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We 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.

  • New!   Tuition Turmoil: Residents versus Non-Residents? - Career Tools Article, March 2015
    by Lisa Leff
    University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll.
  • New!   Salary Increases More Consistent for Higher Ed Administrators - Career Tools Article, March 2015
    by Justin Zackal
    The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) today released the results of the 2014-2015 Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey.
  • New!   Sen. Rubio: Education Must Get Practical, Focus on Jobs - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Kathleen Ronayne
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- During the final leg of a tour through New Hampshire, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday the country's education system needs to focus less on granting four-year college degrees and more on helping people learn the skills that lead to high-paying jobs.
  • Career Fitness: Nano-Networking Is Notworking - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Peter Weddle
    They say that the best things come in small packages. That's probably true when you're talking about personal relationships as an entire industry devoted to tiny, colored boxes will attest.

    If you've been in the world of work for more than fifteen minutes, you will have heard someone opine about the importance of networking.
  • Employment in Higher Education Remains Stable; Ads for Full-time Faculty Outpace Part-time for First Time in Three Years - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Amanda Bucher
    The number of jobs in higher education was essentially unchanged in Q4 2014 marking almost two years that employment in higher education has been stable, according to the latest report from HigherEdJobs.
  • Grad Students to Earn Tuition-free Credit in Peace Corps - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire university is partnering with the Peace Corps to allow students to complete advanced graduate work during their volunteer service.
  • Opportunities for Nursing Careers in Higher Ed - HigherEd Careers Interview, February 2015   
    by Andrew Hibel
    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.
  • Shared Governance and Preserving the Ideals of a Liberal Education - Author In Residence, February 2015
    by Larry G. Gerber
    What is the purpose of higher education? Should it be considered primarily a form of advanced vocational training or should it be viewed as important preparation for a lifelong commitment to learning and for informed citizen involvement in a democratic society?
  • Walker backs off removing 'Wisconsin Idea' from UW mission - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker abruptly backed off Wednesday from a contentious plan to eliminate the University of Wisconsin System's public service mission statement known as the "Wisconsin Idea" and replace it with the charge of meeting the state's workforce needs.
  • Top 6 higher-ed digital policy issues in 2015  External Article - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Tanya Roscorla
    As technology continues to change, policy issues slowly come into play to govern them. This year, education technology policy watchers see at least six major policy issues that university administrators should keep an eye on in 2015.
  • Notre Dame's 'White Privilege' Seminar Draws Scrutiny - Career Tools Article, February 2015
    by Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on white privilege that it says aims to help students become more aware of injustices.
  • The State of the Union of Student Affairs - Looking Ahead at 2015 - HigherEd Careers Interview, January 2015   
    by Andrew Hibel
    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.
  • Obama Idea to Trim College Savings Plans Hits GOP Opposition - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.
  • Career Fitness: Getting Better Than Smart - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Peter Weddle
    The conventional wisdom celebrates functional knowledge as the key to job search success. Upgrading your skills, the thinking goes, is the one sure way to land a great job. Get a degree, earn a certificate and bitta bang, bitta boom, you're on your way to blissful employment. It's a constant refrain... and it's wrong.
  • California Community Colleges to Offer Bachelor's Degrees - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fifteen California community colleges received preliminary approval Tuesday to start offering career-oriented bachelor's degrees, a step that represents a first for the nation's largest college system and that supporters said is needed to ensure residents are prepared for jobs that in the past may have required only two years of training.
  • Can Entrepreneurs Make It in Academic Leadership? - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Lucy Leske
    As an executive search consultant in higher education, I am often asked by search committees about what "non-traditional" candidates might bring to academic leadership roles. "Non-traditional" occasionally describes candidates that do not demonstrate a traditional academic path to leadership positions -- i.e., student affairs or finance professionals interested in presidential roles.
  • Career Resolutions for the New Year - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Becky Hart
    Happy New Year! If you made a career-related resolution to start 2015 don't be one of the millions whose resolution goes by the wayside in a month. Here are some tips to help you achieve your professional goals in the new year.
  • Why We Need to Respect Faculty as Professionals - Author In Residence, January 2015
    by Larry G. Gerber
    When I entered graduate school in 1968, conditions for faculty members at American colleges and universities were probably more favorable than ever before.
  • Obama Proposes Free Tuition for Community Colleges - Career Tools Article, January 2015
    by Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal he argues would strengthen the U.S. workforce. The initiative's price tag has yet to be revealed, and it faces a spending-averse Republican Congress.
  • Wage Guarantee After Graduation or Loans Reimbursed - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Jeff Karoub
    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.
  • Univ. of Virginia Reacts to Rolling Stone Article - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Alan Suderman
    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- The chairman of the University of Virginia's board ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday for unfairly tarnishing the school's image with what was most likely an inaccurate piece about a gang rape at a fraternity house on campus.
  • A Multitude of Hope - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Peter Weddle
    Today's job market is a cold and indifferent place. It feels as if it is operated by uncaring organizations that treat job seekers as second class citizens. The situation is frustrating and disrespectful and calls out for change.
  • Teacher texts can profoundly impact student success  External Article - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    A text message can have a profound effect on the ability of students to learn, according to some researchers at Hardin-Simmons University.
  • How to Create Multiracial Coalitions for Fairness, Inclusion and Investment in K-16 Education - Author In Residence, December 2014
    by Sheryll Cashin
    In this blog series, my analysis of the role of segregation in educational opportunity hoarding was more popular than my recommendation that affirmative action in higher education emphasize place instead of race. My critics, as well as my supporters, often argue that the real issue is improving the K-12 pipeline to higher education. I agree. Of course that is easier said than done. The problem that education advocates, and indeed advocates of any form of government investment, must overcome is toxic, partisan gridlock.
  • Gaining a Leadership Role in Academia - Career Tools Article, December 2014
    by Lucy Leske
    In November, Lucy Leske hosted a webinar for HigherEdJobs designed to help those aiming for leadership roles in academia. Here, Leske answers some of the follow-up questions we received from the webinar.