Ceremonies and Event Planning on CampusThere is rigorous planning and behind the scenes work that takes place before a commencement ceremony or other event on campus happens.But, as our guest this month explains, all of the hard work and dedication is well worth it when the final result occurs. Melissa Werner, director of University Ceremonies at Arizona State University, says the most exciting part of her job is "watching the students 'turn the tassel' and see the excitement and happiness of families and friends celebrating an incredible achievement." Read more about event planning on campus in this month's HigherEd Careers interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=507rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:07:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=507The United States' Skills Gap Crisis and YouShockingly, there are millions of jobs currently unfilled even though our country's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high.In a recently published book, <em><a href="http://www.theaplussolution.com/home.cfm" target="_blank">The A+ Solution: How America's Professional Societies and Trade Associations Can Solve the Nation's Workforce Skills Crisis</a></em>, the authors make a compelling case for the role associations can play in training our workforce and providing workers with the ongoing skill sets to succeed in their profession.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=506rss@higheredjobs.com (Dave Bornmann)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:15:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=506Fostering a Civil Work Environment, a Follow-up Q&A with Daniel GriffithWorkplace incivility has become a hot button topic in all fields, not just higher education. In January Daniel Griffith reviewed common workplace incivilities in a <a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=481">HigherEdJobs Webinar</a>. The response was overwhelmingly positive and Griffith has agreed to address questions and issues raised by participants of the webinar.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=505rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:15:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=505The Affordable Care Act and Higher EducationFrom 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 ontheir 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?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=504rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:05:57 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=504Higher 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=496rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:08:54 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=496Measuring 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=494rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:27:41 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=494Stop Applying Everywhere, Start Gathering InformationMaybe 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=493rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:05:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=493When 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=491rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:56:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=491CUPA-HR Survey Shows Public Institutions Outpaced Private Institutions Last Year in Salary Increases for Senior AdministratorsIn 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 institutionshttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=490rss@higheredjobs.com (CUPA-HR)Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:58:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=490Higher Education Employment Contracts While Job Postings ExpandThe number of jobs in higher education decreased in Q4 2013 for the second consecutive quarter. Over the same period, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=489rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:19:23 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=489Crafting Your First ResumeYou are graduating soon or maybe thinking ahead and starting your job search early. In addition to acing your final classes, your resume needs to be perfected as well.But, how do you draft that first resume?As a director of career services, I worked with many students who were crafting their first resume...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=487rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:01:08 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=487How to Appropriately Use Your Network During Your Job SearchAre you looking for a job? Don't underestimate the power of using your network in your job search. In this month's interview, we discuss the importance of effectively utilizing your network. Tips on properly utilizing your contacts through respectful and professional interactions are discussed as well as pitfalls to avoid.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=486rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:53:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=486Search Early, Search OftenOne of the most crowded sessions at the recent MLA Annual Convention in Chicago was "Myth Busting the Job Search." The session was a sort of Job Searching 101 for those in the Humanities. One piece of advice shared that seemed to surprise many attendees was to start your job search early, before you’re actually on the markethttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=484rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:42:53 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=484The Affordable Career ActWith all of the talk about the Affordable Care Act, preserving our physical health is on almost everybody's mind.While that's certainly appropriate, ensuring the health of your career is just as central to your well being.Indeed, the single best way to find a new or better job is to conduct your search with a strong and vital career.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=485rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:42:48 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=485Careers in Student ConductStudent conduct is a critical topic addressed on university campuses across the country. This month we talk with Dr. Jennifer Waller from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Topics discussed include resources available and tips for dealing with conduct issues as well as suggestions for success for higher education professionals working in the area of conduct administration and conflict resolution.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=482rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:37:42 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=482Webinar: Tools and Strategies for Fostering a Civil Work EnvironmentPlease join us on <b>Wednesday, Jan. 29</b> at noon EST for a free webinar led by Daniel Griffith, J.D., SPHR, that will review common workplace incivilities and explain why institutional leaders and others wishing to foster a positive work culture should take heed.The webinar will also explore why traditional procedural responses are often ineffective for responding to uncivil behaviors and advocate instead for practical responses that empower organizational members and support their innate desire to use common sense, goodwill, and mutual trust to self-regulate their interactions.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=481rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR)Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:23:12 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=481The Delta That Makes a DifferenceResearch indicates that over half of all openings are filled by employers' internal candidates.That figure will obviously vary from field-to-field, but the point remains: the most serious competitor you are likely to face in the job market isn't another job seeker.It's the person who's already working for the organization with the opening.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=478rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:55:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=478Ten New Year's Resolutions for Higher Ed Job SeekersThe new year is a perfect time to reset your job search. If you're currently working in higher education, it's an ideal time to get your house in order before the next semester begins. If you're not working in academia, it's good timing as thehttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=477rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:50:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=477Leading Versus ManagingCongratulations! You've landed your new job, a dream job with a "management" title. But, sometimes "managing" a team may result in cajoling and herding your staff and faculty. If you want to make your new position a leadership position, here are some tips to follow:http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=476rss@higheredjobs.com (Gregory B. Meeks)Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:41:17 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=476Cover Letters, A New TechniqueYou may have heard bullet points suggested as a great way to write yourresume. When hiring managers are skimming stacks of resumes, clear, concise bullet points of your credentials could be the difference between your application landing in the YES pile or the NO pile.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=474rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:22:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=474The Recession and the Tightrope GenerationToday'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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=473&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:17:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=473&blog=10Higher Education Employment Continues to Decline in Q3 2013as Job Postings AdvanceThe 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: <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm</a>.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=471rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:46:18 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=471Native American Students in Higher Education - The Past, Present and FutureImproving 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=470rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:13:33 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=470The Career Tree: Six Tips From "Six Minutes in Our Shoes"In October the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (<a href="http://www.naspa.org" target="_blank">NASPA</a>) hosted a webinar, "<a href="http://www.naspa.org/events/csam13-tpe" target="_blank">Six Minutes in Our Shoes: Finding the Right Job Fit.</a>" 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=469rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:29:33 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=469Institutional 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?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=468rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Andrew M. Peña, SPHR, MBA)Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:27:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=468"Is There an App for That?" Autonomy and Dependency in Today's College StudentsDigital 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.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=467&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:15:51 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=467&blog=10Future Hiring Trends in Higher Education - What Institutions Can Do To Thrive and Succeed in Challenging TimesWe all know that the demographic make-up of the United States and the world population is changing.According to the Pew Research Center, starting on January 1, 2011, and each day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 years old. A review of your school's data will likely show that because of the baby boom generation, a significant number of the faculty and staff members on your campus are eligible to retire and have been retiring in record numbers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=466rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:08:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=466Bridging Gaps in Your QualificationsThere are two kinds of harmful gaps in a job search. They are a lack of experience and a lack of skills. Both seem like insurmountable barriers because you can't gain experience without work and it takes time to acquire skills. And yet, there is a way to bridge the gaps so long as you are willing to take off your fuzzy slippers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=464rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:56:27 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=464Faculty Sabbaticals at Colleges and UniversitiesIs a sabbatical just paid "time off?" As we continue to discuss important faculty issues in our next HigherEdCareers interview, Dr. Edwin Dove explains the purpose of sabbatical leaves, also called professional development awards, at the University of Iowa.He discusses the award process as well as the benefits received on behalf of the faculty, university and the community from these professional development awards.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=463rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:57:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=463Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, and the Analog CampusToday's traditional undergraduates are the first generation of digital natives. Born after the digital revolution, they have always known the presence of what adults consider "new" information-digital communication, computing, and entertainment technologies. The ubiquity of these technologies has molded their expectations for how they will learn, work, socialize, recreate and live.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=462&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:41:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=462&blog=10Responding to Workplace Bullying, the Role of HRFor many institutions, HR is the designated office for addressing workplace bullying.Yet, as reflected in comments in the recent article posted on HigherEdJobs, <a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=443" target="_blank">Workplace Bullying at Colleges and Universities</a>, some perceive HR as the office of last resort to seek help. Reasons vary, but generally boil down to perceptions that HR's role is to protect the institution from liability rather than to support the target, as though these two interests are mutually exclusive.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=461rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR)Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:28:49 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=461Tenure in Academia, the Past, Present andFutureThis month we explore the topic of tenure in higher education and ideas surrounding it. Why was the tenure system created, what purpose does it hold and in what direction is it headed? Dr. Gregory Scholtz from the American Association of University Professors discusses these questions and shares enlightening information on the sometimes controversial subject.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=459rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:52:01 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=459Diversity and the Future of the Academic Hiring ProcessPlease join us for a free webinar led by Anthony Walesby to explore and explain the legal, ethical, educational, and commercial issues surrounding diversity initiatives and goals. Whether you are looking for a job or looking for job candidates, a solid understanding of the realities of diversity initiatives will help you in your goals.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=449rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:31:10 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=449The Mixed Goals of College AthleticsIn terms of media attention, general interest, and awareness, it’s safe to say that competitive athletics, for better or worse, is the public face of higher education today. Every day thousands of pages are published on the subject in assorted local, regional, and national print and online venues, along with hours upon hours of television coverage. That coverage has only proliferated with the multiplication of sports networks and the rise of television channels devoted exclusively to major collegiate athletic conferences.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=458rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:40:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=458Deja Vu All Over Again: What's Changing in Higher Ed TodayRecently we read a passionate and compelling report on the challenges facing higher education in the United States: shifting economies, changing student populations, and the demands of emergent technologies and knowledge. According to the report, higher education is not adequately serving the needs of students or the country, and must adapt or be displaced by new providers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=451&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:03:18 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=451&blog=10Making the Dream a Reality: The Education Community's Next ChapterFifty years ago - on Wednesday, Aug., 28, 1963 - hundreds of thousands converged in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial in support of civil and economic rights for African Americans at the <em>March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom</em>. It was at this gathering that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech, urging the nation to open "the great vaults of opportunity" for all. Dr. King's speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement, which helped to set the tone for subsequent passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=448rss@higheredjobs.com (Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.)Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:26:06 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=448Higher Education Employment Recedes in Q2 2013The number of jobs in higher education decreased incrementally in Q2 2013 for the second consecutive quarter. Meanwhile, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow, but more slowly, according to findings from the just released HigherEdJobs Employment Report, (/career/quarterly-report.cfm</a>).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=447rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:20:31 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=447The Advantages of Not Multi-TaskingAlthough I did turn off my cell phone, I attended the recent ACUHO-Iconference session eating my yogurt and drinking a cup of coffee as I was taking notes on why most people are not efficient at multi-tasking. This is why I'm sharing tips from the presentation: "I'm Really Good at Multi-tasking" - No You Are Not!Many people feel that if they multi-task, they can be more efficient and effective. However, the truth is that most people don't do it well and often times the quality of each task completed may decrease.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=446rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:20:44 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=446Budgets in Higher Education -- The Keys to Successful Financial ManagementThere is an abundance of information that is necessary to successfully prepare and ultimately manage university budgets. Each college may approach the process differently but with the proper questions asked, appropriate forecasting completed, and institutional support provided the process is manageable. Our expert this month, George S. McClellan, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne discusses the intricacies of the budgeting process.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=445rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:05:12 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=445Active Reading for Job Search SuccessExperts have long urged job seekers to practice active listening. It's a critical habit to develop because it helps you understand, interpret and respond effectively to the questions posed in an interview. However, since most pre-interview communications now occur in writing and those interactions are the key to getting an interview, it's now also important to learn the technique of "active reading."http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=440rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:06:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=440Workplace Bullying at Colleges and UniversitiesAccording to <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0988478226" target="_blank">Bully in the Ivory Tower</a></i> by Leah Hollis, 62% of higher education professionals report experiencing workplace bullying. This is significantly higher than the 35% of the general public who, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, report workplace bullying. As discussed at the <a href="http://www.acuho-i.org/EventsbrPrograms/2013ACUHOIAnnualbrConferenceExposition/tabid/1088/Default.aspx" target="_blank">ACUHO-I</a> annual conference, the consequences of bullying can be costly, both emotionally and financially. Identifying unhealthy behaviors and learning techniques to manage bullies is critical for employees and managers in higher education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=443rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:44:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=443Top Traits of an Academic AdvisorAn academic advisor does more than tell a studentwhere the bookstore is or in which class to enroll. An advisor is responsible for supporting students and partnering with them so they can make informed decisions and create the right goals in order to excel. Dr. Joshua Smith discusses the top qualities that will help academic advisors be successful in this role in our next HigherEd Career Interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=442rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:04:15 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=442The Path From Middle-Level to Senior Positions in Higher EducationYou're in a mid-level position with dreams of moving up. How do you make your dreams a reality? And, on the flip-side, if you're already a senior manager, how can you help your employees move up the ladder? At the recent ACUHO-I conference in Minneapolis, a panel discussion focused on moving from a mid-level position in residence life/housing to chief housing officer. Even if you don't work in residence life or academic affairs, the strategies and information presented can apply to many different positions in higher education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=441rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:03:04 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=441The Benefits of Regional Associations for AcademicsAt the recent <a href="http://www.acuho-i.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1106" target="_blank">ACUHO-I</a> conference in Minneapolis, MN, Bill Fox of Denison University and Jennifer Wamelink of the University of Kansas led a discussion on the importance of professional involvement in regional or affiliate associations.Fox and Wamelink, who are both actively involved in their regional associations, highlighted benefits of engagement.They also presented findings from a recent survey of ACUHO-I members about their participation in regional associations.Sixty-nine percent of respondents were involved at the regional level.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=438rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:49:12 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=438How to be an Effective Online ProfessorWith the number of students taking online classes increasing, the need for instructors to be versed in the world of online teaching also increases. What are some best practices of online teaching? Do MOOCs have a place in the higher education learning market? How will the virtual classroom evolve? These questions and other useful topics are discussed in this month's interview with online teaching expert, Dr. Rena Palloff.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=437rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:29:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=437Don't Waste Your TimeTime is the greatest enemy in a job search. The longer the hunt for a new job takes, the greater the frustration, futility and the possibility of making a mistake. So, the best way to conduct a job search is to use every minute of every day wisely.Unfortunately, the Internet has caused a lot of people to adopt a quantitative approach to their job search campaign. They pour and pray.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=436rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:35:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=436Sluggish Employment Picture for Higher Education in Q1 2013The number of jobs in higher education was essentially unchanged in the first quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow, but at a moderating pace, according to the Q1 2013 Employment Report from HigherEdJobs, (<a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm">http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm</a>).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=434rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 29 May 2013 14:24:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=434Molding Glass and an Academic CareerSculpting glass can be similar to molding a career as an art professor. It takes time, dedication, creativity, patience and, of course, special techniques both in the classroom and the studio in order to be successful. Professor Chad Holliday, this month's HigherEd Careers Interview guest, discusses his passions of being a professional artist as well as teaching art and spreading awareness to our colleges and local communities.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=432rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 20 May 2013 09:54:21 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=432To College or Not to CollegeAcross the country, a lively debate about the value of college has been gathering steam. Long a staple of the American dream, a college education has become the target of skeptical questioning, an inquiry invigorated by rising college costs and faltering job prospects...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=431&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Fri, 3 May 2013 14:32:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=431&blog=9Write Your Own Ticket to SuccessMore often than not, the first impression you make with a recruiter is in writing. So, if you want to stand out like a dream candidate, write like one.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=429rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 2 May 2013 10:31:31 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=429From Outer Space to Cyberspace: The Astronaut Turned Online Academic DeanDr. James Reilly has traveled to many different places - Antarctica, the deep ocean waters and even into space as an astronaut with NASA. However, his most recent expedition has led him to the position of associate vice president of strategic relations, STEM programs, for American Public University System, where he previously served as dean of the school of science and technology. Dr. Reilly shares his interesting background, discusses the world of online learning, as well as offers inspirational words and career advice for all to consider.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=428rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:45:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=428How to "Draft" your Message for a Second InterviewThis month culminates one of the most extensive job interview processes in professional sports when college football players are selected by new employers in the 2013 NFL Draft April 25-27. Teams are permitted to bring 30 players to their facilities for official visits before the draft, this nearly two months after players are measured and interviewed by teams at the annual NFL Scouting Combine.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=427rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:03:21 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=427Who Are You Again?We humans are increasingly unable to remember the past. For job seekers, that means we must be as proactive about staying remembered as we are about being memorable. We must hold onto employers' and recruiters' memories as well as stand out in their minds...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=426rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:19:53 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=426Secrets to Navigating Campus PoliticsWhat are new professionals lacking when they enter careers in higher education?That question was asked last month at the NASPA Annual Conference in Orlando during a session called "What Does It Mean to be a New Professional?" The answer most often given by speakers at the annual gathering of student affairs administrators in higher education is something that all professionals in academia should observe.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=425rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:05:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=425Expertise and Meta-Lessons: Two Elements of Great TeachingI have always hated that H. L. Mencken quote-become-a-cliché, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." What galls me is not just its cavalier anti-intellectualism and mindless denigration of teachers, but the fact that it is a lie.Indeed, when I traveled the country interviewing great teachers, I found that behind so many great teachers there lies a great doer.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=424&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:12:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=424&blog=9Don't Be a Job Seeker, Be a Person of TalentEmployers address you that way on their corporate sites. Recruiters use the very same term to describe applicants for their openings. But, you should never ever accept the label. Don't let anyone categorize you as a "job seeker." Compel them to see you as a "person of talent" instead.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=422rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:56:04 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=422Do You Lose the Education of Athletes in the Madness of March?How is a successful balance between academics and athletics reached on campus?Our guest this month, Beth Goode, senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Stanford, explains how her university focuses on developing a student-athlete as an overall person, which means cultivating and strengthening values to succeed both in the classroom and in the student-athlete's chosen sport.She also shares the ins and outs of working in the highly competitive, but exciting field of intercollegiate athletics.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=421rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:14:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=421Median Salary Up Two Percent for Higher Education ProfessionalsSalaries are up again for mid-level administrators in higher education. This is according to data released today, March 25, by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=419rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:29:00 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=419Fifty Faculty and Administrators Named to ACE's Fellows ProgramWith higher education changing more rapidly than experts could imagine, it's important that great leaders emerge. But how do you identify them?The American Council on Education (ACE) has identified leaders through its ACE Fellows Program. This program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States, will add 50 new members with the announcement of the ACE Fellows Program 2013-14 class.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=420rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:28:48 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=420Odds Are Ever in Candidates' Favor at The Placement ExchangeThe front line of student affairs employee recruitment is certainly at The Placement Exchange. But this is no battlefield, despite The Hunger Games comparison that candidates often use as more of a term of endearment rather than a fear-induced hyperbole.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=418rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:41:27 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=418How to Foster Motivation in an Academic WorkplaceYou can't make a horse drink but you can put some salt in its oats to make it thirsty as an old saying goes. The topic of motivation in the workplace is an interesting one. The truth is, motivation is something that is an inside-out individual responsibility.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=416rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:30:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=416Salary Increases for Tenured Faculty at Private Institutions Outpaced Public Institutions in 2012Salary increases for tenured and tenure-track faculty in 2012 matched the rate of inflation in 2012, but those working at private institutions fared better than the inflation rate compared to their colleagues at public schools whose pay increases failed to keep pace.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=415rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:25:37 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=415Are You a Reacher or a Settler?Let's face it, pursuing perfection in the job search is often an exercise in futility. As a job seeker, you may find the perfect job but the employer may deem your qualifications above or below its line of perfection. The same goes for an employer who pinpoints the ideal candidate who doesn't reciprocate the same certainty.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=414rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:51:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=414Passion and Awareness: What Great Teachers Have in CommonJustice Potter Stewart famously said that while he could not define pornography, "I know it when I see it." Great teaching may be like that. After interviewing 51 great teachers across the country for my book Conversations with Great Teachers (Indiana University Press), I still could not formulate a definition. I could, however, see common qualities.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=412&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:17:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=412&blog=9How to Compete with Employed Job SeekersIt's hard enough to land a good job in today's sputtering economy, but now it's going to get even harder. More and more people who already have a job have started to enter the job market. They're amping up the competition and creating a new challenge for those who are out of work: how do you compete with employed job seekers?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=411rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:44:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=411Higher Education Job Growth Outpaced By Overall U.S. EmploymentThe number of jobs in higher education grew during the fourth quarter of 2012, but was outpaced by growth of all U.S. jobs. The number of advertisements for job openings in higher education also continued to grow, but at a moderating pace in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=410rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:51:28 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=410What We Can All Learn About Careers From Female Leadership in AcademeWhen we started HigherEd Careers interviews years ago, we aspired to find experts who can help members of our community reflect, shape and act on their career plans. This month we are proud to share one of our most inspirational and practical interviews featuring leadership and ethics professor Susan Madsen of Utah Valley University. Her insights provide a detailed current look at women in higher education leadership as well as the characteristics of women leaders.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=409rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:04:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=409Five Reflections for the Skyping EmployerThere are few items as crucial to a successful organization as hiring the right people. The proper talent assembled around the table can make or break any effort. And organizations would be foolish not to deploy a range of helpful tactics in their efforts to bring on the best people possible. Hence the increasing prevalence of video-call interviews (i.e., Skype interviews) for everything from interns to vice presidents.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=407rss@higheredjobs.com (Matt Trainum)Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:03:52 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=40710 Best Practices for a Higher Education Job SearchAt the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention held last month in Boston, panel members discussed their thoughts on some things that can help (and hurt) a higher education job search. Although some topics relate specifically to a faculty search, many of the ideas discussed in this piece are broad enough that can easily be transferred into most positions and can be helpful as one explores the territory of a career search.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=406rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:44:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=406It's the Teachers, StupidSeveral years ago I set out on a quest to find and interview a number of great teachers across America. One of these was a fencing teacher who had recently retired at the age of 90. During our interview he asked me to pick up a fencing foil, and then he put both his hands around mine to adjust my grip. The new way of holding the foil did feel better. When he removed his hands, I had the strange sensation that I could still feel his touch. I thought back on that moment often, and it became a metaphor for what I came to understand as the acid test of teaching: success lies in what lingers, what lasts, how the student is forever changed by the experience.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=403&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:15:50 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=403&blog=9New Student Programs: A Look Inside Orientation, Transition and Retention ProgramsThere are many factors that help a new student flourish when arriving on campus and remain prosperous once there. New student programs aid in the successful transition for students who are eager to start their new experience and continue successfully through their college journey. Dr. Cynthia Hernandez of Texas A&M University discusses what makes these programs effective as well as the roles that students, parents, administrators and faculty all play in the transition to college.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=402rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:01:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=402Successful Careers in Student AffairsFew professions in higher education are more versatile than student affairs. Few people can discuss the occupation and the job search better than Kevin Kruger, the president of NASPA, the association for student affairs administrators in higher education. He'll share his thoughts on the profession and how you can better position yourself for career advancement in student affairs.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=400rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:55:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=400You Can't Get a Job By Applying For ItPicture the scene: you're cruising through your favorite job boards on the Internet and come across a great job for which you are perfectly qualified. So, what do you do? You whip out your trusty resume and apply for that gem, right? Wrong. The key to landing a new or better job in today's economy is to campaign for it.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=401rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:10:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=401Title IX Coordinators: Five Things You MUST KnowI was attending a conference recently on Title IX as it relates to sexual harassment/sexual assaults in higher education. One of the participants came up to me and said she was curious who the Title IX coordinator was for her campus, so she emailed the president of her school from the conference and asked. His response... "You are."http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=399rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:58:41 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=399Religious Affairs:Understanding Interfaith on CampusWhy is it important to understand religious diversity on campus? In this month’s HigherEd Careers interview, Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson discusses topics surrounding multifaith college communities.Also highlighted are opportunities on how to educate a campus on different faiths and traditions in order to promote people coming together from varied spiritual backgrounds.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=396rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:31:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=396Veterans in Higher Education: How Do We Serve Those Who Served?In this topical series focusing on veterans, HigherEdJobs takes a closer look at student veterans -- who they are, what kind of issues they contend with in transitioning between military and student life, and the traits and experiences with which they can enrich classrooms and campuses. We'll also look at strategies the institutions can take to become more veteran-friendly. In doing so, we'll listen as a variety of individuals -- students, faculty, administrators -- share their experiences of working with student veterans and spending time straddling the separate realms of higher education and the military.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=395rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:48:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=395The Life of a Student Veteran on a College Campus: A Student Veteran PerspectiveThe transition from the military to a college campus for me was very daunting and I really didn't know what to expect. What would life be like on the outside? How would I relate to other students as I began college? The first several months of my college career I was trying to find the sense of purpose that I once had when serving my country and found it difficult to find information and relevant resources for my individual need. Being an older student also made it difficult to relate to the traditional college-aged student.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=391rss@higheredjobs.com (Joshua Lang)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:48:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=391Helping Veterans Make a Successful TransitionAs a veteran education benefit certifying official, I have the distinct opportunity to help the current generation of veterans transition from military life into the university. It is rarely an easy transition. The current environment which many of our veterans leave immediately before becoming civilians can be drastically different than the one they will experience when they get home.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=393rss@higheredjobs.com (Todd Carlson)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:48:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=393A Student Veteran's Partnership for PerseveranceThe feedback from last month's HigherEd Careers Interview, <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=385" target="_blank">"Compound to Campus: Transitioning from Military to Academia,"</a> struck a chord with many, especially those who work with student veterans at college and universities. But one response in particular is worth sharing. And it's from none other than the subject of the interview, retired Lt. Col. C Andrew Griffin, who is the director of military and veterans affairs at Northern Arizona University.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=388rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:14:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=388Which Range Do You Want to Call Home?Recent research from the National Employment Law Project contained a sobering finding. A majority of the jobs lost in the last recession were in the middle range of wages, while most of the new jobs added in the recovery have been in the lower range. This situation seems unlikely to change for the foreseeable future. It is your new normal, which means you have to ask yourself, "Which range do you want to call home?"http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=387rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 7 Dec 2012 09:23:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=387Compound to Campus: Transitioning from the Military to AcademiaOur military students and veterans are some of the best and the brightest on campus. They often make the highest quality students because of their maturity, dedication and military training. However, many experience challenges in adjusting from military life to campus life. Retired Lt. Col. C. Andrew Griffin describes what life is like for veterans on campus and what staff and faculty can do to make their campus military friendly and a supportive environment in which all students can thrive.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=385rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:28:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=385Don't Look for a Job, Look for RespectThese days, job seekers face not one but two equally difficult challenges. Not only do they have to find a decent job, but they have to find a decent employer, as well. A decent job may remove them from the ranks of the unemployed, but only a decent employer can ensure they stay there.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=384rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:23:01 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=384Higher Education Growth Steady, Stable, and Greater Than Overall U.S. JobsThe number of jobs in higher education grew during the third quarter of 2012, continuing to outpace growth of all U.S. jobs. The "market share" of higher education jobs compared to all U.S. jobs continued to increase as well but only incrementally in the third quarter, a trend that has persisted for several years.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=382rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:57:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=382Six Ways to Do Your Homework on a Potential EmployerRemember in grade school how easy it was for teachers to recognize which students actually read the homework assignment? The readers eagerly raised their hands while the nonreaders slouched behind their desks.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=381rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 9 Nov 2012 15:37:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=381An Innovative Degree Proves BeneficialHigh post-graduate employment rates and satisfied employers make a great combination. By listening to the needs of students and the demands of employers, colleges and universities are developing Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree programs which are proving beneficial for students, industry and their higher education institutions.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=378rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:54:57 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=378From Student to Employee: The Vital Role of Career ServicesFor many institutions, gone are the days where the mission of the career service office is "placement." Instead, colleges and universities are focusing on "career education" which teaches students how to manage and take responsibility for their career paths. This month, our guest expert, Andrew Ceperley, discusses this theme and other important topics related to career services on campus.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=377rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:00:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=377The Right Kind of ConfidenceThe journalist David Brooks once famously opined that "Human beings are over-confidence machines." We aren't as smart as we think we are, nor are we as smart as we need to be.That's especially true when it comes to networking in a job search.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=376rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:21:51 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=376Higher Ed's Impact on the ElectionsHigherEdJobs presents a free webinar called <strong>"Higher Ed's Impact on the Elections"</strong> on Thursday, Oct. 18, at noon. Author, political expert, and Harvard senior lecturer <strong>David C. King</strong> will discuss ways you can prepare your campus for the elections. Dr. King will also identify the issues at stake for higher education and how your institution can lobby lawmakers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=375rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. David C. King)Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:29:01 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=375A View of Medical Universities and Health Care EducationWhat does it mean to be leading and transformative in the area of health care and higher education? How will proposed governmental cuts affect biomedical research at medical schools and teaching hospitals? What do hiring trends look like at medical universities? Our guest this month, Dr. Mark Sothmann of the Medical University of South Carolina, addresses these questions in this month's HigherEd Careers Interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=372rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:19:54 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=372The Time for Starting is NowA recent study by Bellevue University found that sixty percent of Americans "have given some thought or a lot of thought to going back to school." With all due respect, what are they waiting for? Whether they're looking for a new job or trying to improve their performance in the job they already have, the pathway to success is education. So, the time for starting is now, and once begun, there is no time for stopping.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=371rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:03:13 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=371Examining the For-Profit Sector DifferentlyAccording to the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), a nonprofit organization that promotes college access and success in higher education for all students, the for-profit sector needs to be examined differently than its non-profit counterpart.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=369rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:15:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=369What's at stake for education in the fall elections?With Election Day two months away, both of the major-party candidates for president have been largely silent about education policy. It's no surprise.President Obama and Governor Romney believe that their fortunes depend on whether people think the economy is getting better (or not), and how intrusive the government should be.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=368&blog=8rss@higheredjobs.com (David C. King)Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:14:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=368&blog=8Healthcare Costs for Higher Ed Employees are Increasing at a Lower RateRising costs of higher education and healthcare are critical issues, especially during this presidential election year. These topics intersect as they pertain to the healthcare benefits received by employees at colleges and universities. So how exactly are higher education professionals faring?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=366rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:44:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=366Higher Education Employment Continues to Outpace U.S. Jobs in Second QuarterThe number of jobs in higher education continues to grow faster than overall U.S. employment, but the difference in growth rates narrowed in Q2 2012. In addition, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education also grew during the second quarter of 2012 but at a more moderate rate, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=365rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:15:30 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=365Next PracticesThe Web is crowded with articles extolling the best practices for finding a new or better job.I've contributed a few of those missives myself.Recently, however, I heard a fellow describe best practices as "stuff that used to work."In other words, by the time something has become a best practice, it's likely also to have become obsolete.What's the alternative?Next Practices.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=364rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 8 Aug 2012 15:04:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=364Best Practices in Graduate EducationAs graduate education continues to evolve, institutions must be willing to adapt, be it through teaching methods, curriculum changes, use of technology, or in other ways in order to meet the needs of students, higher education communities and societal demands. Our guest this month, Dr. Douglas James, from Duke University, describes the importance of implementing 'best practices in graduate education.'http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=362rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:35:24 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=362Preparing Your College for the Fall ElectionsThe fall elections are coming up, and college administrators need to know about "The Number." Candidates know their own, and "Getting the Number" is all-consuming for campaign managers, occupying their dreams and driving how they spend money. Campaigns operate within harsh budget constraints and need to secure the cheapest votes possible. Here is how it works and why you should understand the game.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=359&blog=8rss@higheredjobs.com (David C. King)Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:48:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=359&blog=8A Multitude of HopeToday's job market is a cold and indifferent place. It feels as if it is operated by uncaring organizations that are guided by a quest for machine-like productivity rather than by the bonds that join us one to another. I believe that's wrong. I'm certain that America's working men and women deserve better. I'm also certain, however, that they won’t get what they deserve unless they put up a fight.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=358rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:53:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=358When the Questions Outnumber the Answers: The Evolving Definition of Higher Education Accountability.In our latest installment, we take on the topic of students' success after graduation and the question of who is ultimately accountable for that success and in what ways. Before any discussion gets very far, it's fair to begin things by asking exactly what is meant by "success" and why it's being discussed in the first place.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=352rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:25:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=352Students' Investment in Higher Education: What is the ROI?Higher education is expensive. We often look at college expenses exclusively from the perspective of the rising tuition bill facing students and their families; however, we need a much broader perspective on measuring how expensive college has become. Because higher education is highly subsidized by governments, we need to include how much money taxpayers are investing in educating students in colleges and universities.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=353rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark Schneider)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:19:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=353Is the World Smaller? The Need for International EducationMany can argue that a global experience strengthens an education. Through international education, students can grow personally and professionally by learning to appreciate and embrace differences while exploring key professional components of their field. Read more on this topic in this month's HigherEd Careers Interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=350rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:26:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=350Death to Educational Tax Incentives?By 2018, nearly two-thirds of American jobs will require a postsecondary credential. While our economic success as a nation depends on getting millions more people to and through college, college has never been so expensive. As prices go up and state support dwindles, students are forced to bear a larger share of college costs. Instead of shoring up the resources meant to help low-income students, the federal government is pouring more money into financial aid programs that disproportionately help middle- and upper-income students who would have gone to college anyway.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=351rss@higheredjobs.com (Rachel Fishman)Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:11:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=351The Blending of Communities: Town and Gown Relationships at CollegesWhat makes a successful relationship between a community and a college campus? In this month's HigherEd Careers, the balance between the "town and gown" is discussed. Kim Griffo, the executive director of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA), explains common issues and trends as well as tips to foster successful relations between colleges and the communities in which they reside.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=347rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:12:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=347Higher Education Employment Growth Outpaces U.S. Jobs Growth, But Gap NarrowsGrowth in the number higher education jobs continued to moderate in Q1 2012, a trend that started to emerge mid-2011, but is still outpacing overall job growth. Similarly, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to rise, but at a moderating pace, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia (<a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm</a>).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=345rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 17 May 2012 09:04:33 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=345Culture Change for LearningToday's crisis in the quality of learning in higher education is fundamentally a problem in culture: the lack of strength in -- and in too many cases, the complete absence of -- a serious culture of teaching and learning on campus.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=344&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Tue, 15 May 2012 15:39:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=344&blog=7The Transition to Faculty Leadership: What Makes a Department Head Successful?Moving into a faculty leadership role can be a challenging opportunity for many, and as our guest this month says, research shows that it often comes without a lot of training. Dr. Don Chu, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at California State University, San Marcos, discusses strategies to succeed in this role, whether it is the first time as a department head position or if it is a role currently held. He discusses being able to "see over the horizon" and being a "selfless servant" as key traits for effective chairs as well as the chair making connections between the talents of the faculty and the needs of the majors, the campus and the constituents served by the unit.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=341rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 1 May 2012 08:24:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=341Assessment as a Form of Teaching and LearningChanging the culture of our colleges and universities to elevate the quality and quantity of learning requires that we make learning the first and highest priority; it must become the touchstone for decision-making and resource allocation. To put student learning at the center of each institution's work demands that we know the extent to which learning is occurring -- which means that establishing and sustaining a conscientious, diligent, and rigorous regime of learning assessment is a foundational element of change for learning.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=340&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:59:35 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=340&blog=7Seven Steps to a Better Job SearchHigherEdJobs is proud to host its first-ever webinar - which you can participate in - geared toward higher education job seekers. It will help you identify your strengths, improve your candidacy and help you find the perfect job in higher education. A respected author and job search guru, Weddle will reveal the necessary steps that you need to take to influence potential employers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=337rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:46:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=337Philanthropy and Higher Education: What Defines Success?As our guest this month says, "Fish where the fishing is best." So, is fundraising in higher education about finding the right fishing hole? How has the economy changed the development goals of colleges and universities and has it affected the attitudes of donors? Dr. Mack answers these questions and gives us his take on the current state of fundraising in higher education and where success lies in this month's interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=335rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:40:10 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=335One Size Doesn't Fit All in Measuring Institutional EffectivenessIn higher education, comparing institutional effectiveness of two-year community colleges to four-year universities is like comparing apples to oranges. The demographics of the 13 million students served by community colleges are often quite different than a traditional university; therefore, the missions of community colleges differ in order to match the needs and goals of their populations. Because of this, many argue that it's necessary for various institutions to use different metrics to report success.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=333rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:20:44 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=333The Cumulative and Collective Nature of Higher LearningToo many college graduates have not achieved widely accepted and significant higher education learning outcomes: the ability to think critically and creatively, speak and write cogently and clearly, solve problems, comprehend complex issues, accept responsibility and accountability, or take the perspective of others.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=332&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:09:37 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=332&blog=7Job Search Outside the BoxNew research to be published shortly in <em>Psychological Science</em> reveals that the connection between our minds and bodies is much stronger than previously known. The best way to be more creative in a job search, therefore, is to behave the way we want to think.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=331rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:58:37 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=331Don't Transfer Your Soul (or Your Talent)Taking a job offer from an employer you barely know is like ignoring the terms and conditions vendors impose when you make an online purchase... only worse. If a product is defective, you can usually return it. When an employer turns out to be bad, however, there is no such recourse. And, the harm can be long lasting.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=329rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:56:53 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=329Higher Education Job Postings and Employment Growth Slows as Use of Part-time Faculty RisesGrowth in the number of jobs in higher education continued to moderate in Q4 2011, a trend that started to emerge mid-year. Likewise, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education also continued to increase, but at a moderating pace, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs, the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=328rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:31:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=328Is the Outlook for the Law Faculty Employment More Fickle Than Most Juries?What does the future hold for law school faculty members? In this month's interview, we are fortunate to have the perspective of Lauren Kay Robel, a Val Nolan Professor of Law and Interim Provost and Executive Vice President at Indiana University Bloomington. Dean Robel discusses how the law professor market has changed and potential trends for the future. She also touches on topics such as the role of tenured legal professors, the increased need and importance of adjunct professors as well as female faculty moving into more leadership positions.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=326rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:04:59 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=326The Higher Education Learning CrisisThe purpose of this blog is to shift the national conversation about higher education from a primary focus on the comparisons that make up magazine rankings to a serious discussion about the failure of colleges and universities to fulfill their core mission: higher learning.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=327&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:13:13 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=327&blog=7Introduction to Our 2012 Author in ResidenceHigherEdJobs is pleased to introduce the 2012 Author in Residence bloggers, Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh. Beginning next week, their articles about higher education will start appearing on the HigherEdJobs website and the quarterly posts will continue throughout the year. The articles are related to their book We're Losing our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=325&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:59:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=325&blog=7The Job Seeker With the Dragon TattooBy now, you've probably heard of Stieg Larsson's best seller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. For those who haven't yet read the book, it's (sort of) a murder mystery intertwined with the self-identity quest of a young woman with distinctive body art. While all of the plot's secrets are revealed by the end of the tale, one question is never addressed: what's the meaning of the dragon tattoo?http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=324rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:42:57 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=324The Buzz around Campus -- Looking Inside Campus ActivitiesThe area of Campus Activities is more than just bringing concerts and movies to campus and planning social events. Our guest this month explains that the role of Campus Activities also includes the important tasks of leadership development and professional growth. Dr. Rouse shares information regarding the work her association does to strengthen student growth, as well as tips for tackling interviews and the idea of remaining open to new possibilities in higher education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=322rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:35:17 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=322Is it Easy to be Green?Sustainability on the College Campus ExploredThe term sustainability, in general, is a term with which we should all be concerned.Protecting our natural environment and resources while thinking of future needs is obviously important, but how does this translate to our college campuses and their surrounding communities? We explore the topic of sustainability and what it means to be “green” through an insightful book review and informative articles from guest authors tackling these ideas. Also, we polled faculty and staff at local colleges and universities on their views of sustainability on their campus and the results are explained.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=320rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:14:18 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=320The Standout SkillDo you want an advantage in the job market? There is one skill that CEOs today believe is both in critically short supply and critically important to their organization’s success. If you have this skill, it is virtually certain that you will get the attention you deserve from employers, regardless of your profession, craft or trade. What is this standout skill? Leadership.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=321rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:28:26 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=321What Does the History of Faculty Unions Teach Us About Their Future?For some, the role of faculty unions can be viewed with debate. This month, we explore the early history of faculty unions to their place in today's higher education community. Do they help or hurt faculty? Can faculty be viewed as management? Dr. Timothy Reese Cain, Assistant Professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, answers these questions and discusses reasons for formation beyond salary and tenure, perceptions of faculty unions, definition of academic freedom and the potential direction of faculty unions.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=315rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:24:35 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=315Optimize Your ROL - Your Return on LuckAccording to Jim Collins, the author of Great By Choice, the difference between companies that are merely good and those that are considered great is often how they use luck. Good and bad luck happens to every company, he believes, but only those that optimize their return on luck - their ROL - are able to excel. I think that's true for job seekers as well.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=314rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:59:41 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=314A Thoughtful Look at Female Careers in ScienceHow do female science faculty think about their career? This month, our expert, Paula K. Kleintjes Neff, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, discusses her career as a female entomologist, researcher, teacher, advocate and role model. Dr. Kleintjes Neff shares her views on how opportunities for women science have changed, what can still be done to improve the face of women in science and thoughts on how women can successfully balance their personal life as well as being an accomplished scientist.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=311rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:59:52 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=311The College Campus of 2015, Part II - A Day in the Life of a ProfessorAs we saw in the life a Sarah, a hypothetical college student in 2015, the rhythm of the traditional campus is changing. Students who value the on-campus experience will want to enhance it with the freedom and unique learning resources of the Internet. Face-to-face learning will become less common, but richer. The implications for professors will be profound and, for those who adapt well, positive.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=310&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:52:25 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=310&blog=6Presidents Say Colleges and Universities Vital to Local CommunitiesAlthough the national unemployment rate remains high (9.0% as of October 2011), many college presidents are optimistic about their local economies. A recent survey 2 of college presidents by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), funded in part by TIAA-CREF, shows that nearly two-thirds of the presidents who responded to the survey had a positive outlook on hiring in their local communities.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=309rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:46:45 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=309The One Word You Should Avoid in a Job SearchIn today's highly competitive job market, the worst word you can use is "can." I realize that's a stunning turn of events for a people who have historically seen themselves as the "can do" nation. Nevertheless, what employers now want from candidates is a verb they believe has far greater potential. The word they want to hear is "will."http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=308rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:32:17 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=308Rethinking the Role of InternshipsNot everyone chooses to further their studies at graduate school. This may be a fairly obvious statement, but are colleges and universities losing sight of this? Are they doing enough to prepare their undergraduates for the workforce or do they assume they will be going to graduate school, medical school, law school or other?http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=307&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:36:18 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=307&blog=6An Investment of CaringThere's a view these days that successful networking is based on a very simple mathematical formula. A lot of contacts equals a lot of employment opportunities. If that were so, however, all of those who are now feverishly connecting, friending and following would be happily ensconced in a new job instead. Networking is important in a job search, but what many people are doing today is "notworking" and, as a consequence, wasting their time.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=305rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:57:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=305An academic career case study: Do you go where the path takes you?We often receive feedback about professionals who are experiencing a career transition.So, taking this into consideration, we thought it would be interesting to show an example ofa higher education professional who recently went through a transition in his career route and what he has experienced and learned through this path.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=304rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:15:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=304The College Campus of 2015, Part I-A Day in the Life of a StudentThings are changing on the traditional college campus, and the pace of change will increase. In as few as three years, the daily experience of both students and professors is likely to be very different. Because the students' needs and preferences will drive most of the change, we'll look at their future lives first.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=303&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:47:28 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=303&blog=6Make Yourself a "Will Do" CandidateAmericans are a "can do" people. We pride ourselves on getting the job done. It's a trait that's stood us in good stead for centuries. We've relied on it to create the nation in the Revolutionary War and to save it in World War II, to build the world's most modern economy and to put the first human on the moon. If we depend on it to find a job, however, we'll likely see our hopes dashed and our dreams cancelled.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=302rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:07:59 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=302A Snapshot of Online Learning at Community CollegesAs Aristotle once said, "The whole is more than the sum of its parts." This month we examine how collaboration on a college campus can lead to success, specifically in the area of online learning at a community college.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=299rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:17:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=299Equitable Pay for College InstructorsThe typical college student would be surprised by the differences in what her professors make. An adjunct professor may receive a few thousand dollars per course, with no healthcare or retirement benefits, while a full professor effectively can make $20,000 per course, plus benefits.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=298&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:02:07 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=298&blog=6The New Car Rule of Career EducationIt's a longstanding rule of thumb: A new car loses ten percent of its value the minute you drive it off the dealer's lot. It doesn't matter whether you've bought a Mercedes or a Chevrolet, your vehicle's worth starts declining as soon as you start to use it. The same is true with training and education in our careers. Its employment value begins to degrade the nanosecond we complete the coursework.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=297rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:40:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=297High-Tech Fun:The Best of Online and Face-to-Face LearningThere is a timely lesson for today's education innovators in an Isaac Asimov short story that this year will celebrate its sixtieth birthday. Written in 1951, only a few years after the introduction of commercial network television in the United States, Asimov's story, "The Fun They Had," envisions a time two centuries in the future, when all books are electronic, delivered via TV. The need for books printed on paper disappears, as each television can display a million or more "telebooks."http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=294&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:05:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=294&blog=6Job Postings in Higher Education Grow but at Slower Pace; Postings for Part-Time Faculty Jump 65 PercentAdvertisements for job openings in higher education rose 25.2 percent in the second quarter of 2011, according to the newly released<a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm?q=2&y=2011" target="_blank">Higher Education Employment Report</a> from HigherEdJobs. While strong, the rate of growth was considerably less than the year before, when job postings for colleges and universities rose 48.2 percent.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=293rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:49:06 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=293Part III:'Making College Accessible' SeriesIn our final part of the "Making College Accessible" series, we discuss the financial aspects of attending college. The issue of affording college is on the forefront of many students' minds, and with potential changes to the Pell Grant system, affording college could be an even bigger issue for many. This month, our guest, Dr. Kienzl, discusses the role of the Institute of Higher Education Policy and how it helps students with accessibility to college, some interesting projects he has worked on, and his insight into financial aid and funding policies in higher education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=292rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:05:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=292How the World of Work Has ChangedThis column is the third in a three-part series focusing on <strong>what recruiters want from job seekers</strong>. The first column explored<a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=281" target="_blank">how recruiters work and why</a>, while the second discussed<a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=284" target="_blank">how to stand out with recruiters</a> (for all the right reasons).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=291rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:16:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=291Engaging Topics for FacultyIf you are looking for some interesting water cooler topics focusing on college and university faculty, check out an insightful book review on academic bullying, a survey on the fringe benefits in higher education, and an article on emotional intelligence in teaching.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=288rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:56:37 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=288Part II:'Making College Accessible' SeriesContinuing with our "Making College Accessible" series, this month we are discussing the topic of First Generation College Students (FGCS).We are fortunate to have as our expert guest Ms. Cynthia Demetriou, Director for Retention, Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Ms. Demetriou discusses the challenges and opportunities that FGCS students may encounter and shares her insight into helping these driven students succeed.She suggests that by focusing on their strengths, establishing mentoring relationships, encouraging community involvement, and developing other opportunities to feel connected on campus, this will result in higher retention, happier students and ultimately successful graduates.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=289rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:51:44 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=289How to Stand Out With RecruitersThis column is the second in a three-part series focusing on what recruiters want from job seekers.The first column explored <a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=281"> how recruiters work and why</a>.This column will address an equally important topic: How to be a standout candidate with recruiters.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=284rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:55:10 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=284How Recruiters Work and WhyRecruiters. From a job seeker’s perspective, they are a strange tribe.  But maybe they aren’t as weird as they might at first seem.  Maybe there are good and important reasons why they do what they do.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=281rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:19:09 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=281Part I:'Making College Accessible' SeriesHigherEd Careers will be doing a special series addressing the topic of "Making College Accessible." Our guests will be discussing critical issues surrounding making post-secondary education open to all who desire it. These individuals include students of minority populations, the unique opportunities and challenges associated with first generation college students, and the issues of financing higher education for economically disadvantaged students. Through these interviews we will also examine how staff and faculty at our colleges and universities manage these key issues today.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=282rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:59:40 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=282Demand for Fine and Applied Arts Faculty Has RecoveredDemand for fine and applied arts faculty has recovered since the end of the recession, according to a newly released Higher Education Employment Report from HigherEdJobs. The number of postings for fine and applied arts faculty increased 26.2 percent in 2010 from 2009. This follows a decrease of 32.7 percent in 2009 from 2008.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=280rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Mon, 6 Jun 2011 08:41:09 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=280Higher Education Job Openings Return to Pre-Recessionary Levels as Employment Continues to GrowAdvertisements for job openings in higher education rose 40.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011 from a year earlier and even exceeded pre-recession levels, according to the newly released Higher Education Employment Report from HigherEdJobs.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=277rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 31 May 2011 09:59:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=277The Future of the Fine Arts in Higher EducationThis month, we welcomed Dr. Margaret Merrion, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Western Michigan University, to discuss issues related to the area of fine arts and her thoughts on the future of this culturally important area to higher education and our communities.Budget issues, curriculum relevancy, the connection of K-12 arts education and higher education, employment statistics and the highlights of working in this field are all discussed in this month's interview.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=278rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 25 May 2011 10:36:44 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=278Of Experience, Education, and Contemplative PedagogyThe implications for education of the shift from an ontology of material objects to one of experience and insight are profound and call for a comprehensive realignment of our educational priorities.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=276&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Tue, 17 May 2011 09:40:05 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=276&blog=5The Dilemma of a Wimpy Job SeekerThe movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid is just now hitting theaters, but already it's earning kudos for its observations of middle school and the lessons it teaches adolescents about life there and thereafter.Its wisdom, however, is not confined to pre-high school hallways.The movie has something to offer to those of us who are trying to survive another hostile and seemingly incomprehensible setting -- the job market.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=274rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 4 May 2011 15:26:09 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=274Creating Respect in a Diverse ClassroomAs our campuses continue to become more racially and ethnically diverse, the subject of respect in the classroom becomes increasingly more important.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=273rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:00:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=273The Placement Exchange Blog - Part TwoThe Placement Exchange 2011, a job placement event for student affairs professionals, took place March 9 - 13 in Philadelphia. HigherEdJobs is pleased to bring you recaps of the educational sessions at The Placement Exchange. Although some information is specific about the conference, knowledge from these sessions can also be applied to other areas of your job search.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=271rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:42:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=271The Metatarsal of Career SuccessScientists were thrilled to announce the other day that they had found a metatarsal bone in a skeleton that was millions of years old, proving that our earliest ancestors had been able to walk erect.While this bone in our foot was important to our early evolution, however, we need a very different kind of support to stand tall in the 21st Century workplace.We have to have just as much strength at the other end of our bodies -- in our minds.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=270rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 5 Apr 2011 09:40:29 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=270The Placement Exchange Blog - Part OneThe Placement Exchange 2011, a job placement event for student affairs professionals, took place March 9 - 13 in Philadelphia. HigherEdJobs is pleased to bring you recaps of the educational sessions at The Placement Exchange. Although some information is specific about the conference, knowledge from these sessions can also be applied to other areas of your job search.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=265rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:47:21 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=265Intention and Imagination in Higher EducationThe primary divide I am concerned with in higher education is actually not the fragmentation of knowledge or the loss of community, as serious as these issues are. These are symptoms of a deeper underlying divide within us, one that distribution requirements or learning communities alone, for example, will not address. Our colleges and universities need to encourage, foster, and assist our students, faculty, and administrators in finding their own authentic way to an undivided life where meaning and purpose are tightly interwoven with intellect and action, where compassion and care are infused with insight and imagination.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=268&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:07:13 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=268&blog=5Faculty Members at Private Institutions More Likely to See Salary IncreasesMany faculty members saw their salaries increase in 2010, but these increases were seen more frequently at private institutions than public institutions, according to a salary survey conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=267rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:46:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=267Is the Adult Student the New 'Traditional' Student?There are many varying definitions of the terms adult learner and non-traditional student. A fact that can be agreed on, however, is that the number of students falling into these categories has been on the rise over the past several years and at most institutions, this demographic outweighs the number of traditional students who enter directly after high school. Are colleges and universities recognizing this change, and what are staff and faculty doing to help adult learners and all students succeed with the increasing pressures of balancing personal and academic lives?http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=266rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:30:54 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=266Tiger Job SeekersThere's been a lot of debate recently about the phenomenon of "tiger moms." While the call for tougher parenting may be controversial, however, it does raise an interesting idea.In this job market, in this economy, maybe what we need is tougher job seeking.Maybe the key to success is to refashion ourselves as tiger job seekers.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=262rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:59:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=262Five Keys to Creating an Effective, Engaged and Value-Added Diversity Office on CampusThe diversity office on any college campus can and should be a vital resource for everyone in the campus community.While there are many factors that contribute to a successful office, I believe there are five key elements consistently present in diversity offices that are highly valued and relied upon by their institutions.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=261rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Thu, 3 Mar 2011 08:55:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=261Higher Education Job Openings and Employment Surge in 2010Advertised job openings in higher education surged 44.4 percent in 2010 compared to a decline of 27.2 percent in 2009, according to the newly released <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm">Higher Education Employment Report</a> from HigherEdJobs.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=258rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:55:18 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=258Seeking the Heart of Higher EducationThe education of the young is one of humanity's greatest communal undertakings. Through it, culture, history, science, art, values, and countless other priceless discoveries, insights, inventions and achievements are conveyed...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=259&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:26:16 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=259&blog=5The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Past, the Present and the Future.Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are relevant and play an essential part in today's higher education. However, how has the role of HBCUs changed over the past several decades? This month, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Alvin Thornton, the Senior Advisor to the President for Academic Affairs at Howard University, who addresses issues related to HBCUs. Dr. Thornton discusses the significant role these institutions have played, and will continue to play, in local communities and higher education communities throughout the United States.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=257rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:56:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=257The Punishing Power of ParitySports enthusiasts know the term well."Parity" describes a situation in which opposing teams have relatively equal capabilities.When it occurs, no team -- not even the previous year's champion -- has a competitive advantage.Victory is determined by hard-to-predict intangibles. On the playing field, and in the global marketplace.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=255rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:44:25 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=255Fraternity & Sorority Life in 2011Working in the fraternity and sorority system has numerous rewards, such as fostering a student's academic achievement, helping in their personal growth, and guiding them in their career path, but it can also come with challenges, such as drinking and hazing on campus.Our guest this month, Monica Miranda Smalls, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at the University of Rochester, addresses some of the key topics on campus today and tips on enhancing your career in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.Also discussed in our HigherEd Careers Interview are initiatives taking place in Greek Affairs through the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=254rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:45:38 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=254Health on CampusThe daily life of a college student may be filled with numerous tasks, from attending class, studying, socializing, sports, work and often much more.In the hustle and bustle of juggling all of this, health issues may be not always be in the forefront, but are obviously important.In this month's HigherEd Careers interview, we are fortunate to discuss health issues on campus with Michelle Burcin, Director, Healthy Carolina, University of South Carolina, Columbia.She shares her thoughts on top health concerns, from stress, to nutrition, to alcohol and smoking on campus, and offers ideas for staff and faculty on how to recognize and address these issues.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=252rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:31:37 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=252Diversity in Higher Education: Looking Beyond Race and GenderExamining diversity in higher education from a career perspective, we have articles investigating landmark affirmative action cases, look at public perceptions about diversity on campus, and review two books that treat the questions surrounding diversity from different perspectives.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=251rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:22:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=251Waiting for Superman or Godot?It's not news to say that our educational system is at risk.The problem is that things are getting worse rather than better.The precariousness of the system is exacerbated by the reluctance at all levels of government to recognize the magnitude and consequences of this disease, to determine its causes, and to do the serious work needed to cure it.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=240&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:13:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=240&blog=4Higher Education Advertised Job Openings Up 64 Percent in Third QuarterThe number of advertised job openings in higher education soared in the third quarter of 2010, according to a newly released <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm">Higher Education Employment Report</a> from HigherEdJobs.Job postings at colleges and universities rose 64.3 percent compared to the same period one year ago.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=238rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:01:31 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=238Putting Innocence AsideRecent news reports reveal that publishers have begun to slash the number of new children's picture books they are releasing each year.While that move will undoubtedly change the nature of early childhood for kids, it also signals a significant shift in the perspective of their parents.Adults are squeezing the innocence out of youth and in the process, setting their own innocence aside.And, that development -- more even than the stuttering job market -- is cutting back on the potential in their future.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=236rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:29:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=236Is Accreditation the Conscience of Higher Education? And Should It Feel Guilty?Accreditation can be compared to a litmus test for the quality of a higher education institution.Since the facets of accreditation are many -- from legitimizing institutions to determining eligibility for funding -- should it feel guilty about the strong role it plays in quality assurance?This month we talk with Associate Professor, Kevin Kinser, Ph.D., from the University of Albany, State University of New York about the history, current functions, and the future of accreditation in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds of higher education.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=237rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:23:04 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=237A Resume for Employers or a Record for You?Most of us see our resume or CV as a single-purpose document that details our employment and professional accomplishments.We use it to list our work experiences, our academic degrees and publications, and our occasional public presentation and service on special committees.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=235&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:23:47 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=235&blog=2The Unexamined Career…The great thing about the Career Work-in and the various exercises it takes you through, is the thorough examination of one's career you end up with. Taking time to pause and become reflective about one's career prospects, goals, and direction is not something many feel they have the luxury to do. However, as Peter asks throughout <span style="font-style: italic;">Work Strong</span>, do we really have the luxury NOT to take this time out and put in the effort to carefully examine our careers?http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=234&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 2 Nov 2010 17:39:12 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=234&blog=2Toning It Down: How and When Should You Consider Understating Your Credentials?It's a hard job market right now for those trying to find positions in higher education. As noted in a previous post by Peter Weddle ("<a href="http://higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=211&blog=2">Out of Whack in the New Normal</a>," HigherEdJobs, August 11, 2010), academics are facing a situation where the supply of talent exceeds demand, and many well-credentialed candidates are finding themselves unable to find the types of positions they prepared for, or unable to compete with less-credentialed candidates for positions that, at least on paper, they are more highly qualified.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=233rss@higheredjobs.com (Sean Cook)Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:55:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=233Student Loans: New Subprime Crisis, High-Risk Business or Changed Industry?This month we speak to Tim Ranzetta, founder and president of Student Lending Analytics (SLA), about student loan reform and student debt. In the news and on the Senate chamber’s floor, the topic of student loan reform and mounting student loan debt has been front and center. The future of higher education and careers in higher education depends greatly on how institutions and Congress handle student loans in the coming years...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=231rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:55:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=231Myths About Higher Education in the United StatesIt's time to dispel four widespread myths about the quality of higher education in the United States. The first of these is that teachers at the elite institutions of higher learning don't give a damn about undergraduates and care less about teaching them...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=230&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:31:24 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=230&blog=4Doubling Down for the Job of Your DreamsA recent column in <em>Time</em> featured the following quote from a job seeker: "I've sent out maybe 4,000 to 5,000 resumes, all over the world.This is my fulltime job.I do it seven days a week.I've got 2,300 rejection letters sitting in my computer; the rest didn't even bother to respond."It's a stark summary of a failed job search, but one that offers an important lesson...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=229rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:12:45 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=229Plugging the Donut HoleWe humans are complicated beings.We have many wonderful attributes and, unfortunately, at least a couple that are less than wonderful.Among the latter are two that, in large measure, determine our success (or lack therefore) as academicians and educators: we are easily distracted and occasionally disorganized.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=228&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:32:11 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=228&blog=2What Academic Freedom Means for Your CareerWhat is academic freedom? Cole writes that the restrictions placed on the academic community after the events of 9/11 represented the greatest threat to our academic freedom since the Red Scare propagated by Sen. McCarthy in the 1950s.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=227&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Wed, 6 Oct 2010 10:23:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=227&blog=4Universities as Unsettling InstitutionsIn a brilliant, concise Report to the University of Chicago faculty in 1967, the Kalven Committee(i) concluded that "by design and by effect, [the university]... is the institution which creates discontent with the existing social arrangements and proposes new ones... a good university...will be unsettling."http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=225&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:33:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=225&blog=4Land of the Free and Home of the Brave<em>Time</em> magazine recently featured Jonathan Franzen, the author of the just released novel <em>Freedom</em>, on its cover.Though I've not yet read the book, its title got me to thinking about the liberty we enjoy in the United States of America.Historically, we have imagined ourselves to be the "land of the free and home of the brave," but are we?When it comes to our careers, at least, I think we're still a work in progress.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=223rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:37:21 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=223Online Learning and the World of For Profit EducationIs online learning the wave of the future? How are proprietary institutions different than traditional universities? What is all the recent press regarding for-profit institutions? The answers to these questions, the addressing of misconceptions and much more are discussed in this month's conversation with Gary E. McCullough, the President and CEO of Career Education Corporation. The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation offer education to over 116,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. We examine the aspects of online education and for-profit education and how it affects students, faculty and administrators in today's market.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=224rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:08:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=224Freedom: Just Another Word or a Way of Life?There's been a lot of attention paid to freedom lately. Jonathan Franzen's new book with that title has made a big splash, of course. And, there's been much debate about the freedom of a group to place a mosque next to the 9/11 site in New York City and the freedom of a pastor to burn copies of the Koran.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=222&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:15:19 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=222&blog=2All of Our Eggs in Too Few Baskets?America's premier research universities are the gears turning our nation's economic engine. Dotted across the landscape of America are great institutions where professors, fellows, and students are working to better our lives. Universities, both public and private, are responsible for researching and developing many of the technological advances we have experienced in the past 75 years. These advancements are not cheap; research and development facilities are expensive investments.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=221&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:29:04 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=221&blog=4Unleash the Leader WithinExercises III and IV of the Career Work-In involve exercising your skills and increasing your flexibility -- your range of motion allowing you to cover more job descriptions. One of the strategies used to increase your flexibility is unleashing your inner leader. Even in turbulent times, hiring managers are looking for leaders to fill the positions they have.The same rings true in higher education as hiring committees search for the best candidates -- the leaders in the pack will be selected first.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=220&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:24:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=220&blog=2America's Great Universities and How We Live Our LivesAmerica's research universities represent 65 percent of the top 100 and 80 percent of the top 20 universities in the world.Their faculty members dominate the receipt of Nobel Prizes; their scientists and scholars produce discoveries and scholarship that receive the lion's share of citations in the published literature.American universities have become the engine of our national prosperity, and will become of even greater importance for the nation as the 21<sup>st</sup> century moves on.Why, then, are they so underappreciated and poorly understood by legislative leaders and even by much of the educated public?http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=218&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:20:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=218&blog=4Job Openings in Higher Education Soar 36 PercentHigher education employment continues to follow stable growth patterns as overall U.S. employment recovered only slightly in the first half of 2010, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs.According to the <a href="/career/quarterly-report.cfm?q=2&y=2010">Higher Education Employment Report</a>, higher education employment grew 4.2 percent from the first half of 2008 (the initial six-month period of the recession) to H1 2010, while the total number of U.S. jobs declined 5.6 percent, or about 7.7 million jobs. In addition, job postings in academia jumped year-over-year almost 36 percent in H1 2010 after declining by almost an identical amount in 2009, suggesting colleges and universities are continuing to fine-tune how they staff positions in response to the fluctuating economy.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=214rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:40:22 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=214Job Retraining Is WorthlessJob retraining is a waste of time.That’s the conclusion of study conducted by the U.S. Labor Department (DOL).After studying the experience of 160,000 laid-off workers who went through DOL subsidized training programs, it found that the education neither helped them land a job nor hang onto one if they were able to get hired.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=212rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:26:43 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=212Cachet of Cool: Why Your Campus Wants It?This month, we speak to three experts on the topic of "cool." How can an institution's image impact faculty recruiting? The panel is comprised of <strong>Paul Baldasare</strong>, President of St. Andrews Presbyterian College, a small liberal arts college in Laurinburg, North Carolina; <strong>Jason Cook</strong>, Vice-President of Communications and Marketing for the Texas A&M University System, a large research university with tens of thousands of students all across the state of Texas; and <strong>Tom Gariepy</strong>, District Director of Marketing and Communications for Maricopa Community Colleges, which has ten campuses throughout central Arizona with nearly 250,000 students.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=213rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:47:33 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=213Out of Whack in the New NormalA recent article by Michael Luo in <em>The New York Times</em> described the plight of 99ers, those who have been unemployed for 99 weeks or more in this terrible recession.One of the people he profiled in his piece was Alexandra Jarrin, "a late-in-life college graduate and onetime business school student who owes $92,000, as she put it, for 'an education which is basically worthless.'"http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=211&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:57:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=211&blog=2The Dynamics of the Faculty Job SearchNeed help sorting out the details of your faculty job search? From adjunct to full professorships, from the Dual Career search to the traditional, here you will find articles, a book review, and poll results that will help you with your search.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=209rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:57:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=209What General Petraeus Can Teach Job SeekersIn 2005, General David Petraeus was an executive in transition.Having fallen out of favor with the civilian leadership in the Department of Defense, he was reassigned to lead the Army's mid-level leadership school in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.For a combat commander, that wasn't a lateral move, it was a steep step backwards.What the General did next, however, provides a rich case study of how to recover from a career setback...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=204rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:59:02 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=204Be a Well-Connected IslanderRemember <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_game#Text_adventure">text adventure</a> games? Some of the earliest computer games were choose-your-own-adventure style textual games, where you read the storyline and made choices, hoping the options you selected led you down the path of survival and not into a lurking <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grue_%28monster%29">Grue</a>. Networking is a lot like these games, especially one particular game, Survival Island. The point of that game is to survive as an islander making your island and community stronger by networking with other surrounding islanders for food and necessities. If you are successful in your relationship building, and balance out the give and take of trade, you will survive and thrive. Fail in cultivating those relationships and you will find yourself struggling to make ends meet.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=203&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:29:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=203&blog=2The Growing Role of Hispanics in Higher EducationHACU is a national organization that represents more than 450 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the more than two million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 32 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. HACU works to advocate for increased access to higher education for Hispanics, as well as working toward improving the quality of higher education that people receive. HACU is active in helping Hispanic higher education professionals network, interact, and work toward improving both their careers and the institutions in which they work.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=201rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:52:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=201Don’t Wish Upon a Star, Make Yourself OneLillian Gish never earned a master's degree or a Ph.D., but she was a consummate artist in her field.<br /><br />Gish began her career in 1912 in silent movies.Acting in such films as <em>The Birth of a Nation</em> and <em>The Scarlet Letter</em>, she demonstrated a peerless expertise in nonverbal communications.Her ability to touch an audience without words made her one of America's most beloved actresses, and then all of a sudden, the field of acting changed forever.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=202&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:11:48 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=202&blog=2The Right Coach for the Right PlayerIn this portion of our<a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/syllabus.cfm"> syllabus</a>, we are exploring the chapter on "Building a Healthy Career Everyday." Like with any activity, one needs to learn and practice new techniques in order to become a stronger player. This applies to actors and athletes, chief executives and crew chiefs, physicians and professors alike. Everybody needs to practice, and with that comes a need for coaching.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=199&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:07:39 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=199&blog=2A "Perfect" StrangerThink about it this way.A person you've never met -- a connection through a friend of a follower--emails you out of the blue to request that you send a copy of their resume to your HR Department.They explain that they are applying for a job with your employer and would like some help.It's a simple request, so would you do it?What this person is asking makes a lot of sense, especially in these days and times.They want to stand out from the crowd.There's just one problem -- they don't stand out in your mind.You have no idea who they are.So, their request isn't as simple as it first appears to be.They want you to take the time and assume the risk of passing along the resume of a "perfect" stranger.Now granted, your time investment may, at least at first blush, be trivial.All you have to do is forward their message (and attached resume) on to someone in HR.But still, they've interrupted your train of thought, and that act has a cost that is greater than you may realize.Research now shows that it typically takes a person about 25 minutes to get back on track when they are interrupted by an outside communication.As overloaded as most of us are these days, even that modest a break in your rhythm can really set you back.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=198rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=198The 7 Facets of a Healthy CareerCareer Fitness is based on a controversial idea.Its core tenant is that a healthy career depends upon seven facets of activity, not one.It acknowledges that in today's highly competitive and increasingly unpredictable job market, survival -- let alone prosperity -- requires that we attend to more than our expertise in our occupational field.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=197&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:11:38 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=197&blog=2State of our StatesIt seems every year that state funding of higher education becomes an even more critical part of the operation of our state-supported institutions and programs. This year is no different, with so many states facing critical budget issues due to decreased revenue from the recession.What does this mean for higher education and your career?http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=196rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:58:38 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=196Smoothing Out the Tenure TrackWorking through the tenure track can be a long and difficult process. But, with proper time management, helpful mentors and a good network, the path to receiving tenure and promotion can be a little smoother...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=195rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Tue, 8 Jun 2010 09:25:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=195Finding Your Niche MarketOn our LinkedIn group, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1844698">HigherEdJobs</a>, there has been a great amount of discussion on a thread regarding an article, "<a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=183">New Rules of the Game</a>." In short, this article, also by Peter Weddle, brings up the issue of how we go about marketing ourselves to potential employers, and what are some ways we can go about making ourselves stand out amongst the competition. Peter suggests in the article, like in <a href="http://www.weddles.com/workstrong/"><span style="font-style:italic;">Work Strong</span></a>, that people need to do some tough introspection.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=193&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:19:52 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=193&blog=2Call Your CallingAccording to Peter Weddle in his book, <span style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472">Work Strong</a></span>, the challenges and pressures of modern life make it hard for people to listen to their calling.Some never make the effort, feeling work and happiness are incompatible.Others deny their calling and follow the path others have chosen for them. Other people rush so quickly into a career that when their interests change later on, they feel stuck.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=192&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Wed, 26 May 2010 08:44:55 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=192&blog=2Can Professors be Strategic in Their Careers?Over the past 14 years with HigherEdJobs, I have had the privilege of working with the amazing people who help young men and women further their lives at our institutions of higher education.I could not have asked for a more fulfilling career.I know faculty members believe strongly in the value of the work that they do -- educating students, furthering knowledge, and contributing to the greater good.Passion is often an ingredient to what makes them do what they do.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=191&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 24 May 2010 09:14:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=191&blog=2What American Idol Doesn't Know About TalentWhatever the judges on American Idol may say, all Americans are created equal in terms of talent.That's right, every single one of us is a person of talent.We may celebrate the sounds of Taylor Hicks or Kelly Clarkson, but that doesn't mean they're talented and everyone else isn't.http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=188rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 18 May 2010 10:01:09 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=188Enrollment ManagementThe privilege of having a career in higher education is helping students learn.The enrollment management professionals at your school are responsible for formulating and implementing a plan that attracts the best students to your institution. This month, we were able to gain many insights into this critical role by sitting down with an accomplished professional in the field, Steven Klein, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Angelo State University.http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=190rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 18 May 2010 08:59:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=190Making Plans That Make SenseSo much of what happens in careers these days seems to be the result of outside forces beyond our control. We are buffeted by layoffs or by constraints on hiring or even by the elimination of entire departments. If career paths even exist anymore, they are more like switchback trails than the steady way forward that characterized the past.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=189&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 18 May 2010 08:53:38 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=189&blog=2Putting Our Thoughts Into ActionThis month we find ourselves entering the third module of Peter Weddle's career fitness program, "Warm Up Your Career Fitness Plan: How to Stay True to Your Calling."This module invites the reader to develop a plan to improve their career fitness. This is the pivotal point in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472">the book</a> where we transition from passive self-reflection to becoming career activists with firm goals to get our careers pointed in the right direction.http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=187&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Fri, 7 May 2010 09:17:59 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=187&blog=2Is Roy Hobbs the new Charles Kingsfield?We have sure been blogging a lot about finding your natural this spring.It's easy to see why I have been having thoughts of Roy Hobbs, the iconic baseball figure played by Robert Redford in the 1980s movie, <em>The Natural</em>. Sports dramas are known for romanticized versions of careers (comedies often poke fun at the minor league experiences), but do movies about professors do the same?http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=185&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:57:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=185&blog=2Using Social Media in the Higher Education Job SearchAs the use of social media continues to grow, so too does its use in recruiting and job searching.With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many other tools in cyberspace, the need for both recruiters and job searchers to be strategic is greater than ever. Both job seekers and university employment professionals say that clear objectives and goals -- not number of followers or fans -- should drive social media efforts...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=182rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:13:33 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=182The New Rules of the GameFinding a new job is a very serious game these days, and it's been made all the more difficult by a change in the rules.Historically, employers hired qualified candidates to fill their openings.Now, they don't.The key to success, therefore, is to understand what employers are looking for and to position yourself in the job market as just that kind of person...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=183rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:11:13 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=183The Current State of the Postdoc ExperienceAn important step in the career of many higher education professionals starts with a postdoctoral position. These positions provide the necessary experience, mentoring, and networking opportunities for a person's career. For this career topic, we reached out to Cathee Johnson Phillips, executive director of the National Postdoctoral Association for a conversation regarding "postdocs" and advice for people who are looking to obtain a postdoctoral position...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=184rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:22:51 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=184Get to Know Your TalentThe common understanding of talent limits it to exceptional people who engage in exceptional activities.According to this view, only a very few individuals have talent, and their talent is expressed in only the most rarified of fields and feats.People of talent are professional athletes, entertainers and artists.An opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has talent, while the best an educator or administrator can be is good at their job.Talent, Americans are taught and told, isn't something the masses have nor is it really talented to be an exceptional performer in unexceptional occupations...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=181&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:48:32 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=181&blog=2Workplace BulliesDo you work with a workplace bully? I've had to work with a few in my career. I once had a co-worker who apparently didn't get the memo that it is inappropriate to swear at university committee meetings. I had a boss who was hopelessly unqualified for her job, realized it, and took her anger out on me. And, I once worked for someone who yelled at employees for carrying too much change in their pockets (after all, coins can be so loud!)...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=180&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Mon, 12 Apr 2010 08:39:03 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=180&blog=2Academe's Resume 2.0 in the era of Web 2.0Higher education is often an early adopter of new technology and the application of new innovation in all aspects of the industry.In this era of Web 2.0, how is this new technology affecting the higher education job search? View articles, surveys and more...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=177rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:45:44 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=177Connect Your Way to Career HappinessFor me, one of the chapters in <a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472">WorkStrong</a> that resonated most strongly with me was chapter 3, <i>ASystem for Working Strong in the 21st Century</i>. Career happiness ispartially a process of improving your ability to be more effective indeveloping and maintaining meaningful relationships...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=178&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:07:19 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=178&blog=2How do you jibe being a professor and a captain?Previously, we have written about the environment surrounding higher education and faculty career health.In the current section of<a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269277279&sr=8-1">Work Strong</a>, the four principles of measuring career fitness are introduced...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=172&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:59:13 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=172&blog=2The 50-50 Job SearchThe conventional wisdom is that searching for a job is, itself, a full time job.That was good advice in the 20th Century.Today, it's a formula for long term unemployment.If you spend all of your time looking for a new position, you can't get to the other task that's required to be successful in the job market.What's that?Revitalizing your career...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=158rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:30:15 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=158Why Join a Professional Association?If you are interested in furthering your career, joining a professional association is a good start. There are associations for nearly every profession or area of interest and many have national, state and regional chapters available to join. An association is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person. So, how exactly can becoming part of this synergistic group help further your career goals?...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=157rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:00:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=157Don’t Play Pinball With Your CareerMany of us probably began the new year with a resolution or two designed to improve our lives. And for some, that commitment involved getting into better physical shape. Doing so without doing ourselves harm, however, required that we learn at least the rudiments of good exercise philosophy...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=166&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:25:56 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=166&blog=2Educational Legislation Through the Eyes of a CongressmanThe second session of the 111th Congress does not suffer from a lack of legislation.It is obvious that any health care legislation from this Congress will affect all careers.The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act may not receive the media attention of its health care counterpart, but it may be no less important to careers in higher education.It appears on Sunday, March 21, these two bills will collide and be jointly voted on...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=156rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:42:41 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=156You Gotta Work Strong to WorkAsk almost anyone in the workplace today, and they will tell you they are doing a good job.While they might acknowledge that their work isn't perfect, they take pride in what they do and the contribution they believe they are making to their employer.So, why do so many of us get hit with what seems like a layoff out-of-the-blue?What's behind the pink slip so many of us never saw coming?The answer lies in the changing definition of security...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=150rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:45:58 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=150Peering into the Looking GlassI've been "in transition" several times in my career, so I understand just how lonely, frustrating and... well, demeaning that experience can be.And yes, today's difficult economy is certainly a cause for the difficulties many people are now confronting.That said, however, I think it's also true that a significant number of people who are unemployed today are suffering from career illnesses of which they are unaware or, worse, are ignoring...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=149&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:05:35 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=149&blog=2How Do You Do Scientific Research and Teach?Most scientists agree that being a successful researcher is a very challenging career. We know careers in Academia can be challenging.What happens when you try to do both?This month we chat with one of the leading Tuberculosis researchers in the world, Dr. Scott Franzblau at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dr. Franzblau shares his insights on funding his institute's scientific research, working in Academia and how to best position yourself to participate in the research process...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=148rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 18 Feb 2010 08:45:10 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=148Perhaps the Grass is Greener in AcademePeter Weddle paints a pretty grim picture of the 21st century employer in his book, <a style="FONT-STYLE: italic" href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472" target="_blank">Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System</a>. While I agree many corporate employers engage in inhumane activities that show little regard for their employees, I believe most colleges and universities are more compassionate toward their employees...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=147&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:20:23 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=147&blog=2Re-imagining Ourselves as Career AthletesThe first chapter of <em>Work Strong</em>, "How to Keep (Bad) Employers from Kicking Sand in Your Face," discusses the bullying nature of the modern American workplace.Peter engages the reader in a discussion about how best to work with or around these bully employers.Peter challenges the modern American worker to stand up for themselves and realize that nobody is going to be a better advocate for you and your career than yourself....http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=146&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:29:42 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=146&blog=2Will Technophobes Go Extinct in Higher Education?When reading about Apple's announcement of the upcoming release of the iPad, I was reminded of a quote by John Dewey; "<strong><em>If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.</em></strong>" The iPad presents itself as a potentially powerful tool for both professors and students in Higher Education...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=143rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 9 Feb 2010 10:11:06 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=143Publish, Perish or Ponder: What will Faculty look like in 2017?I found myself pondering a lot about faculty while reading this month's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Work-Strong-Personal-Career-Fitness/dp/1928734472/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1265232067&amp;sr=8-1">Work Strong</a> section. I thought about <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=89">our interview with Professor John Thelin</a> and his advice about working in Academia. He said "Consider your work in higher education ...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=142&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:48:15 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=142&blog=2What's Going On in the World of Work?Consciously or unconsciously, many-maybe even most-Americans see the world of work as an orderly system.They believe if you do X, you can expect Y to happen.Or to put it another way, if you invest the time and effort to get a doctorate, you should be able to get a good job-or at least a job-in academia.<br /><br />As many of us have discovered, however, that's not at all the way things happen...http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=139&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:51:05 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=139&blog=2The End of EndingsJanuary is a fitting time to think about beginnings.They are, of course, a big part of our lives.Each year, we tear the December page off our calendar and begin a new passage around the sun.Many of us also use the same demarcation point to begin diets or physical fitness programs or family dinners every week.Universally, beginnings are hopeful times, which is why it's so strange that we exclude them from our careers...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=138rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:25:10 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=138Put Your Ph.D. to WorkOnly half of all Ph.D. recipients will find jobs in education, according to a 2006 study by the National Science Foundation. With shrinking budgets and hiring freezes now plaguing universities large and small, finding a faculty position is seemingly more difficult than ever.While the employment picture may look grim, there are strategies that can help make an application and interview stand out from other candidates...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=133rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Tue, 5 Jan 2010 14:50:14 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=133The American DreamThe American Dream.While it is a quintessentially American aspiration, each of us has a unique vision of just what it is.For some, the dream is a chance to build a successful business.For others, it's a home of their own.And for still others, it's the opportunity to shop until they drop.As alluring as all of these visions are, however, I would respectfully suggest that they are outcomes of the dream and not the dream, itself.The American Dream is actually a state of mind...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=132rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:09:34 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=132Things We Wish We Had KnownThe positive growth turned in by the American economy in the third quarter of this year suggests that maybe, just maybe this Great Recession is now in our rear view mirror.As it fades away, of course, the tales will begin about what we did during this terrible time.While recounting those legends is surely important, so too is sharing the insights we've acquired from our experience...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=128rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:13:51 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=128Social Media in Higher Education CareersTwitter.Blogger.LinkedIn.A few short years ago, none of these Social Media sites would have been at the top of your list as career tools.However, many people today include them on their lists but still are not sure how exactly they fit into their academic job searches, let alone their careers.We spend some time this month with Rick Klau who heads up Google's Blogger product.In addition to learning about Rick's "Niner" love and how he was a blogger for a future President, we were privileged to get Rick to share his deep knowledge about how people communicate on the internet and his insights into how it can help you in your career and job search....http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=129rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:56:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=129Community CollegesAccording to Shirley Robinson Pippins, senior vice president for programs and services at the American Council on Education (ACE), the perception of community colleges is changing...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=125rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:04:35 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=125How to Deal With What Used to Be Called FailureMost of us go into a job search thinking we may be a little rusty, but confident that, basically, we know what to do. Then you do it, and the galling indifference and humiliating rejection begin. Employers don't acknowledge your resume submissions, executive search and staffing firms don't return your calls, and recruiters act as if you are damaged goods. It's hard not to feel as if you're a failure.And yet, you're not. Let me say that again: You are not a failure.You are not a loser or a deadbeat or a flop.Your belief that you are (or your concern that you may be) is based on two misconceptions...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=124rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:37:36 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=124The Vacuum in Our CareersWe're all familiar with bubbles.There was the dot.com bubble in the 1990s and the housing bubble in the early years of this century.They were overheated investments that ultimately fell flat.In our careers, however, we've done exactly the opposite.Most of us have invested little or nothing in our careers, and the resulting vacuum is strangling our future.That sucking sound we hear is our future imploding...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=122rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:35:28 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=122The 3 Goals of a Career ActivistJob security has joined the pay phone and carbon paper.It's no longer a part of the world of work.Employers may promise it, but they can't deliver it.The global marketplace is just too dynamic, too unpredictable.Does that mean there is no security in the workplace?Absolutely not.The kind of security you can achieve, however, is unlike that historically promised by your employers...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=120rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:27:20 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=120Coming to AmericaWhen Flavia Benedito, a language tutor educated in Brazil, immigrated to the United States a few years ago, she applied for several positions to no avail. With a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Language and Secretarial Science from Universidade do Sagrado Coracao, and a master's degree in International Business from Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, the problem wasn't that Benedito wasn't qualified for these jobs...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=116rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:54:28 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=116Emergency Preparedness:Expect the UnexpectedThis month's HigherEd Careers focuses on a topic that is vital to every person on campus - Emergency Preparedness.At some point in your career, your professional skill in handling an emergency situation may be required...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=115rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:07:42 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=115Dual-Careers in Higher Ed - Part TwoEvery dual-career couple has its story, each involving a complicated list of aspirations in the balance -- satisfying work for two professionals, a good life for the kids, stability as a family, friendly living environment, adequate compensation and benefits, career accommodation between partners, and more...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=109rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles DuBois)Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:42:46 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=109Dual-Careers in Higher Ed - Part OneWhile the emerging signs are encouraging for dual-career academics, there is still thorny terrain to be traversed.Institutions are responding to the value these couples represent and partners in academe are finding a more welcoming recruiting environment.Still, there's progress to be made and talks across the negotiating table must be thought through and deliberate -- dollars, academic reputations, careers, and family ties depend on...http://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=108rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles DuBois)Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:08:27 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=108Obama and Higher Education - Romance and RealityWe are delighted to offer a very thoughtful HigherEd Careers chat this month with David King.Dr. King has been a faculty member of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government since 1992 and is the faculty director for its Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress program.We had the pleasure of chatting with him about the Obama Administration and Higher Education.His thoughts are very practical insights into what we might expect from our federal government over the next four to eight years and its impact on our colleges and universities...http://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=96rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 8 May 2009 15:35:57 EDThttp://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=96