Higher Education Employment Continues to Decline in Q2 2015
by Amanda Bucher
The number of jobs in higher education declined 0.3 percent in Q2 2015 mirroring declines in student enrollment, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs, a leading job and career site for higher education professionals.
Clinton proposes $350 billion college affordability plan
by Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.
If a female president is good for the Ivy League, why not for the rest of us?
by Cathy Sandeen, University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, from The Conversation
On July 1, Elizabeth Garrett assumed the presidency of Cornell University.
With this, half of the eight-member Ivy League schools now have female presidents. Garrett joins an illustrious group: Christina Paxson (Brown
Attending a Conference as an Introvert
by Kelci Lynn Lucier
Whether you're a faculty member or college administrator, attending conferences is part of what you do. However, if you also happen to be an introvert, the large crowds, busy schedule, and formally structured social time inherent in conference programming can be a bit overwhelming.
University of Phoenix Investigation
by Anne Flaherty
The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.
Successful Faculty Transition into Retirement
Higher Ed Careers Interview
by Andrew Hibel
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.
25 Years on, Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions
by David Crary
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.
5 Non-Curricular Ways to Boost Student Outcomes
With a dramatically increasing number of both traditional and non-traditional students seeking post-secondary education, student retention and post-grad outcomes continue to be an increasingly important topic for both colleges and universities.
Who is to teach ethics to the university?
by James Keenan SJ, Canisius Professor of Theology at Boston College, from The Conversation
The narratives that help illustrate the lack of professional ethics at American universities occur with greater and greater frequency, though most often we fail to note them as such. If we put our minds to it, we can remember quite a number of unethical stories at American universities in recent years:
The Name Game: Colleges Rebrand to get More Students
by Lisa Rathke
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) -- What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.
The Problem With College Rankings
Author In Residence
by Ryan Craig
In June, in the wake of extensive public debate, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) made the decision not to publish college rankings of its own. This decision was the right one. After all, rankings don't matter nearly as much to students as they once did
Is student loan debt really a crisis?
by Robert Kelchen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, from The Conversation
Americans owed nearly US$1.2 trillion in student loan debt as of March 2015, more than three times the amount of debt from just a decade ago. Part of this increase in debt is due to more students attending college, but part can also be attributed to just the borrower holding more debt.
Because of Title IX Women's World Cup Viewership Has Changed
by Rachel Cohen
A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet.
Today's adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women's World Cup, and even earlier when the buzz of soccer landed in the United States for the 1994 men's tournament.
Eight Tips for Negotiating Your Salary
by Justin Zackal
Salary negotiations can be uncertain, particularly in higher education where many believe institutions have misplaced priorities and mixed values. The exorbitant salaries of football and basketball coaches are exhibits A and B, and the per course payment of an adjunct is exhibit C.
CUPA-HR Survey Finds Marked Increase in Colleges and Universities Offering Healthcare Coverage to Same-Sex Domestic Partners
The number of higher education institutions offering healthcare benefits for same-sex domestic partners has risen by 30 percent over the past nine years, according to findings from CUPA-HR’s 2015 Employee Healthcare Benefits in Higher Education Survey.
Feds increase accountability for low-performing for-profits
Over the past six years, the Obama Administration has taken action to
tackle one of the biggest problems in higher education: abusive
practices in the career college industry.
It's a mess: graduate schools are failing to prepare students for jobs
by Leonard Cassuto, Professor of English at Fordham University, from The Conversation
Arthur Levine, the head of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, has been a vituperative critic of teacher education programs for years. His recent announcement that he's partnering with MIT to start a new teacher education graduate degree program has brought new attention to these teacher training programs – and to teacher training generally.
Career Fitness: Mirroring
by Peter Weddle
Hiring managers often have a very clear image in their minds of the perfect candidate. While recruiters will press them to identify the education, skills and experience required to do the job, what supervisors want – more often than not
Will Republican Leadership Change Higher Education?
Higher Ed Careers Interview
by Andrew Hibel
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.
Three Boston Universities Tapped by Olympic Group for Events
by Bob Salsberg
BOSTON (AP) -- The organizers of Boston's Olympic bid said Wednesday that Harvard University, Boston College and Northeastern University would serve as venues for several events if Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games.
When Presidential Finalists Visit, It's the Campus' Time to Shine
by Ann Yates
You have selected finalists and your presidential search is nearly complete. The search committee, board, and campus should understand that, at this stage, candidates are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing them.