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A discussion about a current topic in higher education and its impact on careers is what Higher Ed Careers is all about. The monthly series features interviews with esteemed guests discussing hot topics, themes, trends and other relevant higher education matters and how these areas affect the careers of people who work at our colleges and universities.

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2015
Aug
28
The “Swirling” Student: Best Practices to Engage Transfer Students on Your Campus
Higher Ed Careers Interview
In the past, a transfer student might start at a community college and then move to a university or vice versa. Today's swirling students move back and forth between institutions as they try to find the best, and most economical, ways to complete their degrees.
Expert: Lee Furbeck, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Transition at Cleveland State University
Expert: Dr. Bruce Clemetsen
Vice President for Student Affairs at Linn-Benton Community College
2015
Jul
30
Successful Faculty Transition into Retirement
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Faculty members have many stages in their academic careers and retirement is a shift that can often leave them feeling detached.  Our guests this month, Dr. Amy Strage and Dr. Joan Merdinger, from San Jose State University discuss how to best help faculty prepare for and transition into this stage of their lives.  They offer important resources and practical advice in the area of faculty development and retirement.
Expert: Dr. Joan Merdinger
Former Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professor Emerita of Social Work at San José State University
Expert: Dr. Amy Strage, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Director, Center for Faculty Development at San Jose State University
2015
Jun
30
Will Republican Leadership Change Higher Education?
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Higher Education and how we pay for higher ed has entered the political debate more and more in recent years. The issues are sure to be part of the 2016 election cycle. In this month’s interview, Andy Hibel speaks with Andrew P. Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute about the need for reform and the place of politicians in this important conversation.
Expert: Andrew P. Kelly, Ph.D.
AEI Resident Scholar and Director, AEI Center on Higher Education Reform
2015
May
29
The Beauty of Working at an Art Museum on Campus
Higher Ed Careers Interview
The Nasher Museum of Art opened on Duke University’s campus in 2005, just a few short years before a global recession put many museums in jeopardy. In this month’s interview we talk with Dr. Sarah Schroth, director of the Nasher, about what it’s like to run a museum on a university campus, and what it takes to lead a museum in these economic times.
Expert: Sarah Walker Schroth
Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2015
Apr
17
STEM in Higher Education: Examining Why the "M" (Mathematics) Matters
Higher Ed Careers Interview
From grade school to grad school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is a hot topic in education. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM-related jobs are expected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, whereas non-STEM related jobs are only expected to grow by 9.8 percent.
Expert: Mary Gray
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2015
Mar
18
The Changing Roles of Academic and Research Libraries
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Over the past decade libraries have changed from being quiet repositories of books to active community centers "filled" with both physical and digital materials. How can libraries grow to meet changing needs while still fulfilling their original missions? How can librarians be trained to handle the unknown needs of the future? In this month’s interview we talk with Jennifer Paustenbaugh, head of Brigham Young University’s library.
Expert: Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Ph.D
University Librarian, Brigham Young University
2015
Feb
16
Opportunities for Nursing Careers in Higher Ed
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Many people know that an aging population means careers in nursing are booming. What's less well known is that an increase in nursing careers means an increase in the need to educate nurses. In this month's interview, we talked with Rita Frantz, dean of the University of Iowa's College of Nursing about the current state of nursing education and its future.
Expert: Rita A. Frantz PhD, RN, FAAN
Kelting Dean & Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa
2015
Jan
30
The State of the Union of Student Affairs - Looking Ahead at 2015
Higher Ed Careers Interview
With increased media and public attention on difficult subjects, student affairs finds itself in the public spotlight more than ever before. We talked with Kevin Kruger, President of NASPA, the leading organization for student affairs administrators, about his career path, the changes he's seen in the field, and interview advice for those interested in joining this growing career.
Expert: Kevin Kruger
NASPA President
2014
Nov
24
Interviewing at the MLA Convention: How to Prepare and Strategies for Success
Higher Ed Careers Interview
When interviewing, preparation is key. And, when it comes to interviewing at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, this advice is no different. This month, the president of the MLA and distinguished professor of English, Margaret Ferguson, discusses what to expect at the MLA Convention and tactics on how to succeed.
Expert: Margaret Ferguson
Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California at Davis, President of the MLA
2014
Oct
27
Higher Education Marketing: A Panel Discussion Part II, Careers
Higher Ed Careers Interview
What makes a successful higher education marketing professional? In part II of our interview discussing marketing in higher education, our seasoned panel of marketing professionals offers their individual lessons learned, strategies for success and other advice on ways to enhance your marketing career on a college campus.
Expert: Christina Haggerty
Chief Communications Officer at McHenry County College
Expert: David Perry
Chief Marketing Officer at Bentley University
Expert: Beth DeMauro
Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing at Rutgers
2014
Sep
26
Higher Education Marketing: A Panel Discussion Part I, Effectively Marketing Your Campus
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Higher education marketing practices and techniques have evolved dramatically over the years for every type of institution. This month we are fortunate to hear the perspectives of marketing experts from a community college, a private institution and a public university.
Expert: Christina Haggerty
Chief Communications Officer at McHenry County College
Expert: David Perry
Chief Marketing Officer at Bentley University
Expert: Beth DeMauro
Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing at Rutgers
2014
Aug
13
Student Housing: Summer Rules
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Even though the students may be away during the summer months, a lot still happens when it comes to summer housing and conference services on campus. This month we look at some "behind the scenes" activities and take a look inside the roles of professionals serving in university housing positions and their advice for professional development.
Expert: Steve Parsons
Complex Director, Graduate Upper Division Halls, Family and Graduate Housing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Expert: Krystal Grace
Assistant Director Conferences, Special Events, and Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP) Building, University of Illin
2014
Jul
8
Faculty to Administration, Making the Transition
Higher Ed Careers Interview
What 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.
Expert: Dr. Joann Bangs
Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University
2014
May
27
Institutional Effectiveness and Your Campus
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Institutional 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.
Expert: Paula A. Gill
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Belmont University
2014
Apr
25
Commencement Ceremonies and Event Planning on Campus
Higher Ed Careers Interview
There 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.
Expert: Melissa Werner, CSEP
Director of University Ceremonies and Protocol Officer at Arizona State University
2014
Mar
17
Measuring the Impact of Engineering Education
Higher Ed Careers Interview
"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.
Expert: Gary S. May, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology
2014
Feb
14
How to Appropriately Use Your Network During Your Job Search
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Are 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.
Expert: David Lewis
President/CEO/Founder of OperationsInc
2014
Jan
22
Careers in Student Conduct
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Student 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.
Expert: Dr. Jennifer Waller
Executive Director for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
2013
Nov
27
Native American Students in Higher Education - The Past, Present and Future
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Improving the success of students on campus, especially Native American students, is Karen Francis-Begay's passion. Our guest expert this month who is Assistant Vice President for Tribal Relations at The University of Arizona explores topics related to the Native American student in higher education such the importance of the recruitment, retention, and graduation of these students. She advises what campus administrators can do to help the Native population become more visible on campus.
Expert: Karen Francis-Begay
Assistant Vice President for Tribal Relations in the Executive Office of the President at the University of Arizona
2013
Oct
31
Faculty Sabbaticals at Colleges and Universities
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Is 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.
Expert: Edwin L. Dove, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa
2013
Sep
30
Tenure in Academia, the Past, Present and Future
Higher Ed Careers Interview
This 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.
Expert: Gregory Scholtz, Ph.D.
Director of the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance at the American Association of University Professors
2013
Aug
21
Budgets in Higher Education -- The Keys to Successful Financial Management
Higher Ed Careers Interview
There 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.
Expert: Dr. George S. McClellan
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
2013
Jul
15
Top Traits of an Academic Advisor
Higher Ed Careers Interview
An academic advisor does more than tell a student where 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.
Expert: Joshua S. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland
2013
Jun
17
How to be an Effective Online Professor
Higher Ed Careers Interview
With 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.
Expert: Rena M. Palloff, Ph.D., LCSW
Owner of Crossroads West
2013
May
20
Molding Glass and an Academic Career
Higher Ed Careers Interview
Sculpting 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.
Expert: Chad Holliday
Assistant Professor of Art at West Texas A&M University

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