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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/en-usCopyright 1996-2020 Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.rss@higheredjobs.com (HigherEdJobs)Points to Consider for Running a Virtual Orientation ProgramWhile institutions across the nation continue to finalize their Fall opening plans, many of them have opted-in for a virtual orientation program. As orientation programs are planned, it is important to remember the challenges some students face in regards to resources and technology and to make these programs as welcoming as possible for everyone. Dr. Andrew Martinez shares a few tips for keeping your orientation plans inclusive.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2378rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Martinez, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2378Steering Through Your Career with Self-AwarenessWhile driving along your career path, it's easy to only interpret what you see through your windshield and rear-view mirrors. After all, there's a lot of traffic out there. But you might forget to look at your control panel, inspect your vehicle, or check the GPS to make sure you get to where you're going. This is why an important part of career development is practicing self-awareness.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2375rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 7 Aug 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2375Closed Schools, Camps and Day Cares Raise Workplace Complications for ManagersThe pandemic has hit parents particularly hard, leaving them with few options for childcare. Many are working from home while caring for their children and educating them since schools and summer camps are closed. As a result, many managers are confused about what kind of leave they can approve and what kind of flexibility they can allow. This article shares some guidance on what employers can offer.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2364rss@higheredjobs.com (Holly Rosenkrantz, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 31 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2364Comparing the Black and White Higher Education WorkforceA new interactive graphic, the Black and White Higher Education Workforce, developed by the College and University Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) depicts the representation and pay of Black and White higher education employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2366rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2366Making Your Academic Writing PopThe dog days of summer are a good chance for each of us to pause and think about the impact our work is really having. Writing is a big portion of this "work" in higher education, but academic writing is often dismissed as being unreadable, uninteresting, or just plain out of touch with the general population, and much of it is never read. How do we create writing that's more accessible and memorable to the everyday reader?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2360rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell S. Thacker)Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2360Colleges Expect Athletes to Work but Not to Air Any Grievances: Here’s Why That’s WrongWhen college athletes practice or play, they're really performing work. But are they able to speak up when the work conditions threaten their health? And what happens when they do? Erin Hatton, an Associate Professor of Sociology, warns that athletes are not only chastised for "crying" and "whining" but are often labeled as "un-coachable," which threatens their professional prospects.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2353rss@higheredjobs.com (Erin Hatton, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 24 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2353How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence During Hard TimesIt's a complex time to be a leader. Challenges are mounting from multiple directions: health and safety is at risk; job security is uncertain; vital concerns about equality and human rights abound. So where do you start? How do you conjure your reliable leadership self during times that are chaotic on multiple fronts? It all starts with emotional intelligence.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2356rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 23 Jul 2020 08:08:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2356Can History Soothe the Pain of 2020 for Academia?As higher education navigates uncertain times, can looking back at history assuage some of our concerns? Higher education has endured many trials and tribulations over the years and our current reality will make history as yet another trial. In this Higher Ed Careers interview we hear from John Thelin, university research professor of history of higher education & public policy at the University of Kentucky, on how higher education has persevered throughout history.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2350rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 23 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2350Antiracist Hiring Practices in Higher EducationThe murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 wasn't the first public execution of a Black person at the hands of a white police officer and certainly not the last. However, it brought protesters to the street demanding justice for George Floyd and others like him and sparked an awakening. In the days that followed, scholars reminded us that it is not enough to be non-racist -- that we must be antiracist. Dr. Gina Garcia says colleges and universities must figure out how to achieve this as well and hiring practices is the perfect place to start.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2344&blog=28rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Gina Ann Garcia)Tue, 21 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2344&blog=28What Will a Student Health Emphasis Mean for Your Career?Student health centers will be a focal point during the current pandemic and beyond. As colleges prepare to open their campuses for the fall semester and adhere to new guidelines, what will these evolving needs related to student health mean for careers in higher education? Several health professionals weigh in on how centers may need to adjust to accommodate greater student health needs and the skills that will be useful for all those working on campus.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2341rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 20 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2341Annual Report on Benefits in Higher EducationThe recent Benefits in Higher Education Annual Report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) highlights how benefits differ at associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral institutions. Here's a brief look into the differences the survey found in terms of retirement, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement depending on institution type.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2335rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Fri, 17 Jul 2020 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2335The What of It All: Understanding Words and Meanings in Fighting the Nation’s Pandemic of RacismIn addition to a COVID-19 global pandemic, there's another public health crisis that we are facing -- the crisis of racism in the United States of America. Like COVID-19, it has its own language that is important to understand. Dr. Shai L. Butler offers a primer on the terms used in the language of racial and social justice, including "diversity," "inclusion," "equality," and "equity." "If we plan to eradicate a pandemic," Butler says, "we must accurately understand what we are fighting and appreciate its distinct definitions."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2331rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Thu, 16 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2331Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on Foreign StudentsInternational students, along with hundreds of universities, are breathing a sigh of relief today. The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded the proposed rule that would have required them to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a hearing in a federal lawsuit in Boston brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2332rss@higheredjobs.com (Collin Binkley, Associated Press)Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:31:49 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2332Book Review - Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University ResearchLeo Z. Archambault, DBA provides an in-depth look at the book, "Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University Research" by Miguel Urquiola. In an attempt to answer how American research universities rose to preeminence, Urquiola compares them to their European counterparts, identifies three significant differences, and highlights various examples from the history of U.S. colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2330rss@higheredjobs.com (Leo Z. Archambault, DBA)Wed, 15 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2330Communicating Moral Leadership in Uncertain TimesAs we shift into uncharted territory in institutional planning and academic governance, transparency has become an essential and moral component of leadership practice in higher education. For this feature, Williams interviews Dr. Natasha Turman, director of the Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program at the University of Michigan. They discuss her thoughts on transparency in leadership and how the current climate impacts the need for critical and inclusive pedagogy and practice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2318rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2318A Raging Debate Invisible to ManyIn his book, "Delivering Effective Mental Health Services," Dr. Lee Keyes posed four paradigms from which college mental health services could be constructed and oriented. They can be thought of as points of view from which we perceive human beings and their problems in living, which in turn results in how we approach helping them advance or promote their wellbeing. Traditionally, health and mental health care have focused almost exclusively on the intrapersonal paradigm despite the many external factors that can affect well-being.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2317&blog=29rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Lee Keyes)Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2317&blog=29Faculty Job Postings Remain Stable Compared to Staff PositionsThe abrupt economic peril and suboptimal circumstances resulting from the coronavirus pandemic should mean fewer job postings. Employers across almost all industries are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to hiring. While it's true that job postings on HigherEdJobs are down more than 30 percent based on total openings compared to this time last year, most of the decline is for administrative staff positions. In comparison, full- and part-time faculty job postings are down by only 6 percent.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2314rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2314A Pandemic Amongst a Pandemic: The Black Community Is Exhausted<div><p>"University officials' ineffective statements in response to the recent murders of Black people mirror ethical relativism decorated as civility," writes Leslie Ekpe, a Ph.D. student at Texas Christian University. "To stand in solidarity with the Black community is not just a moment of unity, but a call for action to dismantle structural racism." In a letter to university officials, she calls for better listening, thoughtful language, and less talk, more action.</p> </div>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2309rss@higheredjobs.com (Leslie Ekpe)Thu, 9 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2309Ethical Challenges Loom Over Decisions to Resume In-Person College ClassesThe disruption of the education of millions of Americans could be devastating. But how soon will it be safe to start phasing out online instruction? Many U.S. campuses are planning to resume at least some in-person instruction, even as growing numbers of faculty are voicing concerns about safety. However, physical distancing at colleges is especially hard, where dorms tend to be notoriously tight quarters and many buildings don't allow for ventilation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2308rss@higheredjobs.com (Neta C. Crawford, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 8 Jul 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2308Allegations and Public Policy: The Case of University EndowmentsUniversity endowments in the United States are as old as the institutions themselves. They exist in order to provide core support for the long term -- to provide ongoing stability. However, endowments have drawn a lot of criticism from the public. Some say schools with the largest ones shouldn't charge tuition, and others argue that universities should not seek a maximum return on their investments. A former college president refutes those arguments, explaining the value of endowments and some of the nuances that may be overlooked.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2304rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Tue, 7 Jul 2020 13:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2304Presidents’ Panel: How COVID-19 Will Change Higher EducationFrom graduation ceremonies and sports to research and instruction to student characteristics, COVID-19 is changing the face of higher education. Here, three university presidents share their thoughts on what the future holds. The insight comes from Walter M. Kimbrough (President of Dillard University), Ana Mari Cauce (President of the University of Washington), and Samuel L. Stanley (President of Michigan State University).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2296rss@higheredjobs.com (Walter M. Kimbrough, Ana Mari Cauce, & Samuel L. Stanley, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 3 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2296How to Cultivate Civil Discourse on Campus in Times of Crisis and UnrestDespite efforts to cultivate free and civil speech on campus, the trend to inhibit diversity of thought continues to be a challenge for higher education and, by extension, our democracy. At the same time, the question about how we can promote equality on campus in a climate that protects freedom of speech remains. Scott Cowen and Heide Winston explore these contradicting concepts and provide some insight on how to achieve both.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2293rss@higheredjobs.com (Heide Winston and Scott Cowen)Thu, 2 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2293Treat Your Job Search like Your Dissertation, Keep GoingMany assume that the transition between school and work is distinct and quick. It might take you several years to earn a degree, but graduation day marks the transition into "adulthood" and working in your career field. You go to school. You graduate. You work until retirement. However, that's not the case for those working toward a Ph.D. It's common for Ph.D. students to have several years of overlap between being a student and an employee.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2292rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hartsough)Wed, 1 Jul 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2292Advancing Higher Education AdvancementIn this interview, Andrew Hibel speaks with Sarah Morris, a seasoned development and fundraising professional, who now serves as the assistant vice chancellor for regional and global advancement for the University of Illinois. Sarah shares insight on her career path and advice for those looking to enter the field. In addition, she comments on challenges major gift officers are now facing and speculates what advancement in higher education may look like in the future.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2291rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2291Viewpoint: Stay Interviews Matter More Than EverWith all of the worries and chaos employees are feeling right now during this pandemic, one expert recommends that organizations conduct stay interviews. After all, how can we know what employees think and fear if we don't ask them? Communication with your employees about their struggles and concerns -- and how you can help -- has never been more important. The insight you get from these stay interviews can reduce turnover and improve engagement.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2294rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Finnegan, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:17:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2294How Interims Are Transforming Higher Education LeadershipSince the onset of COVID-19, there has been an overwhelming number of articles on helping faculty enhance their online teaching abilities, on transforming the residence life experience, and on changing the narrative for future student recruitment. However, few articles have focused on the new models of leadership that will be necessary to return many campuses not to normalcy but simply to a fragile stability. Jim Martin and Galen Hench discuss how interim leaders can support colleges and universities during this troubling time.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2290rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and Galen Hench)Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:48:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2290Admissions Offices Get Innovative During Challenging TimesAt the beginning of 2020, most higher education institutions were deep in recruitment and admissions processes for the incoming class of students, but with the COVID-19 outbreak, enrollment efforts look different today than in the past. In addition, enrollment management has become a critical and essential component of long-term planning for institutions facing future uncertainty. Thankfully, we're seeing institutions adapt and rise to the challenge of the times by thinking outside the box and working together.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2287rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 26 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2287What Colleges and Universities Can Do to Improve Police-Community RelationsIn the wake of the death of George Floyd -- and the protests that it has sparked around the world -- public attention is focused on ending police brutality like never before. Higher education can make a difference and help empower students to take an active role in public safety, says a public policy scholar who examines the interplay between race, policing, and public governance. Here are several ways colleges and universities can get involved.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2286rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian N. Williams, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 25 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2286What to Do if Your College Is About to CloseTwo years have passed since Mount Ida College closed its doors, and Roberta Steinberg, who worked at the private school in Massachusetts for more than 30 years, still laments not seeing the handwriting on the wall. Even with the current pandemic and potential financial crisis threatening the existence of some institutions, faculty and staff are conditioned to deny that their institution will close. However, if you're willing to heed Steinberg's warnings, these lessons from her experience can help you prepare for a career after a closure.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2285rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2285The Emergence of Student Success as a Professional Field in Higher EducationAt one time, "student success," if the term was used at all, was a stand-in for "transfer rate" at community colleges and "graduation rate" at four-year institutions. By the early 2000s, increasing access and success was a common combination, though in research and practice the focus was mostly on access, or widening participation to be more inclusive of students underrepresented in higher education. Today, student success is a top priority and there are jobs at all levels for people who want to contribute to college student success.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2283rss@higheredjobs.com (Kristen A. Renn, PhD)Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2283The History of ‘Coming Out,’ from Secret Gay Code to Popular Political ProtestIn the 1950s, "coming out" meant quietly acknowledging one's sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements. Abigail C. Saguy, a professor of sociology, explains how the phrase "coming out" has evolved over the years and its role in the LGBT rights movement. She also shares how that movement continues to inspire other social movements such as the fat acceptance movement and the undocumented youth movement, among others -- to also "come out."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2278rss@higheredjobs.com (Abigail C. Saguy, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2278Should You Follow Up After Submitting an Application?As a job applicant, there is no doubt you've thought about following up with a potential employer at some point. However, the following thoughts may have also crossed your mind: Is it acceptable to follow up? How soon is too soon? Who should I contact? The answers often depend upon your reason for following up and how you go about doing it. Consider these rules of thumb next time you're tempted to send a follow-up note.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2277rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 18 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2277Justices Rule LGBT People Protected from Job DiscriminationThis pride month, the LGBT community achieved yet another important victory. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Title VII -- a landmark civil rights law -- protects gay, lesbian, and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The cases were the court's first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and replacement by Brett Kavanaugh, who is generally regarded as more conservative.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2276rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark Sherman, Associated Press)Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:48:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2276Claims of Disruption in Higher Education Focus on Means and Not EndsScott Galloway, according to a recent interview, and other higher ed professionals have estimated that up to one-third of colleges are at risk of closing or needing to merge and that a handful of elite online universities will soon monopolize higher education. What is missing from the interview and other recent articles is any acknowledgment of the purpose of higher education beyond credentialing, writes Robert A. Scott. Why, he asks, have we succumbed to a defeatist attitude when it comes to providing high-quality advanced education to all who qualify?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2274rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 15 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2274Star Player Who Expressed Interest in Going to an HBCU May Shake Up How Athletes Select a CollegeMikey Williams, one of the nation's best 15-year-old basketball players, sent shockwaves through the sports world when he tweeted that he might go to a historically black college or university, also known as an HBCU. Here, Jasmine Harris, a researcher who studies student-athletes, elaborates on why Williams' potential decision is generating so much interest and what it could mean for the future.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2275rss@higheredjobs.com (Jasmine Harris, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2275Guiding Employees to Find Their Own SolutionsEmployees experiencing workplace conflict often feel they have no choice but to file a grievance and rely on a decision-maker, such as a manager or a HR representative, to step in, investigate, and render a decision regarding the resolution of the conflict. However, as a leader, you can instead help employees build their capability to address their own conflict situations. Daniel B. Griffith outlines the steps to take in meeting with and coaching employees regarding these situations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2273rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2273The Higher Education Job Market from 2014 through 2019: An OverviewA review of the IPEDS survey data from 2014 through 2018, supplemented with 2019 job postings from HigherEdJobs.com, paints a picture of an industry that has undergone subtle but noticeable shifts in instructional and administrative staffing even as its overall size has remained relatively static. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the employment landscape and overall higher education job market, this glimpse of the industry from the past five years can give knowledge of where we've been and give hope as we forge ahead in a new normal in the world of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2272rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 9 Jun 2020 13:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2272Residence Halls and Residence Life After COVID-19With many higher education institutions closing their campuses to stop the spread of COVID-19, nearly 800,000 students in the world left their residence halls and dormitories to return to their families and homes. Now, the people that remain are the residence hall personnel, including building directors, facilities staff, and residential department leaders who have to assess what will become of residence life on campus as the world navigates this pandemic and what this fall will look like.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2265rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 5 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2265How Digital Humanities Creates Stronger Disciplines<p>In response to "The New Humanities: Once-robust fields are being broken up and stripped for parts," which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Camellia Moses Okpdu, Ph.D. challenges the ideas presented. Looking at the bigger picture, she poses some important questions about the value of embracing change in all disciplines and how to prepare a student body for the workforce of the future.</p>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2267rss@higheredjobs.com (Camellia Moses Okpodu, Ph.D.)Thu, 4 Jun 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2267The Class of COVID-19Though this year's college graduates are all members of the class of 2020, they will likely be remembered as the class of COVID-19. Nick and Rory Martin, both among this group, examine how the pandemic has impacted graduating college students from institutions across the U.S. -- both small and large. Here's a look at common sentiments among the class of 2020 at the beginning stages of the COVID-19 outbreak and how they're feeling now as they look to the future.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2264rss@higheredjobs.com (Rory Martin and Nicholas Martin)Wed, 3 Jun 2020 08:49:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2264George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Deaths: Racism Causes Life-Threatening Conditions for Black Men Every DayPolice killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men's life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, explains a physician who studies health gaps. He has found that the life-and-death effects of racism in the U.S. go far beyond police shootings and although racism harms many groups of people, black men are paying the highest cost. He goes even further to explain that even education and climbing the social ladder don't help their situation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2263rss@higheredjobs.com (Shervin Assari, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 2 Jun 2020 12:50:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2263Big Ten Commissioner Warren Creates Anti-Racism Coalition<p>The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, announced on Monday that he is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. Warren said the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while being detained by police motivated him to take action beyond merely putting out a statement decrying racism.</p>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2262rss@higheredjobs.com (Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press)Tue, 2 Jun 2020 12:10:49 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2262How to Stay Motivated During a Difficult TimeLiving in quarantine can make it difficult to stay focused, motivated, and engaged in work, especially when you were accustomed to the energizing buzz of campus life. Plus, the news is heavy, with Americans sick and dying, students struggling, and people losing their jobs. It's natural -- and okay -- to struggle with staying motivated with everything that is going on these days. However, these tips can help you manage your anxiety and remain productive.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2261rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Tue, 2 Jun 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2261Applying for Competitive Dissertation Fellowships: 5 Key TipsWhen there is such a high price tag on attending graduate programs, dissertation fellowships offer graduate students a way to earn additional financial aid during their research. However, preparing an application requires significant time and energy, and the quantity and quality of support available to Ph.D. students when writing their applications has a direct impact on the likelihood of them winning. In an effort to level the "playing field," Terrell Strayhorn offers these five tips for preparing a competitive dissertation fellowship.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2260rss@higheredjobs.com (Terrell Strayhorn, Ph.D.)Tue, 2 Jun 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2260Chairing Your First Search Committee: Avoiding Rookie MistakesChairing a search committee for the first time? The three essential ingredients for success are to know the policies, to know the process, and to know the people -- in other words how the game is played. Try to avoid the worst rookie mistakes that a new committee chair can make -- shouldering the responsibility for a successful search alone and relying on one's own experience and expertise. There are many stakeholders who can and should be enlisted to support the process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2257rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Fri, 29 May 2020 06:45:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2257Managing Employer Brand During the COVID-19 OutbreakHow is your college or university managing your employer brand during this unprecedented time? While there's no playbook to help your institution get through this, employer branding, especially during this crisis, should be considered in every move you make. According to recruitment marketing experts, how your company is treating its employees, customers, and community will define your employer brand and what happens now will have a lasting effect on your organization's reputation and ability to attract, recruit, and retain talent today and in the future.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2266rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 28 May 2020 16:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2266Is Liberation a Viable Outcome for Students Who Attend College?In post-secondary education, we place value on academic outcomes such as 4-year and 6-year graduation rates, year-to-year persistence, course completion rates, withdrawal rates, and GPA. However, these outcomes are highly correlated with student-level demographics and experiences such as race, socio-economic status, mother's education level, access to quality K-12 schooling, and racism. Gina Ann Garcia, author of "Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities," argues that in order to effectively educate and serve minoritized students in college, we must embrace liberation as an outcome.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2256&blog=28rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Gina Ann Garcia)Thu, 28 May 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2256&blog=28Preparing for Our Futures: Faculty in Health Professions Sees Active GrowthThe College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has released a new report: "Faculty in the Health Professions: Growth, Compensation, and Salaries." The report examines the steady growth in the discipline and reveals health professions faculty have a higher median salary compared to other disciplines. Find out what other trends were revealed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2251rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Wed, 27 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2251A Social-Ecological View of the Mental Health CrisisThese days, we often hear about a mental health "epidemic" among our youth -- that is, there are more young people seeking mental health care. Dr. Lee Keyes, a psychologist and author of "Delivering Effective Mental Health Services," argues that the epidemic isn't really about greater levels of mental illness. He suggests we, as a culture, are entering into a type of dystopia and therefore therapy alone can't address this crisis.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2250&blog=29rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Lee Keyes)Tue, 26 May 2020 04:27:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2250&blog=29Reimagining Hands-on Learning in a Hands-off Time: Co-ops, Labs, and PracticumsColleges and universities everywhere are finding that, among the many challenges posed by the rapid move to online learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some parts of the curricula are affected more profoundly than others. For instance, programs that feature co-ops and internships, lab and studio courses, and practicums face unique challenges during this time. Fortunately, students, faculty, corporations, and other educational partners are stepping up to meet the challenge with creativity and resilience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2249rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell F. Pinizzotto, Ph.D.)Fri, 22 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2249Supporting Student-Athletes in the COVID-19 FalloutFor graduating college athletes, spring is typically a special time when sports seasons end and their athletic efforts throughout college come to a ceremonious close. However, this year is different as the coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage communities and economies across the world. Student-athletes are, instead, left with an unsatisfying end to their athletic careers in one way or another and are attempting to find a resolution from the NCAA and their respective higher education institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2248rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Thu, 21 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2248How Modeling Data Can Help University DecisionsPredictive models have played a key role in our fight against COVID-19, helping demonstrate how actions taken by individuals and organizations can affect outcomes. Teresa Waters, professor and chair of Department of Health Management and Policy at University of Kentucky's College of Public Health, answers our questions regarding predictive models, research practices in COVID-19 times, and moving forward. She shares her perspective as an active member of a working group formed by Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2247rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 20 May 2020 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2247Soft Skills and Online Learning: Why Should We Care?College students often gain as much between their classes as they do within them. That's not to say the classes aren't excellent, but simply that much of our learning occurs in ways we don't expect, such as through sidebar conversations, internships, and leadership roles in student organizations. Such experiences teach students soft skills, but what happens when higher education for millions of students is suddenly reduced to a virtual Zoom or Blackboard connection? How do students continue developing their interpersonal skills and building their social capital?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2246rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell S. Thacker)Tue, 19 May 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2246Online Graduations Still Bring Stars to the Virtual LecternThis year's college graduates won't get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won't get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at least one aspect of the traditional graduation ceremony is being salvaged for the class of 2020: the celebrity keynote address.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2245rss@higheredjobs.com (Collin Binkley, Associated Press)Tue, 19 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2245Five Lessons from Hires Made Without a Campus InterviewThe coronavirus pandemic has forced colleges and universities to hire remotely without conducting campus interviews, which means candidates are deciding to accept or decline an offer without ever setting foot on campus. Recent examples of successful remote matchmaking are Concord University hiring Edward Wright Huffstetler as provost and vice president for academic affairs, and SUNY Geneseo appointing Michael Taberski vice president for student and campus life. What five lessons can other candidates learn from these examples of remote hiring?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2244rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 18 May 2020 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2244Universities Are Freezing Tenure Clocks. What Will That Mean for Junior Faculty of Color?More than 240 universities are offering junior faculty extensions on their tenure clocks to ease the pressure as the coronavirus upends their research and routines. But some faculty are concerned about whether extensions alone account for academia's disparities. Without other supports, they fear it could exacerbate them. Some even worry that programs like ethnic studies, African American studies, and Latinx studies may get cut.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2238rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara Weissman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 15 May 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2238A Way to Make COVID-19 College Furloughs More FairIn response to financial hardships caused by the coronavirus, many colleges and universities are distinguishing between two types of employees -- the essential and the nonessential. That means just some of an institution's workforce is facing reduced workloads and the stress that comes with corresponding reductions in pay. A moral philosopher who examines the dynamics around making difficult decisions argues that progressive furloughs are a morally better choice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2239rss@higheredjobs.com (Charlie Kurth, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 14 May 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2239The Leadership Lesson that College Graduates Didn’t Ask ForThese are undoubtedly strange times for everyone, but for college seniors whose graduation ceremonies have been canceled or postponed, the current situation is a tough pill to swallow. They are being deprived of the pinnacle moment of their undergraduate life. However, what if this change of plan is actually a great lesson in leadership? It's important for us in higher education to get this uplifting message across to our graduates during these anxious times.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2237&blog=27rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Cowen and Heide Winston)Wed, 13 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2237&blog=27Is Opportunity Knocking on Higher Education’s Door?After several bad years, the coronavirus is just the latest in a series of blows to higher education's stability and stature. Before the virus, there was worry about the decline in the number of college-age students, the "Varsity Blues" scandal that led to a greater distrust in admissions processes, and criticism about the burden of student debt, just to name a few of the mounting pressures higher education is facing. Now one academic leader says these difficult times call for more collaborative work among institutions, rather than competition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2236rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Tue, 12 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2236Leadership Positions in Higher Education: Who, Where, and How MuchThe 2020 Professionals in Higher Education Annual Report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources is now available. With more than 38 percent of the positions surveyed falling into the leadership category, this report offers valuable insight on who is leading in various professional areas across the academy, how pay compares for white males, women, and racial/ethnic minorities, and how representation differs across various areas.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2231rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Mon, 11 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2231Lessons in Civility from COVID-19Civility gets a bad rap at times, but if there was ever a time for civility, it is during our current crisis. In fact, a call for civility and civil conduct underpins what we are being asked to do to “flatten the curve.” We wear masks to protect others, not ourselves. We are considerate of others and their needs, often and particularly when there is no benefit to ourselves. We are civil not because we expect anything in return but because it serves others and benefits society.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2230rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 8 May 2020 07:02:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2230Called to Serve: Spirituality and Religious Life on CampusIf you’re thinking about a religious vocation on a college campus, there are many unique considerations to make. For example, do you prefer a campus ministry position, which is usually funded by a denomination and tends to focus on serving students of that denomination, or a college chaplaincy role, which is funded by the institution and tends to be responsible for working with all students on campus? Learn about this distinction and other questions to ask yourself before pursuing a religious vocation at a college or university.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2227rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hartsough)Wed, 6 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2227How to Become Indispensable by Thinking Like a ScientistAmid this global pandemic, there's no question that higher education professionals fear a domino effect. If enrollment, state funding, grants, or endowments all begin to dwindle, that will cause hiring freezes, furloughs, additional burdens on the employed, and fewer opportunities for job seekers. However, instead of waiting for something to happen <I>to</i> you, why not make something happen <i>for</i> you? Think like a scientist, position yourself the right way, and you'll become indispensable.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2225rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 5 May 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2225Reflect on Your "Why": Using the Pandemic for Career PreparationOnce the COVID-19 pandemic is all over -- and even now, during it -- key leadership positions on campuses need to be filled. However, before you start your job search, spend some of your free time reflecting on what you really want out of your career and what you can do to get there. Here are a few tips for those who have the space and capacity during this pandemic to prepare for a future job search. Being cooped up at home may be just what you need to get started.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2224rss@higheredjobs.com (Christine J. Pendleton)Mon, 4 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2224How to Find Well-Being in IsolationFor years we’ve heard warnings that a pandemic could happen, but it seemed hard to imagine in the modern world. Now it’s here, and despite having our little pockets of safety, there’s little in this new reality that we can control. In a suffering world, in an ailing country, we’re the lucky ones if we have a job that we can enact from a safe space. Still, it’s hard to feel fortunate when people are suffering all around us, and that's ok. But our ancestors survived similar circumstances -- how do we find well-being as they did?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2221rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 1 May 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2221Priorities, Questions, and Challenges of Teaching OnlineThe unexpected demands that many faculty are facing now are as novel as the virus that created them. For some faculty, it may be the first time that they’ve been asked to deliver their course remotely. For others, even including those with online teaching experience, the underlying stress of balancing competing demands in uncertain times can weigh on them. This month we talk to John Oppenheimer, an instructional designer/technologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who provides advice on how faculty can successfully navigate the transition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2222rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2222What Will Your Employer Reputation Be Post-Coronavirus?Once the threat of the coronavirus pandemic abates in the U.S., prospective employees are bound to pose questions motivated by the global pandemic, according to a report from Forrester Research. They'll want to know that you were looking out for your employees. How your institution answers these questions can help determine your post-coronavirus success in recruiting and retaining talent. HR professionals and corporate executives offer six tips on shaping your organization's response to the coronavirus question.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2219rss@higheredjobs.com (John Egan, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 28 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2219College Admission in the Age of CoronavirusSpring is usually a time when college campuses across the country are bustling with visitors. Seniors in high school flock to the colleges to which they have been admitted hoping to get a glimpse of campuses before they choose one while juniors embark on college tours, trying to narrow down their lists before application season begins. But this April, campuses are ghost towns due to coronavirus precautions. Admissions professionals and college counselors comment on what college admission looks like in this era of social distancing.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2217rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 27 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2217Why You Should Analyze Job Descriptions as Career ExplorationIf you're doing some career exploration, you've come to the right place. Experts recommend reading lots of job descriptions to get a basic lay of the land, and HigherEdJobs has more than 48,000 job descriptions for you to read. While they may not be the most compelling prose, they can help you get a sense of the requisite skills and backgrounds for the job you want and help you recognize important patterns. They can also reveal preferred terminology related to your profession or discipline.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2216rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 24 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2216Birthed by HBCU Students, This Organization Offers Important Lessons for Today’s Student ActivistsApril 15, 2020 marked 60 years since the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). It became one of the most important organizations to engage in grassroots organizing during the modern civil rights movement and radically transformed youth culture during the decade. Jelani Favors, an associate professor of history and author of a book on how historically black colleges and universities ushered in a new era of activism and leadership, discusses SNCC’s legacy and what lessons it can offer today’s activists.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2207rss@higheredjobs.com (Jelani Favors, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 21 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2207Living Simultaneously in the Past, Present, and FutureAt its foundation, successful leadership is an ongoing exercise in dealing with institutional stress and its consequences for the lives of those you are responsible for on a daily and annual basis. To do that, Middleton says that leaders must simultaneously live in the past, the present, and the future. They must learn as much of the institution's history as possible, deal with contemporary issues on campus, and have a vision for the future in order to help drive action in the present.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2210rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 20 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2210The Gift of Goodbye: Saying Goodbye to Normal and Hello to ExtraordinaryInspired by a statement from President Sean Decatur of Kenyon College, Dr. Shai Butler is taking an optimistic approach to the pandemic's impact on higher education. She advises not to be so quick to take what existed before and attempt to recreate it for a post-pandemic world. This crossroads provides us a unique opportunity to consider what old ideas, pedagogies, instructional techniques, etc. have overstayed their welcome in our industry. And what can be part of our new normal?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2209rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 20 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2209Defining Social Justice Curriculum in Postsecondary EducationThe Civil Rights Movement in the United States had profound effects on colleges and universities. The curriculum, in particular, was transformed in important ways, with the rise of ethnic studies during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Despite this important transformation in higher education, normative whiteness in colleges and universities has essentially remained intact. That's why Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is calling on all faculty across each institution to become social justice educators.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2206&blog=28rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Gina Ann Garcia)Mon, 20 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2206&blog=28‘Pressure Is Turning Way Up’: College Presidents Plan Layoffs, Budget Cuts Due to Coronavirus, Says SurveyA recent survey asked higher education leaders about their priorities amid campus shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.It found that more than 72% of college presidents expect to lay off employees, almost 55% project across-the-board budget cuts, and almost 40% will likely cut research-and-development spending. These statistics are based on responses from 142 presidents from 77 private universities, 38 public ones, and 27 community colleges. The key findings reveal some differences depending on institution type.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2208rss@higheredjobs.com (Katti Gray, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 17 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2208Examining the Pipeline for Leadership Positions in Higher EducationThe College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released its 2020 Administrators in Higher Education Annual Report, which confronts and evaluates the pipeline for leadership positions in higher education. Findings include what percentage of higher education presidents are women, what percentage are racial/ethnic minorities, common pathways to the presidency, salary differences, and more.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2204rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Thu, 16 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2204Six Ways to Use Your Time of Isolation to Help Your CareerExisting in quarantine is hard. You are trying to adjust to a totally different routine from a remote location, and that disruption can be stressful. However, keep in mind that the forced hiatus also offers a different vantage point from which to evaluate your fit and function. This break from your daily commutes and co-worker interactions can present an ideal opportunity to contemplate your current situation and think about how your future may look. Consider these tips as you contemplate.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2205rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 15 Apr 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2205SAT/ACT Scores: Predictors of Higher Education OutcomesAs many colleges and universities make standardized tests an optional part of the admissions process, it’s worth taking a fresh look at what exactly SAT and ACT scores predict about higher education outcomes. Most of the focus on SAT/ACT predictive capability centers on student performance. But what can SAT/ACT scores predict about colleges and universities as institutions? Pinizzotto examines the relationship between average SAT scores at state flagship universities and other data such as retention, graduate rates, and salaries.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2203rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell F. Pinizzotto, Ph.D.)Mon, 13 Apr 2020 14:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2203Five Must-Haves Before You Commit to ProductivityThe disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the self-help industry to produce more advice about productivity. While there's a lot of great advice out there about improving your stay-at-home productivity, you must first recognize how you approach it. Whether you’re a higher education professional displaced from campus or a job seeker biding your time while the hiring process is delayed, here are tips to set you up for increased productivity before you return to producing your life’s work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2199rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2199Considering the “Before, During, and After” in Crisis ManagementAnticipating and managing crises has become a necessity in today's world, and organizations have quickly developed degree programs and institutional positions to meet this demand over the last few years. The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder of the importance of having effective crisis management plans and considering the before, during, and after. Much like a crisis, these plans are ever-evolving documents and these five tips should be significant components of them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2197rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=21975 Ways to Keep Human Connections When Moving Learning Online Due to CoronavirusAs we navigate the transition from in-person work and classes to online collaboration and learning, an educator reminds teachers, and other course or project leaders, to start from a place of empathy and compassion. Remembering our human capacities and prioritizing elements of interaction that make learning meaningful will help our society get through this crisis. Here are five ways to keep human connections and meaningful interactions in focus during the move online.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2193rss@higheredjobs.com (Erika E. Smith, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 6 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2193Old Dog Learns New Tricks: From the Classroom to Remote TeachingLike many faculty, Scott Cowen was both horrified and daunted when he was instructed to transition his teaching from the classroom to online due to the coronavirus pandemic. After 45 years in academia, as a faculty member, dean, and university president, he was leery of “remote teaching.” However, as a leader, he knew he must approach the crisis as an opportunity to learn and grow and identify the silver linings. Though it wasn't a painless transition, he says he's learned a number of "new tricks" for more effective teaching.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2191rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Cowen)Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2191Leading While Learning: Five Keys for Leaders in Supporting Online FacultyOver the past month, due to COVID-19, faculty have had to learn online teaching the hard way -- thrust into the situation with limited notice and little training. As recently as 2019, less than half of college faculty had taught an online class before. In these unprecedented circumstances, faculty need support and development to succeed. However, academic leaders are also adjusting to a new reality. Given that most have not had time or training to organize this transition in an ideal way, how can they best support faculty?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2189rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell S. Thacker)Wed, 1 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2189What’s Happening to Job Searches During the Pandemic?Throughout the past month, it's been well documented that the coronavirus pandemic is changing how colleges and universities operate. Converting courses to distance modalities and adapting services remotely have been popular topics, but what about conducting searches for the people to do the work? Justin Zackal talks with WittKieffer, an executive search firm, about if and how institutions are adapting their search processes and explores what the pandemic could mean for job searches.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2190rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 1 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2190COVID-19 Closures Could Hit Historically Black Colleges Particularly HardThree experts warn that without government intervention, HBCUs will have a difficult time bouncing back from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Why? They may not have the technical capacity to deliver quality online classes and their student population -- made up of many low-income students -- may not have reliable access to Wi-Fi and technology. Other concerns include their history of being underfunded, lack of rainy day funds, and somewhat troubling financial situations prior to the outbreak.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2188rss@higheredjobs.com (Ivory A. Toldson, Gregory N. Price, & Marybeth Gasman, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=21886 Tips for Writing Standout Teaching StatementsFor faculty, preparing a teaching statement is often just as important as preparing your CV and can be a determining factor in whether you advance to subsequent interview rounds. This document anchors your candidacy package and gives you the opportunity to share your approach to being an educator, but how do you make your teaching statement stand out and showcase your unique approach to scholarship? Consider these tips as you prepare your statement.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2186rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2186How to Use Cue Cards for Your Remote InterviewAs nearly all higher education professionals adjust to working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, so too are candidates interviewing mostly by phone or video conference. Although these types of interviews have typically been part of the search process, they may now be a candidate’s only chance to impress a hiring committee. While they present some challenges, they do allow you to use cue cards that you normally wouldn’t be able to rely on for in-person interviews. Here’s how to prepare your cards.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2185rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2185Working From Home with Kids? How to Manage the ImpossibleDevising clever strategies to get your work done while one kid is hanging on your arm and another is wailing in the next room is the new normal for many in the age of COVID-19. There will definitely be an adjustment period, and the new set-up may even cause friction between spouses and partners who are now both working from home. Experts who support working parents share their advice for those who are embarking on new work-at-home lives for the next few weeks.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2183rss@higheredjobs.com (Eve Glicksman, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=21832019-20 Trends in Faculty Hiring and CompensationThe College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released its 2020 Faculty in Higher Education Report. Based on data collected by rank and specific discipline, the report exposes inequalities in representation, pay, and promotion for women and minorities. It also details which faculty departments are experiencing the most hiring and salary growth and how trends vary based on demographics.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2184rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2184For Students with Disabilities, a Mass Shift to Online Courses Comes with Deep ConcernsAs colleges and universities hastily prepare to shift their courses online in response to the coronavirus, some students might welcome the chance to attend class at home in their pajamas. However, for students with disabilities, remote courses come with a host of new concerns and questions: Will they receive the classroom accommodations they usually have in person, such as extra time for tests or an American Sign Language interpreter? Will online course platforms be compatible with their screen-reader technology?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2181rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara Weissman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Mon, 23 Mar 2020 07:14:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2181Adjusting to Remote Learning: The Opportunities and ChallengesThe severity of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily life for many Americans, including students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities. In just a short time, it has created new circumstances and expectations for how we learn and engage in higher education. There has been a long-standing debate about whether technology improves or hinders learning, and this sudden shift for online learning will be a test for both students and faculty. There are both benefits and challenges presented by this transition to remote learning environments.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2180rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2180Successfully Supporting Diverse Students at Community CollegesIn this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Andrew Hibel talks with Dr. Edward F. Martinez, NASPA’s National Community College Division Director and Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja, past president of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) and founding president of ACC TACHE and TCC TACHE. They break down how community colleges can support diverse student populations and what it takes to be a student affairs professional at these institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2179rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:51:48 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2179The Path to Success for Liberal Arts Colleges and ProgramsPart two of this series about the value of a liberal arts education and incorporating that messaging into your marketing materials takes a look at a case study from Wheaton College in Illinois. Part one examined the liberal arts in general, while part two of the series examines how Wheaton College is teaching students to market their liberal arts degrees and provides insight from other experts about how a struggling college can build a case for itself among prospective students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2154rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2154Top 5 Things to Do on HigherEdJobs in This Era of Social DistancingAmid the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing calls for social distancing, you may find yourself with more spare time on your hands than you are accustomed to. While it’s true that you could be reading a book, knitting, or engaging in the ever-popular binge-watching of Netflix, you could also use this time to get ahead in your career. What can you do on HigherEdJobs during this isolation period? Here’s what we recommend.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2176rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb and Anna Bogdan)Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2176The Benefits of Employee Development: Making Your Campus a Great Place to WorkCareer development may start with workshops and onboarding, but it certainly shouldn't end there. A lot goes into development and making your school a workplace that employees will want to continue to invest in throughout their careers. Brian Buford, the director of employee development and success at the University of Louisville, shares how the school is engaging faculty, staff, and administrators from their first day all the way to retirement.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2171rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hartsough)Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:26:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2171Now Your Team Is Virtual. What’s Next?Now that your college or university has transitioned to online and remote work due to coronavirus, how do you effectively manage your team? Gary A. DePaul, a seasoned leader with experience in managing virtual teams, shares some guidance on key management practices. He breaks down the process step-by-step and provides links to additional resources. He offers guidance on communicating with your team and how to manage and monitor work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2175rss@higheredjobs.com (Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT)Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:07:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2175Coronavirus Update: Social Distancing on CampusThe Coronavirus has made a gripping blow on the world economy, and on March 11th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus, also known COVID-19, to be a pandemic. Politicians, government agencies, and public health officials alike are acting to contain the spread of the virus, and that impact has now been felt in the higher education sector. Many institutions have moved instruction online, notified students they must vacate residence halls, and called home study abroad students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2174rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2174Leading in Uncertain and Unnerving TimesLeadership development seminars frequently include a unit on how to lead in a period of crisis because emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, student deaths, and even active shooters affect some institutions each year. Now, pandemic preparation must be added to that list. Though many leaders don't have experience dealing with a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, thankfully we are seeing effective leadership and communication at work coast to coast to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2172rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2172Employees Need Patience, Understanding, and Time to Correct BehaviorWhen conveying bad news to employees, such as negative information about their performance or behavior, leaders must avoid situations that, in effect, ambush their employees. Don't expect immediate and automatic behavior change afterward. Since resistance is a natural reaction to negative feedback, you must afford patience, understanding, and time, along with a good measure of grace, to support employees through the challenging and often arduous process of change.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2168rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2168Does Higher Education Have a Productivity Problem?Does higher education have a case of Baumol's cost disease? This concept claims that jobs will demand salary increases whether or not they demonstrate increases in productivity. While higher education may not have a bad case of it, its skyrocketing cost is an important public policy and political issue. In discussions about controlling the cost of a college degree, increasing the productivity of educational institutions is usually not mentioned, but it's something higher ed leaders should explore.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2170rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell F. Pinizzotto, Ph.D.)Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2170Why Public Universities Are Chasing Rich Kids from Out of StateColleges often seek to boost student diversity, build a strong academic class, and bring in more tuition money. A former enrollment manager says it can be difficult to achieve all three goals because they are contradictory. Without more government funding to provide increased access to low-income students, he says public universities are likely to continue to aggressively recruit wealthier students in nearby states. As a solution, he recommends institutions prioritize need-based aid over merit aid.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2169rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert Massa, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 13 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2169Minority-Serving Institutions and the Promise of EquityAs institutions look to address issues of educational equity, many look to the best practices of minority-serving institutions (MSIs), where enrollment of historically underrepresented populations is increasing. These colleges and universities are also seeing positive growth in educational attainment, retention, and graduation rates. However, they are not without challenges. To persist and thrive, they must be given proper resources and recognition at the state and federal levels of government.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2163rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2163Five Steps for Better NetworkingNetworking is often the short answer given to careerists who are longing for new opportunities, but experts caution that the process takes time. The results aren't instantaneous. However, if cultivated properly, relationships can provide a return that someday could become a job offer. With many professional development conferences taking place this spring, consider these steps you can take to develop a networking mindset and then take action.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2162rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2162Preparing for the Coronavirus on CampusWithin the span of a month, the relatively unknown coronavirus has throttled the global economy and tested the public health and safety of millions of individuals. The disease caused by the virus, now classified by scientists as COVID-19, has some institutions and organizations approaching their public health strategy and dissemination of information differently. This article provides key priorities and measures that can be utilized by staff and faculty to keep students safe, healthy, and informed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2164rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Tue, 10 Mar 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2164Why Colleges Should Think Twice Before Punishing Student ProtestersAs a student protest continues at Syracuse University, a scholar argues that student activism is a valuable part of the college experience. She says that through activism, students learn not only to recognize and confront what they see as an unjust state of affairs, but to identify the root causes of a problem and develop solutions. College leaders and the broader society must ask, then, is if punishing student protesters -- as what initially took place at Syracuse -- is the right course of action.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2161rss@higheredjobs.com (Jerusha Osberg Conner, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 9 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2161The Path to Success for Liberal Arts Colleges and ProgramsIn recent years, the public has grown increasingly skeptical about the value of a liberal arts education. Although there’s plenty of evidence to justify investing in a liberal arts education, struggling colleges need a clear plan of action in order to put this information to use. Part one of this series about the path to success for these colleges takes an in-depth look at the case for the liberal arts. Several experts weigh in on the benefits for students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2153rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 6 Mar 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2153Redefining the Traditional College StudentThe connotations associated with the term "college student" have changed greatly over the years. Historically, the term was used to denote wealthy white males. Today, thanks to progress that has increased the enrollment of underrepresented groups in U.S. colleges and universities, the term attempts to encompass the many diverse individuals pursuing higher education. As such, institutions must adjust their practices to ensure they're meeting the needs of all the students they serve.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2157rss@higheredjobs.com (Ned Khatrichettri and Ashley Light)Wed, 4 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2157Can You See This Mistake on Your Cover Letter?Some applicants make the mistake of simply going through the motions with their cover letter, following a formula and letting their resume or CV do the talking. Don’t overlook your cover letter as an opportunity to give employers a taste of what you have to offer, but be sure to follow best practices when writing it. These tips from John Rindy, director of career education and development at Slippery Rock University, can help you write a cover letter with a deliberate, succinct message.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2155rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:42:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2155‘OK Boomer’ and ‘Lazy Millennial’ Shouldn’t Be IgnoredExperts warn employers to make it clear that generational jabs of any kind -- whether it's 'OK Boomer' or 'Lazy Millennial' -- will not be tolerated in the workplace. Though an employee may claim it was just a joke, the recipient of the comment may not feel that way. Instances like these can result in hostile environments and, ultimately, age-discrimination cases. As the number of people age 55 and up in the workplace continues to grow, it's important to be proactive.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2152rss@higheredjobs.com (Cristina Rouvalis, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2152Federal Pell Grants Help Pay for College – but Are They Enough to Help Students Finish?New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges -- and why that hurts their chances of graduation. While a lot of attention has focused on increasing enrollment of Pell recipients in the nation’s most selective institutions, the scholars behind this study say those efforts are not enough. More must also be done to improve graduation rates at the open-access and less-selective colleges.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2149rss@higheredjobs.com (Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-Kim, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2149Embracing the Digital Evolution of Higher EducationTechnology was once an innovative and complex addition to our lives, but it is now an essential function of society. As it evolved throughout the late 1900s, the higher education industry saw the potential it could contribute to their work. Although they weren't the first nor the quickest to integrate technology, it now is an essential part of classrooms, curriculum, and physical spaces. Get a closer look at this evolution and examine the benefits and downsides of it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2148rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Mon, 24 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2148Book Review: “The New American College Town”"The New American College Town: Designing Effective Campus and Community Partnerships" by James Martin and James E. Samels & Associates was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019. Bialkowski provides an in-depth look at the book and comments on both its strengths and its shortcomings. Ultimately, he says it's a worthwhile read for anyone with a part to play in building or sustaining a relationship between a college and the town in which it resides.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2147rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2147Crash Course for Writing Your Resume or CVWhether you’re writing a resume or CV from scratch, starting a job search in higher education, or revamping your application materials, you need a basic framework to get started. This crash course is a must-read for all job seekers, as well as those looking to refresh their application materials. Get a quick refresher on the terminology, followed by the best practices relating to layout and fonts in your resume/CV, sections, chronology, length, wording, and even saving your documents.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2146rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2146Beyond the Ivory Tower: How to Build CommunityHigher education’s tripartite mission -- research, teaching, and service -- is universally accepted but still means different things to different institutions. Ideally speaking, school's research and teaching are meant to benefit the public. Unfortunately, schools do not always make engaging with the public and meeting community needs a priority. However, they have tremendous potential and an obligation to be a positive force for all in the communities that surround them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2143&blog=27rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Cowen and Heide Winston)Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2143&blog=27Attending Annual Professional Meetings as a Career Development StrategyNo matter how long we have been in higher education, there is always something new and interesting to learn, and that's one of the most important reasons to attend annual professional meetings and conferences -- even as a leader. Regular attendance provides an opportunity to learn new strategies for improvement, to address multiple issues over time, and to build a network of colleagues who can serve as sounding boards and support your career development.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2141rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2141A College President’s Advice to College Students of the Future: Don’t BorrowWest Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler set out to visit high school students throughout the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains with a simple message about student loans: Pay as you go, and if you can't do that, don't borrow more than 60% of your anticipated starting salary of the first job. Wendler recognizes university leadership's role in warning students about the dangers of borrowing too much for a college education and hopes to encourage more informed borrowing.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2144rss@higheredjobs.com (Walter V. Wendler, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2144Positioning Yourself for Your Next Job in AcademiaPositioning is an important part of creating a path to upward career mobility in higher education. If your goal is to advance, it’s important to have a plan that will help position you for success. After twenty-three years in higher education, Dr. Shai L. Butler is sharing three truths she has learned from her mentors, mentees, and her own experiences with search committees. These pieces of advice can help you play a winning hand and land the job.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2142rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Thu, 13 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2142Challenges Facing Higher Education and How to Meet ThemColleges and universities are facing numerous challenges in this day and age. Among them are high cost and student debt, the uneven quality of undergraduate teaching, the rise of online competition, and speech controversies that underlie complaints about political correctness on campus. In this final blog post, Brint describes the solutions he proposes to the two most important challenges: affordability and teaching quality.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2138&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2138&blog=26Aligning Academic and Civic Strategy in The New American College TownThe notion of a college town may conjure a quaint picture, but the relationships between institutions and the communities in which they are situated are dynamic. They require diligent, strategic tending. Recently published, “The New American College Town” by James Martin and James E. Samels & Associates offers background, insights, and advice about navigating these relationships. Get an inside look at some of the topics covered in the book.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2137rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2137What’s Changed and What’s Next for Job SeekersAs we enter a new decade, it is a good time to look back on what’s changed for job seekers since 2010 and what changes they can expect by 2030. Among the most important changes is the way that people search for jobs, especially with Google for Jobs, which was launched in 2017. Experts predict employers will continue to integrate technology into their recruiting and hiring processes and suggest Generation Z will enter the workforce with different priorities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2136rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 7 Feb 2020 10:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2136Should I Stay or Should I Go? Do Something!Known for his advice on conflict management and difficult job situations, Daniel B. Griffith is occasionally met with skepticism. He acknowledges that leaving a bad job isn’t realistic in some situations and many face significant challenges doing so. However, he wonders if some individuals find themselves stuck asking “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” without taking meaningful steps to answer this question. If you find yourself in such a hopeless question loop, consider these suggestions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2135rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 5 Feb 2020 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=21354 Reasons to Turn Down the Job OfferDeciding to leave your current position and take a new job is not something to take lightly. While it’s flattering to be offered a position, and it’s always tough to turn down an employment offer, there are some good reasons to do so. Rather than accepting a job on the spot, be sure to pause and reflect on whether the job is truly a good fit and aligns with your long-term career goals. Consider these four perfectly acceptable reasons for rejecting the offer.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2128rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 3 Feb 2020 05:06:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2128Division or Pluralism? Centering Faith and Spirituality in Diversity Efforts on College CampusesBy centering faith and spirituality in diversity efforts, some institutions are reframing faith and spirituality as potential points of connection rather than catalysts for division. Religion is not absolved from division, but from the evidence of organizations like the Interfaith Youth Core and interfaith organizations on various college campuses, it can also serve as an opportunity for interfaith dialogue and for building understanding.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2130rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:03:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2130How Colleges Are Making Work-Study Programs More EquitableAccording to U.S. government data, more than 80% of part-time students and over 40% of full-time students work to pay for college. While work-study programs are a popular option, they often involve little professional development to help students prepare for careers. Unpaid internships frequently do, but they don’t pay the bills. Fortunately, several colleges and universities are re-tooling work-study programs to make on-campus employment a path to post-graduation jobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2131rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara Weissman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2131Distorting and Falsifying Data: How Trustees Can Prevent ItAs recent news articles have revealed, some colleges and universities have been found to falsify admissions, academic, and financial data. The offenses include incorrectly reporting their graduation rates, over-stating the average financial aid awarded, and inflating data on research grant funding, among others. The Board of Trustees can help prevent such falsifications if given proper orientation, training, and access to reading materials and conference attendance throughout their terms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2124rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Thu, 30 Jan 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2124How Can Upper and Middle Managers Get Their Message Across?No one likes muddled messages in the workplace, but as the pace of our work environments increases, communication can suffer. So, how can you make sure that upper and middle managers convey clear messages from level to level? Experts recommend focusing on relationship building, making time for face-to-face conversations each week, and integrating technology to keep lines of communication open.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2129rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenny Cohen, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2129African Americans Take On More Debt for Grad School -- but the Payoff Is Also BiggerAfrican Americans take on over 50% more debt than white students when seeking graduate and professional degrees, according to a study released in January 2020 in the journal Sociology of Education. Researchers found that, on the upside, African Americans see a bigger payoff to earning such degrees, getting bigger pay increases than their white peers. However, the payoff may not make up for the additional debt burden. In fact, taking on large amounts of debt may perpetuate racial inequalities across generations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2127rss@higheredjobs.com (Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2127In 2020, Higher Education Is on the BallotThe top Democratic presidential candidates all place a high priority on higher education. All agree that costs are too high and accessibility is too low, but beyond that, nuances abound in how they plan to support higher education. Pinizzotto provides a snapshot of each candidate's view on four major higher education topics, including tuition, loans, Pell grants, and institutions serving students of color. See how the plans of Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren differ.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2123rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell F. Pinizzotto, Ph.D.)Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2123Stop Ambushing Employees with Bad NewsNo one likes to receive bad news regarding their employment, but it is even more troubling when it is delivered in a matter-of-fact, blunt, or insensitive fashion. Delivering bad news requires finesse, tact, and sensitivity. Without this, a leader can end up bulldozing through the conversation, leaving the employee feeling ambushed. In this article, Griffith provides some examples of such conversations and outlines how to improve their approaches to avoid an ambush.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2121rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2121Best Practices in Supporting Student VeteransLeNaya Hezel is the director of the Veterans Office at Georgetown University, where she helps military-connected students access and thrive in higher education. In this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Hezel and Andrew Hibel discuss how attributes of the military-connected community translate to higher education, how schools can make sure they are inclusive of veterans and service members, and what faculty and staff need to know to effectively serve military-connected students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2126rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2126Advice for Aspiring Leaders of Color: Seven Insights from Black Provosts at Predominantly White InstitutionsAs the workforce of colleges and universities continues to diversify, more faculty and administrators of color are earning higher-level roles. However, attaining the most senior positions remains challenging for historically underrepresented faculty and staff. After studying the careers and personal backgrounds of current and former Black provosts at Predominantly White Institutions, Thacker and Freeman have identified seven insights to help aspiring faculty and administrators of color prepare for future leadership roles.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2122rss@higheredjobs.com (Russell S. Thacker and Sydney Freeman, Jr.)Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2122Make Meetings Matter: Increasing the Efficacy of Academic Meetings"With so many meetings taking place in colleges and universities, why are the outcomes for our students toward graduation increasingly small in comparison to the large number of meetings held daily, weekly, monthly, and annually [often with unmeasurable outcomes]?," asks one seasoned higher ed professional. In an effort to increase outcomes in student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, she shares critical questions to ask yourself before scheduling or keeping up re-occurring meetings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2120rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2120The Mental Health Crisis on Campus and How Colleges Can Fix ItIn order to lessen the strain on campus counseling centers, colleges must take a more preventive and 'population' approach to mental health, an expert argues. These efforts can range from creating more shared spaces to increase social connections to stave off feelings of isolation, to reducing things on campus that threaten student well-being. This approach will ultimately improve health and well-being across campus and free up counseling centers to treat the students most in need.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2118rss@higheredjobs.com (Marty Swanbrow Becker, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 10 Jan 2020 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2118Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Higher EducationHigher education professionals, much like health care professionals, are empathic and get satisfaction from helping others. However, empathizing too much can lead to burnout, or another type of chronic stress called "compassion fatigue,” which results in mental or physical exhaustion, caused by exposure to other people’s trauma. An assistant professor of counseling and development shares some insight on how to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2117rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 9 Jan 2020 03:38:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2117HigherEdJobs’ Top Nine Articles of 2019In addition to posting thousands of higher education job openings each year, HigherEdJobs publishes hundreds of articles to help people advance in their careers. Our 2019 articles -- written by university leaders, faculty members, HR experts, and award-winning authors and researchers -- have explored the changing demographics and values of college students; career transitions and overcoming obstacles; job search and interviewing techniques; and characteristics of good leaders. Here's a look at our top nine articles.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2116rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 7 Jan 2020 05:14:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2116Challenges for International Students: Trends in Enrollment, Retention, and PolicySince the 1950s, enrollment of international students has been on the rise and these students have made significant contributions to U.S. colleges and universities. However, as the political climate has shifted among countries that once welcomed international students with open arms, enrollment is in decline. Campus administrators and professionals must help international students overcome the challenges of visa status and address the impact that decreased enrollment has had on student diversity and talent acquisition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2114rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Mon, 6 Jan 2020 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2114What Matters More than ‘Cultural Fit’Cultural fit is something we often hear in higher education. Lack of fit is often one of the reasons cited for why job finalists aren't selected and why new hires fail. However, experts say that the concept has become a new form of discrimination and recommend focusing on employees' cultural contributions instead. You can start by asking five questions that will lead to positive change, according to Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2112rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 3 Jan 2020 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2112What to Do When a Job Candidate's Social Media Triggers Red FlagsShould you Google your candidates and peruse their social media pages? The jury is still out on whether that is a good idea or it's too fraught with bias concerns and legal liability. However, employment attorney Eric Meyer shares best practices and examples. He cautions against taking a chance on a candidate who has engaged in discriminatory behavior online, but also reminds us that in some states people can't be retaliated against for political speech and advises "having a little compassion."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2111rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 31 Dec 2019 04:01:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2111Taking Initiative: Professional Development Tools for Women in Higher EducationWomen make up a significant portion of higher education overall. However, in comparison, fewer women are represented in leadership and senior administrative roles. Providing women with tools for articulating their value and identifying career goals are just a couple ways the Women’s Initiative for Professional Development at University of California is responding to the needs of women in higher education. In this interview, Teresa Barton details her experience with the program and provides advice for others seeking to implement similar initiatives.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2110rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 20 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2110The Motherhood Equation in Higher Education: Benefits, Challenges, and OpportunitiesColleges and universities must "break their addiction to the relentless pursuit of dwindling numbers of eighteen-year-olds," says Dr. Shai L. Butler. Instead, she believes that institutions must turn their focus to new and emerging student markets -- mothers in particular. Investing in supportive family services to help these students succeed is one of the untapped methods through which colleges can simultaneously increase student retention and build the morale of a segment of employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2105rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Tue, 17 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2105Who Are We? Why an Institution's Mission and Identity MatterIs your institution’s mission statement generic and hard to distinguish from that of other colleges and universities? Many institutions fear that narrow or more concrete mission statements might alienate one or more stakeholders. However, a strong mission statement that draws in students must set the school apart and show its distinctive identity. If your mission statement isn’t distinct, it may be time to reconsider your school’s unique values, what drives it, and what it is striving toward.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2103&blog=27rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Cowen and Heide Winston)Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2103&blog=27What to Do with Abrasive, Toxic, or Misbehaving EmployeesJust as parents must take responsibility for their children and correct their misbehavior, leaders must also be accountable for correcting employees who demonstrate abrasive, toxic, uncivil, and other unprofessional behaviors. Employees like this are unlikely to correct their behavior on their own, and other employees will begin to wonder where their leaders have gone when negative behaviors persist, fester, and adversely impact others and the work environment without correction.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2102rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2102How to Get Through the Holidays When You’re Between JobsBeing unemployed doesn't just affect your wallet. It can also be mentally and emotionally taxing, and make it challenging to get in the holiday spirit and participate in the traditional social gatherings around this time of year. However, this time does present an opportunity to receive emotional support from your friends and family and to network and shape your next chapter. So, put on that holiday sweater and consider the following tips to help fuel your reinvention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2104rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2104Did You See These? HigherEdJobs’ Top Articles in NovemberDid you miss any articles in November? In case you did, here’s a look at our must-read articles from the month. From work group dynamics to tips on successful leadership to dealing with a job loss, there is so much valuable insight to gain.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2100rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2100How to Start a Simple Contemplative RoutineJust as colleges and universities conduct periodic assessments, the people who work at these institutions should also manage their careers with intentional practices of evaluation. It's important to make time to reflect on your day, week, or semester and capture your thoughts. These check-ins don't have to take up a lot of time, but they ultimately help you prepare for your next job interview, performance review, or department meeting and keep you motivated. So, where do you start?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2097rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 9 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2097New College Scorecard Could Help Students Choose Better Colleges, but There’s Still Room to Improve ItThe U.S. Department of Education has released a new version of its College Scorecard -- an online tool meant to help students and families make more informed decisions about where to attend college. An economist who examines how college choice can impact how much money you make in the future sees a lot of value in the new version but also notes some limitations and areas for improvement. Here are five things he says you should know about the new College Scorecard.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2092rss@higheredjobs.com (Gregory N. Price, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 6 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2092College for AllWe now often hear about a looming “enrollment crisis” in higher education. While there are undoubtedly areas that are losing population and colleges, author Steven Brint says that, taking the long view, the value of the college degree seems indisputable. With issues such as degree completion, inequality in access to higher education, and student loan debt, many are endorsing "free college." However, Brint argues that it is not the answer.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2091&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Wed, 4 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2091&blog=26CEOs On Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher EducationIn part two of her series on the growing emphasis of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) best practices in higher education institutions, Emily Williams talks with Gwendolyn VanSant of BRIDGE and John Bissell of Greylock Federal Credit Union. Both CEOs are award-winning regional and national leaders in DEI work and share how they've collaborated with the higher education industry and their thoughts on the evolving DEI work across sectors.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2090rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Mon, 2 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2090Why Everyone Should Master Managing Up and AcrossThere are many skills and competencies that contribute to your success in a job, but perhaps the most critical one to master is managing up -- and across. Can you influence others over whom you have no authority? Do you get projects done despite any roadblocks along the way? That's what managing up and across is all about. These skills are critical in today's workplace, especially in higher education, where a lot of the work requires the assistance or cooperation of people in other departments.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2088rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 29 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2088Psychology Faculty: Representation, Salary, and Growth TrendsA new report from College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Research compares psychology faculty to all faculty in higher education and investigates the salary, pay equity, minority representation, and growth of non-tenure-track faculty in psychology. Findings include that psychology has few non-tenure-track faculty in comparison to all higher education disciplines and women are represented better comparatively. Learn about the other findings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2089rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2089Best Practices for Building Relationships with the People You Don’t HireDo you always notify candidates who didn't get the job? Do you establish ongoing connections with them? Experts say that these actions are what separate the good talent managers from the great ones. They provide some protection against negative reviews from candidates and ensure your company maintains a positive relationship with prospective hires. Remember, a job candidate you don't hire today may still be a viable -- or even a top -- candidate tomorrow.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2087rss@higheredjobs.com (Lin Grensing-Pophal, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 27 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2087How Higher Ed Can Deal with Ethical Questions Over Its Disgraced DonorsPrivate donors are giving institutions record amounts of money, but risk often comes with those gifts. For example, the willingness of Stanford, Harvard, and MIT to take money from disgraced financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has caused upheaval on those campuses. How can colleges deal with these disgraced donors, and can they prevent such future disasters by updating their gift policies? A scholar who has studied the ethical questions school leaders face regarding donations weighs in.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2082rss@higheredjobs.com (Deni Elliott, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2082The Future Is Served: The Evolution of Campus DiningHarvard University was the first institution to have a dining hall and now nearly every institution has a dining hall. However, the elaborate facilities we see on campuses today are a far cry from the dining halls of yesteryear. Once sterile, lackluster cafeterias with few options and little originality, today's counterparts are doing more to serve healthy food, promote sustainability, and meet diverse food preferences -- but campus dining isn't without its challenges.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2081rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2081Managing Your First PromotionMiddleton says that, ironically, the skills you develop in your successful career, especially early on when you are just getting started, actually turn out to be irrelevant or even dysfunctional as you move up in the hierarchy. As you advance in your higher ed career, you focus more on leading and less on “doing.” When applying for that first, entry-level leadership position, remember that there will be many skills for you to learn -- including ones that you didn't know would be part of your position.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2079rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2079In Academic Medicine, Chair Roles Are Changing -- as Are Recruitment PackagesWhile many academic medicine departments still operate in a “feudal” nature -- that is, chairs act independently and run their departments essentially as isolated small businesses -- the dynamics are shifting. Today's medical schools face tremendous pressures related to cost, accreditation, and federal funding for research. Schools are looking for new ways to support departments and new kinds of chairs to lead them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2077rss@higheredjobs.com (Jeffrey A. Schroetlin)Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2077What It Takes to Be an Administrative Leader in the AcademyWhat does it take to be a successful academic administrator? Colleges and universities are complex workplaces and serving as a leader can be rewarding, challenging, frustrating, stimulating, and complicated. So, how do you move beyond keeping your head above water and start leading in a way that empowers others and benefits the institution as a whole? Scott Cowen, author of "Winnebagos on Wednesdays," and Heide Winston share what they consider the five essential leadership qualities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2080&blog=27rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Cowen and Heide Winston)Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2080&blog=27What to Do When You Find Yourself in the Out-GroupWhile many leaders endeavor to create inclusive cultures, others remain unaware, uncaring or, in the worst case, committed (consciously or subconsciously) to fostering in-group and out-group distinctions. What do you do if you believe you’ve been relegated to out-group status in your job and organization? Daniel B. Griffith shares tips for assessing, then confirming or rejecting the idea that you are in an out-group and what to do if your concern is legitimate.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2078rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2078Using Technology to Make College More Accessible for VeteransThese days, both public and private colleges and universities are actively working to provide incentives to active-duty military and veterans to enroll at their institutions. The initiatives vary, but they all seek to provide academic and support services exclusively for this demographic, such as daycare and child services, student programming, and online courses. Now, the College Board's CLEP search program is giving schools more tools to reach this population.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2076rss@higheredjobs.com (Janet Kline, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2076Community Colleges Open the Door to Selective UniversitiesWhile selective universities may be elusive for many students, going to a community college first can represent an alternative way to get in, new research has found. Students who transferred from a community college were 24% more likely to attend a selective university than students with similar background characteristics who began at a four-year institution. While there are many benefits of starting at a community college, experts also acknowledge that it can cause some setbacks.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2074rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Ortagus and Xiaodan Hu, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 8 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2074Ask the Expert: How Can I Get Students to Address Me as “Dr.” Rather Than “Mrs.”?In this edition of Dr. Shai L. Butler's Ask the Expert series, she hears from a professor whose first-year students regularly call her “Mrs.” even though she always states on her emails and syllabi that she's “Dr.” Having experienced the same issue, Butler shares a few ideas that have worked for her. They include an activity to share preferred names and gender pronouns, a non-confrontational email to remind repeat offenders, and a back-up plan if those methods don't work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2051rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Wed, 6 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2051How to Deal with an Unexpected Job LossUnexpectedly losing your job is both a shock and a loss. Where do you start picking up the pieces? How do you muster up the confidence it takes to get yourself together and start a job search? Experts recommend taking the news in stages. Give yourself time to mourn the loss of your job and reflect on its meaning before tackling the search for a new one. Once you do that, you can start to reclaim your confidence, reach out to your network, rebuild, and launch a job search.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2073rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2073Can Student Outcome Data Make College Selection More Transparent?Strengthening educational access for minorities, women, and veterans are key initiatives behind the College Transparency Act of 2019 of which Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is a strong supporter. In this month's interview, Andrew Hibel and Representative Krishnamoorthi discuss his passion for increasing accessibility and for colleges and universities to be more accountable, and his work to build a bipartisan coalition of support for higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2069rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2069State Cuts to Higher Education Funding Shift the Burden to StudentsState disinvestment in higher education is creating higher costs for students and their families, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Public Policy Priorities. These rising prices aren’t new, though. They've been increasing since the 1980s. However, it's coming at a time when public institutions are enrolling more students of color, and the high tuition prices are making a college education unattainable for many low-income students and students of color.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2068rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara Weissman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2068How to Recruit Amidst Bad PRColleges and universities work hard to protect their brands, not just so they can recruit students, but also so they can attract and hire top talent. So, what happens when an institution is suddenly in the news for not-so-good reasons, such as sexual harassment or an admissions scandal? Experts comment on how to handle recruitment while weathering these storms, whether it's necessary to put hiring on hold, and how to address the negative publicity with candidates if necessary.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2067rss@higheredjobs.com (Lin Grensing-Pophal, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2067One Thing to Rehearse Before a Job InterviewWe all know that preparing for a job interview is important, but what exactly should we rehearse or practice? Rob Jolles, a professional influence trainer, emphasizes the importance of telling a story. In particular, it's not about shoehorning parts of your resume or CV into a story arc, but about strong openings, avoiding written scripts, and the ability to transition from one part of the story to another. As a job candidate, you can use your responses to interviewers' questions as segues to your key messages.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2066rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2066Inclusivity, Transparency, and RespectDuring the reaffirmation of accreditation process, it's important to have early and deep involvement at all stakeholder levels, as well as inclusivity, transparency, and respect for all stakeholders. This investment is what makes it possible for an institution to evolve in the arenas of successful teaching, learning, service, related research and scholarship, and fiscal accountability. Take a closer look at the essential players in this accreditation process and self-study report.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2065rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2065The Decline of Academic Innovationism in the U.S.In “Two Cheers for Higher Education,” Steven Brint discusses the rise of “academic innovationism" in the 1980-2015 period -- that is, the efforts by government, corporations, and universities themselves to expand the role of higher education in the discovery and commercialization of new science-based technologies. This flurry of activity had measurable results, but Brint says that partisan bickering has stalled further commitments to academic innovationism.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2063&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2063&blog=26Navigating the Work Group-TextGroup-texts in the workplace are becoming a primary mode of communication these days, but navigating them can be blurry, like deciphering when to text back, what to send, what not to send, and when to silence the group-texts. An executive career coach who specializes in work-life balance and leadership development shares suggestions for navigating these group-texts, the most important of which is setting expectations and boundaries for your office.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2059rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2059Ask the Expert: How Can I Transfer My Career Experience into Higher Ed Leadership?In this edition of Dr. Shai L. Butler's Ask the Expert series, she shares advice for those who want to transfer their career experience into higher education leadership. She suggests there are many transferrable skills and experiences that are needed in higher education during this time of industry disruption. Her recommendations include positioning yourself as a bridge between higher education and external target audiences and starting as a consultant to build relationships.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2050rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2050Higher Education Leads the Way for Climate Change ActionThe urgency of the global climate has become front and center in recent news. After the recent UN Climate Summit, politicians are assessing how they will circumvent the worsening conditions, and the higher education industry is not exempt from these conversations. In fact, the industry has been a leader in U.S. environmental efforts and, according to experts, colleges and universities have created some of the most ambitious climate action plans in the country.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2057rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2057Harvard Can Use Race as an Admissions Factor, at Least for NowThe ruling in the Harvard affirmative action case rejected claims that the school discriminated against Asian Americans to admit more black and Hispanic students and determined that colleges can use race in their admission decisions. An expert on affirmative action in university admissions reacts to the ruling and offers insights into whether the case will be appealed and how long before race won't be needed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2056rss@higheredjobs.com (Vinay Harpalani, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2056Admissions: Standing Out While Playing by the RulesToday, the nation's most selective colleges admit less than 10 percent of applicants, news stories make it seem like the odds are stacked against applicants, and it is increasingly difficult to distinguish them from one another. It is no wonder students and their families are disillusioned and bewildered. An admissions professional says while many of these statistics and stories seem mind-boggling, they don’t paint an accurate picture of the admission landscape in its entirety.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2044rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Wed, 9 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2044Want to Be an Authentic Leader? Be an Authentic CommunicatorAuthentic leadership requires authentic communication, whether speaking before large groups, making presentations, conducting meetings, or engaging in one-on-one conversations with peers, direct reports, superiors, or the constituents and publics you serve. This communication is critical for effective leadership and building mutual trust and respect. Keep these four concepts in mind as you work toward becoming the authentic leader you aspire to be.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2048rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 7 Oct 2019 06:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2048Counting on Leaders to Take Care of ThemselvesLeaders take care of their people, but who looks after the leader? They must make getting rest, eating right, and staying fit priorities and train their colleagues to step up when needed. An effective leader must spend sufficient time caring for themselves as much as they do caring for others, because there are a lot of people’s livelihoods, promotional opportunities, careers, morale, and much more, riding on their good health. They cannot just 'power-through.'https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2047rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 7 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2047The Case for Generalists Working in Higher EducationThere's a popular belief that being an expert in a specific area leads to career success. However, generalists -- that is those who have a breadth of knowledge that is transferrable across various areas -- are becoming more valuable. Especially for small colleges, it's important to have both faculty and administrative staff who are flexible and can fill gaps and adjust roles when there is turnover. Generalists also excel at collaboration and can be instrumental in solving higher education's most complex problems.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2040rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 2 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2040The Evolution of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Positions in Higher Education InstitutionsIn this interview, Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and Director of Multicultural BRIDGE, and Emily Allen Williams discuss the growing emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in higher education institutions. They talk about the reasons behind this rising need -- including the millennial generation’s demand that colleges and universities wake up and be accountable to the values this country promotes – and how DEI professionals can improve their work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2039rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Tue, 1 Oct 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2039Hunger Has No Boundaries: Campus Food InsecurityCollege students who are food insecure are at greater risk for stress, anxiety, and depression and often can’t afford other essentials for their academic success, like textbooks and the internet. In this interview, Dr. Marsha Spence and Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves -- both professors in Public Health Nutrition -- discuss the implications of food insecurity on campuses. They also share what their institution is doing to address it and how this work in higher education can help vulnerable populations and communities as a whole.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=2045rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=20456 Ways to Boost Employee ConcentrationHR professionals and managers across the nation struggle with how to get employees to concentrate on work. While multi-tasking was once touted as a best practice in our fast-paced economy, research now shows that it can greatly reduce productivity. Being focused on a task, or in a "deep work" state of mind, is much more efficient. So, how do you create such an environment that will improve productivity and increase overall employee well-being? Here are six tips.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2041rss@higheredjobs.com (Kylie Ora Lobell, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2041Pitfalls and Tips for Internal CandidatesNot sure how to conduct yourself as an internal candidate? It's not surprising considering that the ways in which colleges and universities handle internal candidates vying for different positions vary widely. Many do not give an advantage to internal candidates, pitting them against competition from throughout the nation. As a result, current employees are often unsure about how to approach applying and interviewing. Three tips for success include taking the interview seriously, stating the obvious, and staying in character.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2038rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2038What If College Athletes Got Paid? 3 Questions AnsweredThe California state legislature recently approved a bill that would allow college athletes to earn money through athletic endorsements starting in 2023. The governor hasn't said yet whether he'll sign the bill, known as the "Fair Pay to Play Act," into law. However,Jasmine Harris, an expert on student athletes, comments on the need for such a bill, how it would alter college athletics, and how it relates to the NCAA.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2037rss@higheredjobs.com (Jasmine Harris, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2037Report: Public Institutions Aren’t Adequately Serving Latino StudentsAccording to a new report from The Education Trust, 40 out of 44 states examined received poor to failing grades when it comes to enrolling and graduating Latinos in public colleges and universities. Their findings indicate that state policymakers and leaders must do more to provide greater access to higher education for these populations. The report also suggests examining the root causes of these educational disparities to determine what your state can do to attain equity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2035rss@higheredjobs.com (Lois Elfman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2035Helping Grads and Their Parents Navigate Loan RepaymentThese days, more financial aid officers are going beyond basic loan counseling and getting more proactive about how they help students in the payback phase. In fact, some are offering direct support to prevent students from dropping out, which often means they cannot command salaries high enough to pay off their loans. Experts say there are several steps financial aid officers can take to improve long-term outcomes for graduates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2036rss@higheredjobs.com (Janet Kidd Stewart)Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2036The Rise of Academic InnovationismIn “Two Cheers for Higher Education,” Steven Brint says that the success of U.S. universities during the period 1980-2015 derived from the joint impact of three “logics of development”: a logic of disciplinary specialization, a market logic, and a logic of social inclusion. In this blog, he elaborates on market logic -- in particular, the search for new technologies with commercial potential. During that period, we saw an explosion of occupational-professional programs and new partnerships between academia and industry.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2034&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2034&blog=26Toxic Masculinity and Higher EducationThe strong female presence on every level of academic life seems as though it would foster environments where female students and professionals are respected and well-supported in their work -- and yet reports of male students and professionals behaving destructively towards women continue to surface regularly. Meyer explores the idea of toxic masculinity, how it relates to these violent stories, and how it roots within a culture and within institutions of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2033rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2033New Place, New Job, New Opportunities: Successful Transitions to Your FutureIn a previous article, Charles R. Middleton discussed how to depart from an institution graciously. Now he shares advice for how to arrive at a new institution successfully. Although he cautions about the personal consequences such as leaving behind friends and adapting to a new community, he says managing your professional arrival on campus is most important. He advises to say little, listen a lot, and ease into the new environment over time.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2028rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2028Acing the First Semester: Success Strategies for New FacultySo, you finally secured a tenure-track position? Now that you have stepped into an academic arena with the expectation of achieving tenure within seven years, let’s slow down for a few minutes and discuss how to build toward the tenure victory by ‘acing’ your first semester. Here's a look at steps that can help you put your best foot forward, as well as missteps that can have serious repercussions on your early academic career and even cut short your time at the institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2031rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2031Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?A campus psychologist says that many students facing mental health issues come to him for help after they've failed courses. They are seeking a medical exception form that allows them to withdraw from the classes they failed instead of taking the F’s and dragging down their GPA. While the exception may save their semester, he says it is important for students to get help with mental health issues before college begins and recommends a few key areas for students and families to focus on.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2027rss@higheredjobs.com (Nicholas Joyce, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 11 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=202710 ‘Beautiful’ Questions to Shift Your Thinking at WorkWhether it's among students or colleagues, higher education professionals know the power of questioning. It can help you learn, solve problems, and perhaps most importantly, shift your thinking. Self-described questionologist Warren Berger has more than 400 questions in “The Book of Beautiful Questions," but let's explore the 10 best ones to ask in order to shift your thinking at work. Berger says questions like these can "remind you to slow down and think more" and "broaden your perspective."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2026rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2026Looking toward the Path AheadAs Phillips and Kinser's book title states, accreditation is on the edge. No one is happy -- institutions feel burdened, policymakers are frustrated, consumers are unprotected, employer needs are unmet, and accreditors are under fire. To be clear,there is merit in our current system but it is messy and satisfies few. In their final blog, Phillips and Kinser examine how to approach reform and set a path forward towards a more ideal system of accreditation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2025&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Thu, 5 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2025&blog=24A New Generation of Failures: Let’s Show Them How It’s DoneExperts, like Dr. Shai L. Butler, have often observed a heightened fear of professional failure among millennials. In fact, Butler says this fear extends beyond failing on the job to failure in an entrepreneurial venture, career change, job search, and professional and personal relationships. So, how can we help a generation that for the most part has been affirmed, supported, rewarded for winning, and applauded when they lose? What's the key to failing forward?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2023rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Tue, 3 Sep 2019 12:23:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2023On Women's Equality Day, Work Equity Is Still ElusiveAugust 26 was Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted, giving women the right to vote. While it serves as a reminder of how far we’ve come, women are still striving for equal pay and representation in leadership positions. To mark the day, SHRM Online compiled a list of 10 compelling articles about the workplace gender gap from its archives and other trusted news sources.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2021rss@higheredjobs.com (Kathy Gurchiek, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org">SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=202110 ‘Beautiful’ Questions to Ask at a Career CrossroadsAre you at a career crossroads? Whether you are deciding to apply for a job or accept a job offer, it's important to pause and ask yourself the right questions. This can help us invent or reinvent the work we do or make better job decisions, rather than relying on our instincts, biases, and assumptions. Self-described questionologist Warren Berger has more than 400 questions in “The Book of Beautiful Questions," but let's explore the 10 best ones to ask when you are at a career crossroads.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2019rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2019Are You Ready for <i>All</i> of Your Incoming Students?Does your mission statement include diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts? If so, what has your institution done to prepare for incoming students, particularly through the enrollment of first-year students and transfer students? Is your institution ready to implement logical planning mechanisms to receive a diverse population of students? Emily Allen Williams examines what is really needed to prepare the academic house for this work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2020rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2020Looking Ahead from an Insider’s Point of View: Six Leaders in Higher Education Weigh InWhat are the most pressing issues that higher education is facing or will face in the next few years? There is no shortage of opinions about higher education and its current state and future. However, we often do not hear from the practitioners who are engrained in the day-to-day life of a higher education community. Six practitioners representing both public and private institutions were asked to weigh in on higher education's future and the challenges it faces.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2018rss@higheredjobs.com (Catherine Cocks)Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2018Cultivating Financial Literacy in Current StudentsImproving the transparency of financial aid award letters for prospective students is a hot topic, but some aid officers are continuing the fiscal wellness charge once those students get to campus. They are broadening the financial education offerings to help current students learn to budget and better manage their money. These early conversations can help students think beyond a monthly budget and reduce overall borrowing, experts say.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2017rss@higheredjobs.com (Janet Kidd Stewart)Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2017College Rankings Might as Well be Student RankingsSince U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" first appeared in 1983, numerous other rankings, such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, have emerged. They lead parents and students to believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals that college rankings may be measuring something entirely different. According to researchers specializing in education and psychology, rankings tell you more about the talent a school can recruit than the quality of instruction.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2016rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan Wai, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2016Ask the Expert: How to Advocate for Equal Pay for Your Minority EmployeesIn this edition of Dr. Shai L. Butler's Ask the Expert series, she reflects on how a middle manager can advocate for her Latina employee to get pay equal to that of her white male counterpart. She recommends encouraging the employee to build and leverage relationships in the workplace and provides insight on how to position the Latina to demonstrate her expertise. She acknowledges this may be hard to do depending on the position but encourages creativity and thinking outside of the box.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2013rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2013Reflections on College Admissions in the ‘Varsity Blues’ EraThe “Varsity Blues” scandal exposed numerous parents who paid an agent to bribe coaches to smooth the path for their children’s acceptance to colleges with selective admissions policies. Since then, several other aspects of college admissions have been called into question, including legacy admissions, influence from athletic coaches, donors seeking favors, and efforts to recruit a diverse class. Robert A. Scott, a former president, reflects on the challenges of recruiting in this era.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2011rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2011The Leader’s Challenge to Ensure Employee InclusionAs a leader, can you say with certainty that your decisions are purely objective and not based on personal bias? According to the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, leaders often subconsciously form in-groups -- members of which establish close relationships with the leader and experience greater opportunities -- and out-groups, employees who fall behind with little chance for growth or of joining the in-group. Consider these strategies for avoiding the trap of arbitrary in-/out-group distinctions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2010rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2010Find Your Peace to Get Through the Back-To-Campus RushHow will you weather the autumn chaos of students returning to campus? Despite the busy season, projecting a calm, helpful face to students and their families is key. You don’t want to lose your cool while you’re assisting a nervous first-year student or a jetlagged grad assistant. Students and their families are counting on you to provide comfort and safety as they acclimate to campus. Keep your cool by emotionally compartmentalizing, owning your space, and employing these other helpful techniques.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2014rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2014How to Address Innovation in Higher Ed AccreditationA consistent critique regarding accreditation is that it is resistant to innovation. This is true -- to an extent, say Phillips and Kinser. As the guardian of quality, the accreditation process is designed to be risk-averse. However, the process also inherently promotes innovation by always looking for improvements in quality. Accreditors must strike a balance when it comes to innovation. Move too quick, and students can be harmed and public dollars wasted. Move too slow, and the system can’t keep up.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2009&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=2009&blog=24All Public Universities Get Private Money, but Some Get Much More than the RestOverall, the growth in giving to public higher education institutions isn't compensating for the reduction in state funding they've been experiencing for more than 30 years. According to a professor of higher education management and finance, this reliance on private donations is making the richest public universities richer, while the less fortunate are being forced to stretch their budgets thin and cut academic programs and, in extreme cases, scholarships.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2004rss@higheredjobs.com (Kevin McClure, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 9 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2004Diversity in Higher Ed Information TechnologyThe composition of Information Technology professionals in higher education does not represent the students those professionals serve, according to a new report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The IT workforce lacks racial/ethnic and gender diversity. However, that could change in the near future as long-time administrators look to retire or take the next step in their careers -- if colleges make an effort to recruit diverse candidates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2005rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 8 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2005Summer and the Season of Transitions in Higher EducationAs graduation ceremonies come to a close, colleges and universities across the country shift to the summer season, but what happens during those three months? It's a time to reflect on the progress made during the past year and to prepare for new students coming to campus who will bring excitement and fresh energy with them. It's a time for new student orientation, summer immersion programs, and transitions among faculty and administrators.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2003rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Tue, 6 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2003Your ‘Bad Boss’ Might Actually be a Blessing in DisguiseNo one likes to work for a boss who micro-manages or overloads employees, is uninterested in their professional development, or is challenging in some other way. However, the experience of working for what you might consider a 'bad boss' presents unique and valuable opportunities for professional growth, such as taking initiative and managing up. Experts recommend embracing the experience and using the lessons you learn to advance your career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1998rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 5 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1998How College Towns Could Benefit More from Throngs of Student VolunteersMillions of college students volunteer at soup kitchens, animal shelters, and other nonprofits near their schools. While they provide labor support, enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the organizations for which they volunteer, a professor questioned whether these extra hands could do more for the nonprofits they assist. After surveying local nonprofit leaders, she uncovered some of the biggest challenges with student volunteers and makes recommendations on how to improve their impact.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1999rss@higheredjobs.com (Jennifer A. Jones, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 1 Aug 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1999Considerations for Being on the Academic MarketApplying for faculty positions can be daunting -- and discouraging when you don't land the job or even secure an interview. However, as one job seeker reminds himself, success is not defined by securing the job, but rather by submitting the best application possible. Andrew Martinez shares some advice that he learned from mentors or by participating in search committees -- the most important of which is to focus on what you can control (your application materials).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2001rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Martinez, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:00:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2001Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2019Is your HR department keeping pace with the latest trends in the workplace? From technological developments and economic changes to globalization and automation, HR professionals and organization leaders have a lot to keep up with. All of these factors affect institutions' wellbeing and their ability to attract and retain talented workers. Here are the top 10 trends that will impact HR departments in 2019, according to Dan Schawbel, partner and research director at Future Workplace.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2000rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2000Parting Is Such Sweet SorrowWe leave institutions for many reasons, but a big one is that opportunities for continued advancement are blocked. The path forward is occupied by people who are not likely to leave. However, as we move on to our next position, it is imperative to leave with grace and integrity. Middleton cautions against appearing to be overly excited about departing and being critical of the institution you're leaving and makes recommendations for leaving on good terms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1996rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1996Battling Burnout: Cultivating an Atmosphere of Self-Care in EducationIn a culture where we are taught to tough things out, it's not uncommon to be pushed beyond our limits at work and experience burnout, especially in academia. Summers off may give the impression of two to three months of leisure for instructors, but this is much-needed recovery time. For those in higher education who do not have summers off, or for whom this respite is still not enough, consider these strategies for self-care that can help stave off burnout.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1994rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Moore)Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1994Stretch Assignments: The Soft PromotionAs a manager, how can you keep your stellar staff members engaged when there are no formal advancement opportunities to extend? These high performers tend to learn and evolve quickly, and keeping them motivated can be challenging. A meaningful alternative is to provide stretch assignments -- opportunities that are beyond the scope of team members’ job descriptions. They show your high performers that you recognize their ability and you support their continued growth.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1992rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1992Financial Wellness How-Tos: Preparing Families for the Real Cost of CollegeAs students and their families consider which college to attend, it’s important that they understand their financial commitment. Currently, some common problems with financial aid award letters include vague definitions, inconsistencies in calculating final charges, and lack of information on how to accept or reject the aid. In her first blog, Janet Kidd Stewart explains how schools can stand out as leaders in financial wellness and the importance of helping prospective students and their families understand the real costs associated with college.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1989rss@higheredjobs.com (Janet Kidd Stewart)Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1989Gates Launches Lobbying Arm -- Higher Education on AgendaThe Gates Foundation has been indirectly shaping K-12 education public policy for years. Now, they've launched a new lobbying initiative and started up a commission to determine the value of a college degree or certificate. A political scientist warns these moves could ultimately lead to the disqualification of students in certain programs from receiving federal financial aid and put some schools under increasing pressure to cut majors such as history, French, geography, and philosophy.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1988rss@higheredjobs.com (Nicholas Tampio, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 10 Jul 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1988Great Leaders Encourage the HeartWhile current books and scholarly articles compete for attention by outlining the top skills for being a great leader, some say it is merely a matter of encouraging the heart -- making employees feel appreciated, liked, empowered, and worthy. After all, one's feelings about their supervisor and work environment dramatically predetermine one's work success -- and therefore, the success of the enterprise itself. The good news? Encouraging the heart can be done easily.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1983rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 8 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1983Coaching for Cultural Sensitivity and UnderstandingIn <a href = https://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1708>Bringing White Men to the Table to Talk about Race</a>, Daniel B. Griffith encouraged those traditionally identified as privileged in society to explore that privilege and contribute to conversations about race and diversity. Now, he shares some advice for coaching such individuals to become more culturally sensitive, aware, and supportive of others whose backgrounds and identities are different from their own. These six tips will help you provide a more productive coaching experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1982rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 8 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1982Gap Narrows in Healthcare Offerings Between Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Domestic Partners Despite Overall DecreaseCUPA-HR recently released the findings from their 2019 Healthcare Benefits for Higher Education Employees Survey, which gathered information from 365 higher education institutions about healthcare benefits for partners, types of plans offered, and the types of employees receiving healthcare benefits. Learn about the latest trends in benefits for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners, as well as part-time and retired employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1986rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 3 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1986Higher Ed Employment Grows in Q4 2018 as Job Growth at Private Institutions Outpaces Public InstitutionsHigher education employment increased by 0.5 percent, or roughly 21,900 jobs, during the fourth quarter of 2018. The total number of jobs increased at both private and public institutions. Annually, higher education jobs increased by 0.4 percent in 2018, after increasing by 0.6 percent in 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1981rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 1 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1981Some Credits, No College Degree: Paving a Pathway to GraduationCollege non-completers are an oft-overlooked population in the ever-changing landscape of higher education. This group not only presents an opportunity for higher education institutions to increase enrollment, but is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to filling gaps in states' workforces. With such potential riding on these individuals, here's a look at how institutions can better serve this population and ultimately help them complete their degrees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1980rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 1 Jul 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1980Ethical Considerations of Student-Faculty RelationshipsPartnerships and relationships between students and faculty are inherent to the history and founding values of U.S. higher education. The reasons for forming these relationships vary greatly, from the desire to conduct research to recommendations for professional opportunities to general course advising for an academic program. Regardless of the reason, several key ethical considerations are necessary in order to have a mutually beneficial relationship.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1978rss@higheredjobs.com (Cobretti D. Williams)Fri, 28 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1978Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Aspiring Women Leaders?In the first part of Dr. Shai L. Butler's Ask the Expert series, she shares advice for women who are looking to move into leadership positions in higher education. She speaks about the importance of having a mentor and sponsor who can help you build connections and open the door for advancement. In addition, she recommends various professional associations that can support your leadership development.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1976rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Thu, 27 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1976Is Conversational Recruiting the Solution to Finding Millennial Talent?In a candidate-driven labor market dominated by Millennials, the way companies treat applicants during the hiring process can greatly impact a job seeker's decision to accept or reject an offer. That's why many organizations are adopting "conversational recruiting" -- a strategy that provides candidates with clear, consistent and continuous communication across various channels, including social media, text messaging, instant messaging, video, or chat platforms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1977rss@higheredjobs.com (Arlene S. Hirsch, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1977The Academic Professions and How They Influence American SocietyThe cultural contributions of the academic professions are often overlooked because of Americans’ economistic way of thinking about value, says Steven Brint, author of "Two Cheers for Higher Education." While economic contributions should certainly be taken into account, there are equally important cultural contributions that come from academia. Brint explores how university professors have contributed technology, concepts, and more to American society.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1970&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1970&blog=26Stop Wishing Away Your Career and Start Owning How You RespondWishing for a better job or lamenting about constraints preventing your success? If so, you're what Todd Henry calls a “contingency responder,” or someone who is waiting for external circumstances to change. The key to success is being an "ownership responder" instead, meaning you take personal responsibility for your progress, by better understanding your boss or organization and actively solving problems. Rather than seeing yourself as a victim or observer, you own the problem.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1967rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=19674 Secrets to Effective Academic AdvisingIn an age when colleges are struggling to meet enrollment goals, retaining current students is increasingly important -- and academic advisors play an instrumental role in these efforts. Advising can be challenging, but those who do it well are rewarded with not only seeing their students succeed but contributing to their institutions’ overall health and reputation. Let's take a look at some of the critical competencies for advising, regardless of whether it is your primary role or in addition to faculty responsibilities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1962rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Tue, 18 Jun 2019 04:53:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1962Leaders Must Think of the Past, Present, and FutureFor many of us, our focus is largely on actions in the present and more immediate goals and deadlines at work. However, as leaders, it's imperative to not just think in the present, but also to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Instead of thinking exclusively about the matters of today, deans, provosts, presidents, and other higher ed leaders must think into the future and begin to conceptualize the possibilities that you'll be addressing then.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1968rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1968Executive Presence in the InterviewExecutive presence is a defining characteristic of successful higher ed leaders. Demonstrating this presence in the interview is critical for obtaining a dean, vice president, provost, or presidential position, but how can you do that? It requires exuding confidence, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and exhibiting emotional control. These characteristics do not happen easily or by happenstance, though. Aspiring leaders must take actions to develop them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1966rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1966Higher Education Staff Receive Modest Salary IncreasesCUPA-HR recently released the findings from their Staff in Higher Education Survey, which included data from 857 higher education institutions, over 205,000 staff, and 153 positions. Overall, higher education staff experienced a modest median salary increase. Other findings reveal which type of positions experienced the most job growth, what percentage of staff are women and minorities, and how areas in the U.S. compare in terms of median salaries.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1971rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Sziron)Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1971What Is the Blueprint for the Perfect Commencement Speech?In this month’s Higher Ed Careers Interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Dr. John Thelin, an author and professor at the University of Kentucky. Thelin lent his perspective as a higher education historian to the topic of commencement, discussing the history of commencement speeches, aspects of a successful speech, and the importance of commencement as a ritualized and unifying event.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1969rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1969Lavender Graduations Set to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary Next YearThe nation's first Lavender Graduation took place in 1995 at the University of Michigan. Since then, these ceremonies, which celebrate the achievements of graduating LGBTQ college students, have gained popularity throughout the country and have even taken hold at institutions as far away as Canada. With the 20th anniversary of the celebrations approaching, let's take a look at how they began and how they support diversity and inclusivity on campus.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1965rss@higheredjobs.com (Janet Kline, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1965Information Is the New FrontierAccreditation is a complex issue. In previous blogs, Phillips and Kinser explored who controls accreditation policy and how to measure quality in higher education. Adding to those complexities is information itself. Questions remain about what information assembled for accreditation could and should be shared -- and toward what goal. The challenge is finding a way to balance what might be desired, with what is helpful and what is possible.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1953&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1953&blog=24Gen Z Takes Its Place at the University and in the Job MarketThe oldest Gen Zers (those born in 1997) are just now earning their degrees and entering the workforce, with plenty more slated to follow. As a higher education professional, are you prepared to work with these enterprising, ambitious young students? Let's explore some of the most notable traits and desires of this generation and how you can engage them, support them, and work with them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1963rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1963Professionalism and the Use of Personal Technology in Work and Classroom SettingsThe use of personal technology in the classroom and workplace is not a new topic of controversy. You, no doubt, know the benefits and adverse impacts of technology use in such settings, but have you figured out how to establish norms and expectations for it? Daniel B. Griffith suggests -- and explains how -- you can use upfront dialogue to establish norms for technology use to support the learning, workplace, or meeting environment that all participants may embrace.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1961rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 5 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1961Can You Really Have It All? Women Today Say YesCan you really have it all and live a balanced life? Dr. Shai L. Butler hears this question frequently from young women. Betty Friedan, an author, activist, and one of the most prominent leaders in the rise of second-wave feminism, once said, “You can have it all, but not all at the same time.” According to Butler, women today, particularly millennials, are defying this notion. They push back and challenge the idea that they must give up their lives in pursuit of a career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1957rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 3 Jun 2019 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1957The Changing Landscape of Tenure-Track PositionsWith fewer tenure-track jobs to go around and a growing number of job seekers with PhDs, the competition for permanent, benefitted jobs is fierce, and the market is changing to reflect that. Moore explores the impacts of the modern tenure-track landscape on the job market -- including a greater dependency on contingent faculty and jobs opening up throughout the year (not just in the fall) -- and explores what these trends mean for job seekers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1952rss@higheredjobs.com (Monika Moore)Thu, 30 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1952Thinking like the One Percent: Reframing Higher EducationEven amid commencement season and our celebrations of the success and achievements of students, we can't ignore the continued negative discussion about the value of higher education. One scholar says we must think like the one percent in order to reframe the narrative of higher education -- that is we must promote higher education as not just a way to get a good job but a way to make a good life and tap into the networks that exist at your institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1951rss@higheredjobs.com (Yan Searcy)Wed, 29 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1951Measuring Quality in Higher EducationMany argue that without objective accreditation criteria common to all institutions and programs, an institution can assert outcomes that are self-serving and lack comparative meaning. However, a one-size-fits-all, easy-to-compare approach ignores real and significant differences between schools. After all, important outcomes for a research university are vastly different from those that motivate a community college, a small, private liberal arts college, or a career training institute.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1943&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Fri, 24 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1943&blog=24Make Better Hires with Competency ModelsIf you've ever made a bad hire, you know how damaging it can be for your institution. It causes a decline in productivity, can hurt morale among the department, and ultimately results in costly turnover. Experts say you can prevent bad hires (and the consequences) by hiring employees based on competency profiles. This process requires you to evaluate not only candidates' skills, but also their behavioral attributes by using role-based models and structured interviews to determine their fit for a position.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1946rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 23 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1946Taking Time for Yourself Is Vital for Successful LeadershipLeading when unwell is difficult, if not impossible, so health and wellness are critical components of any leader's success, but how can you get the rest you need when these more complex positions are so demanding of your daily time and energy? Gone are the extended lunches with friends and colleagues, time spent in the gym, and reading for the pure joy of it. One higher education leader shares three tips for achieving balance despite the level, intensity, and constancy of the work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1938rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 20 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1938How to Contribute to Campus Safety and VitalityAs members of a campus community, all higher education professionals play an important role in ensuring safety for students, staff, faculty, and the larger community. One researcher found that the culture, climate, and vitality of a campus affect campus safety and vice versa, so how can members of a campus community contribute to safer and more vital campuses? A few simple action items can help administrators and faculty create change in their campus communities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1941rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara G. Beverage, Ed.D)Fri, 17 May 2019 06:48:06 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1941The Impact of FLSA’s Overtime Rule on Higher Education ProfessionalsIn March 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. If these changes are enacted, the salary threshold used to determine exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements would rise from $23,660 annually to $35,308 annually. A new report by CUPA-HR, Professionals in Higher Education Annual Report, examines which higher education professionals are most likely to be impacted by the proposed overtime rule change.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1937rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 14 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1937Why You Should Develop a Mentorship Instead of a FriendshipOne of the more controversial Gallup poll questions finds that having a best friend at work leads to better performance. However, if you really want to perform better at work and advance your career, you'd be wise to find a mentor instead. Unlike friends who often only tell you what you want to hear or try to make you feel good, a mentor will speak the truth. You can find mentors both inside and outside your current institution, but be sure to pick the right ones.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1935rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 13 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1935Here’s How to Increase Diversity in STEM at the College Level and BeyondThe Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s, is known for increasing diversity in STEM. In total, about 1,500 students have graduated from the program and pursued careers ranging from public health practitioners to entrepreneurs. Now, researchers have found promising results for two programs modeled after the Meyerhoff and say more individuals from diverse backgrounds can excel in STEM careers if other colleges adopt the model.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1934rss@higheredjobs.com (Mariano R. Sto. Domingo & Viji Sathy, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 10 May 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1934Great Leaders Bring Together Diverse TeamsChefs make great dishes by mixing a variety of flavors. Great directors bring together the right crew, actors, and writers to film a great movie. Likewise, the best leaders in higher education assemble a team of people with complementary -- not identical -- talents and perspectives. The ability and experience to find the right mix and use the advantages of diversity is truly a leadership competency. Every supervisor, manager, administrator, coach, teacher, or leader would be wise to develop this skill.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1933rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 8 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1933Metrics for Monitoring Campus Vulnerabilities and VitalityIt is often said that concerns about the board and faculty, money, government priorities, and news stories about higher education’s vulnerability keep presidents up at night. However, there are metrics for monitoring campus vulnerabilities that can help presidents stay abreast of any potential issues or threats to their school's vitality. Robert A. Scott, President Emeritus of Adelphi University, outlines the metrics and measures of which leaders should be aware.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1923rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 6 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1923The Growth and Growing Prominence of U.S. UniversitiesEven those who are not immersed in the world of higher education are familiar with the litany of challenges facing U.S. higher education institutions. We cannot avoid reading about the crushing weight of student loan debt, the erosion of public funding for universities, and enrollment declines. Despite the many doom and gloom stories, Steven Brint, author of "Two Cheers for Higher Education," says American universities are actually much bigger and stronger than ever before.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1922&blog=26rss@higheredjobs.com (Steven Brint)Fri, 3 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1922&blog=26Pay and Representation of Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Dean PositionsCUPA-HR recently released new survey data on higher education administrators, which provided insight on the representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in administrative and dean positions. Both women and racial/ethnic minorities are often among the lowest-paid dean positions and are under-represented among the highest-paid dean positions. Find out what other trends researchers discovered.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1930rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 2 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1930Providing a Welcoming Environment for Transfer StudentsOnce an oft-overlooked population, transfer students are becoming an increasingly important piece of the enrollment management puzzle for many schools, especially as demographics change and metrics like degree completion and time to degree become greater priorities. This population of students has different needs than traditional first-year students. Take a closer look at best practices to consider from institutions that have had long-standing success with the transfer population.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1921rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Wed, 1 May 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1921Transforming Learning through Collaboration"There’s never been a more exciting time to work in education," said Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation at Duke University. In this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Rascoff about the latest trends in professional development for faculty, why universities need to offer these types of support to their faculty, and how online learning is transforming the landscape of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1924rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1924Why Federal Student Aid Should be Restored for People in PrisonCongress is considering lifting a ban on federal student aid for those serving time in prison. The director of the University of Baltimore’s Second Chance College Program says this would benefit not only the incarcerated but society as a whole. It would ultimately save taxpayers money, make our communities safer, improve employment opportunities for the incarcerated once they're released, and strengthen families -- without taking money away from low-income students in the community.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1920rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrea Cantora, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 29 Apr 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1920Doing Better by Students When a College ClosesWhile college closures aren't common occurrences, we have seen an uptick in the last few years, including rather abrupt closures that left students, faculty, and administrators in a lurch. In an effort to prevent more of these closings, schools, accreditors, and the government are working together on policies to ensure that when a school closes, students don't "show up to a school with a padlock and a sticky note on the door." These recommendations would protect the best interests of the students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1919rss@higheredjobs.com (LaMont Jones, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1919Job Ads Sell the RoleWhen you post a job, are you using an ad that tells the story of the job and sells it or are you simply posting the job description? According to Jon Drogheo, a director of talent acquisition who spoke at the 2019 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition, job descriptions are full of dull and empty words. A job ad -- which sells the role, talks about the behaviors needed to perform the job, and what the culture of the organization is like -- gets far more views, click-throughs, and conversions into applicants.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1910rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1910How a Fixed Mindset Can Hurt Your CareerOver the years, you've probably heard this career advice: Follow your passion and be an expert in your field. As it turns out, it may not be in your best interest. Experts say that the advice to follow your passion reflects a fixed mindset, meaning you believe your qualities are “carved in stone." That mindset sets many aspiring professionals up for failure. Instead, higher education professionals need a growth mindset and institutions a culture of development.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1909rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1909Responses to Demographic Change that Move Beyond AdmissionsGiven the anticipated decline in prospective college students in the mid-2020s, admissions professionals will need to work hard to expand college access. However, this demographic change can't be tackled solely by the admissions department. The rest of the campus will need to engage as well, including improving retention rates, enhancing students’ sense of belonging, developing deeper mentoring relationships, providing stronger academic support, and implementing innovative curriculum revision.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1916&blog=25rss@higheredjobs.com (Nathan D. Grawe, Ph.D.)Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1916&blog=25In the Mind of the InterviewerOften, when it comes to interviewing, we feel as though we're meeting with a judge and jury who decide our fate. Instead, think of it as simply meeting with prospective co-workers who want to see what it might be like to work with you. You’re most likely to impress when you feel calm and like yourself. If you're able to get a sense of what the team may be thinking, it can calm your nerves and enable you to have this important conversation from a comfortable place.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1911rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1911Asking Good Questions Is Key to Effective LeadershipAs a leader in higher education, your job requires you to make decisions, large and small, that affect the lives of those around you and those your unit serves. Those who are naturally curious and continually ask questions are perhaps the most effective leaders. Why? Because the answers to the compelling questions they ask yield a fuller understanding of the issues involved. How can you incorporate this curiosity into your leadership style?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1903rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1903Disrupting Disruption: Making a Case for the Golden RuleThe higher education industry is in a state of disruption, and as Dr. Shai Butler says, we are rubbernecking on the road to destruction watching institutions close at rates heretofore never seen. How do we disrupt this disruption? Butler argues that we must live out the Golden Rule in our classrooms and campuses, show empathy, concern, and a genuine interest in our students' success, and create a welcoming environment that allows rigor and joy to co-exist.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1907rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1907Many Masters: Who Controls Accreditation Policy?The authors of "Accreditation on Edge" explain that accreditation has many missions and serves many masters, and trying to serve all of them raises many questions. Who “owns” accreditation policy, and what, exactly, does this policy cover? Can (and should) accreditors be “regulators"? When accreditors serve as agents of the federal government and of their member institutions, are consumers adequately protected? Phillips and Kinser explore these questions among others.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1906&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Mon, 15 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1906&blog=24Secret to a Successful Interview: Don't RambleIf you haven’t interviewed for a position recently, you may not know when the information you are providing is worthwhile and when enough is enough. The last thing you want to do is ramble. So, how can a candidate keep the conversation balanced? The key is to prepare, listen, and watch. Prepare using the five guidelines outlined here, listen fully to each question, and watch your interviewer(s) and take cues from them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1899rss@higheredjobs.com (K. Renee Fister)Mon, 8 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1899Executive Appointments for March 2019The following higher education appointments were announced in March 2019.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1902rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 5 Apr 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1902Improving Pathways for Transfer StudentsAccording to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the number of prospective college students is about to decline. At the same time, many students are turning to community colleges to save money on starting their degrees and will turn to others to finish their bachelor's degrees. These trends are pushing four-year colleges and universities to embrace the transfer student population in ways never seen before.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1898rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Fri, 5 Apr 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1898New CUPA-HR Report Examines Hiring Growth, Salaries, and Pay EquityToday, CUPA-HR released the findings from their <i>Faculty in Higher Education Survey</i>. The report examined trends in hiring, salary, and pay equity. It found that the highest levels of equity and representation are at associate’s institutions, the majority of academic department heads are still male and white, and the health professions discipline experienced the most growth in job openings. See what other trends are occurring in higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1896rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 3 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1896How Higher Ed Can Earn the Public’s Trust after the Admissions ScandalColleges and universities continue to struggle with declining confidence from the public. Even before news of the admissions scandal broke, a Gallup poll indicated that less than half of American adults have faith in higher education and a Pew poll found that the public is worried about the direction higher education is taking. Government agencies, governing boards, trustees, and individuals must all do more to hold colleges and universities accountable.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1894rss@higheredjobs.com (Genevieve Shaker & William Plater, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 3 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1894Ask the Expert: When Is It Time to Leave a Bad Job?In this edition of “Ask the Expert,” Daniel B. Griffith explores when it may be time to leave a bad job. Is it really time to call it quits or is there still some hope for improving your situation? Griffith shares five questions to ask yourself before making your decision to stay or leave, such as whether there are still opportunities for learning and growing. What other questions made his list?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1881rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 2 Apr 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1881Principled Leadership in the World of Votes of No ConfidenceYears ago, a vote of no confidence by the faculty almost certainly denoted a departure for senior leaders. Today, more leaders and governing boards are surviving these actions. You may be wondering how, but the more important question is how can institutions survive these votes and move forward? Steve Tyrell, who has faced two votes of no confidence at North Country Community College, says leaders must respond with self-control, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, and indomitable spirit.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1889rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Steve Tyrell)Mon, 1 Apr 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1889Publishing without Perishing: Pro Tips from a Publishing InsiderIn this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Kelly Cherwin caught up with Greg Britton, editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition to leading the editorial team, Greg also acquires Hopkins’s books in Higher Education, an award-winning list he has built over the last eight years. Cherwin and Britton spoke about the nature of scholarly publishing in the field of higher education. Britton also shared ways in which scholars and publishers can work together.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1890rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1890Ask the Expert: How Can You Differentiate Stigma from Legitimate Concerns?“Ask the Expert” is your chance to get advice and insight from experts on specific questions you have about searching for a job, interviewing, dealing with problems in the workplace, and advancing your career. In this edition, Daniel B. Griffith talks about the differences between a stigma about an employee and a legitimate concern about employee performance. He warns against accepting assertions that don't offer any challenge, context, or substantiation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1880rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1880Why Meritocracy Is a Myth in College AdmissionsEven if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars from USC argue. They say there is a range of practices worth questioning, such as paying for test prep, coaching on admissions essays, and sessions with college admissions consultants. Other ethically questionable practices include spring admit and early decision programs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1882rss@higheredjobs.com (Morgan Polikoff, Jerome A. Lucido, & Julie Renee Posselt, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1882Higher Education Employment Growth Stable as Job Postings IncreaseThe total number of jobs in higher education increased during the third quarter of 2018 but at a marginally slower rate compared to last year. According to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by HigherEdJobs, higher education employment increased 0.4 percent, or 13,800 jobs, during the third quarter of 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1883rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1883Work Email Is a Task That Needs to be Tamed, Not IgnoredVery few of the job descriptions on HigherEdJobs mention “checking email,” and yet most of us are spending nearly a third of our time reading and answering emails. Some reply to emails immediately while others are reluctant, taking several days to answer. Still, other people avoid it for weeks and some never reply at all, preferring to focus on more important or "deep" work. If you're struggling to get your real work done due to email, consider these strategies to increase efficiency.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1879rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1879Ask the Expert: I Feel Excluded, Unwelcome, and Undervalued at Work. What, if Anything, Can I Do?“Ask the Expert” is your chance to get advice and insight from experts on specific questions you have about searching for a job, interviewing, dealing with problems in the workplace, and advancing your career. In this edition, Daniel B. Griffith explores more subtle forms of bullying, such as being left out of important conversations and not receiving credit for your work. He shares some strategies to improve your situation and reflects on when it may be time to consider moving on.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1878rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1878Innovations in Recruitment and the Need to Address Demographic ChangeIn the mid-2020s, colleges and universities can expect a significant decline in the number of prospective students due to the significant drop in births following the financial crisis of 2008. When confronting changing prospective student markets, colleges will likely first look for more effective recruitment practices. While they may be able to marginally offset the decline by increasing attendance rates among the fast-growing Hispanic population, surviving and thriving will require more creativity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1876&blog=25rss@higheredjobs.com (Nathan D. Grawe, Ph.D.)Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1876&blog=25In an Era of Fake News and Growing Public Distrust, Institutions Must Reframe the NarrativeToday, American colleges and universities face a unique set of challenges. Talk of higher education as a public good, of investing in society through education, has been replaced by talk of a return on investment -- tuition in exchange for jobs. Public confidence in higher education has rapidly declined, and most Americans now believe it is headed in the wrong direction. We must now make the case for liberal education amidst critics, skeptics, and trolls.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1874rss@higheredjobs.com (Lynn Pasquerella)Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1874A Room of One’s Own White ColleaguesA professor weighs in on the problems with annual reviews, particularly for professors of color at majority White universities. These faculty members have to put their fate in the hands of a room full of White people, and reviews often factor in student evaluations from predominantly White students. This scholar argues that the evaluation process is fundamentally flawed and a testament of how systemic racism functions in our society and calls for improvement.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1877rss@higheredjobs.com (Marcos J. Del Hierro, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1877Moving On from a Job You LovedWhat should you do when you lose a job you loved due to a lay-off, a re-org, or new management? Regardless of the reason, losing a job that suited you so well can be profoundly unsettling. It's okay to have a period of mourning, but remember, you're well-prepared to find that fit again somewhere else -- because you know what the ideal leadership, culture, and role look like for you. Consider the steps in this guide for finding a new position you can love as much as the one you lost.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1867rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 13 Mar 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1867Ask the Expert: As a New Employee, How Can You Foster Positive Relationships and Prevent Conflict?“Ask the Expert” is your chance to get advice and insight from experts on specific questions you have about searching for a job, interviewing, dealing with problems in the workplace, and advancing your career. In this edition, Daniel B. Griffith shares how an entry-level and/or new-to-the-institution employee can foster a positive work environment and prevent conflicts before they happen.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1870rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1870Preparing for Your Next Higher Education Job during a Market DownturnThese days, taking or changing jobs in higher education is not a move for the risk-averse. With several small colleges closing due to financial troubles in the past couple of years, we didn't need Moody's "negative outlook" to tell us the industry is struggling. This trend has left many higher education job seekers feeling uncertain about their next career moves. However, with the right precautionary measures, you can make an educated decision about a potential employer.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1866rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1866Executive Appointments for February 2019The following higher education appointments were announced in February 2019.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1869rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 8 Mar 2019 04:48:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1869No Simple Solutions for Accreditation ReformAccreditation is as complicated as the system of higher education it attempts to oversee. It is supposed to provide quality assurance in the U.S., but it has been re-shaped over time as the system of higher education has grown and changed and interests have shifted. It has become quite messy, and there are no easy solutions for reform. Each potential solution creates further questions that are themselves challenging to address.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1864&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Wed, 6 Mar 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1864&blog=24Hope for the Overly AccommodatingProfessionally, being accommodating has benefits. You are seen as someone who can tackle challenging assignments and others can approach for support. However, you can pay a price for being overly accommodating. When you're using all your energy to help others, you often end up missing other important opportunities. While you don't have to suppress your helpful spirit, you should aim to find a balance that allows you to pursue what is most important.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1861rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 4 Mar 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1861How University Culture, Governance, and Funding Differ around the WorldEver wonder how higher education differs among countries? Ian Newbould, who has led universities in the U.S,Canada, and the United Kingdom, provides a first-hand look at how university culture, governance, and funding in each location compares. All strive to support the aspirations of their young people. However, each country has its own way of approaching funding, assessing an institution's quality, and handling turnover at the executive level.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1856rss@higheredjobs.com (Ian Newbould)Fri, 1 Mar 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=18566 Tips for Responding to Rude E-MailsRude e-mails can have major consequences in the workplace, including legal liability. E-mails are often interpreted differently than they were intended. Perhaps your hastily written note comes off brusque or a colleague interprets your attempt at wit as snarky. Regardless of whether it's intentional or not, you don't want to come off as rude. Consider the tips outlined in this article, such as drafting an e-mail and re-reading it the next day before hitting send.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1859rss@higheredjobs.com (Kathy Gurchiek, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org">SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1859Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities MatterIn this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Marybeth Gasman, Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education and director of the Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania. Hibel and Gasman spoke about the mission, history, and strengths of HBCUs. Gasman also shared ways in which some HBCUs are changing, challenges they face, and the benefit of HBCUs in today's political climate.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1858rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1858New Debit Card for Federal Student Loan Borrowers Could Save Money, but Concerns LingerThe U.S. Department of Education is about to launch a pilot test for a new debit card for federal student loan borrowers. While there are some potential benefits, such as reducing banking fees for students and simplifying the refund process, it also has some serious potential downsides. The issuers of the card may have the ability to restrict certain types of purchases in the future, and ultimately banks may study students' spending habits to sell them more products.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1855rss@higheredjobs.com (Lewis Mandell, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 25 Feb 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1855Seeking Facilitators and Bridge Builders: The Heart of Any Successful InstitutionEvery institution needs its facilitators, conveners, mediators, bridge builders, and peacemakers. They're the people who foster understanding, engage in problem-solving, and collaborate to achieve common goals and ultimately help the institution fulfill its mission. Facilitators provide a calm, quiet presence and work tirelessly until resolution is achieved. They are grounded and centered and take quiet satisfaction in their contribution in guiding others to resolution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1850rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1850Navigating Economic Challenges: CUPA-HR Examines Lessons from the RecessionA recent report released by CUPA-HR examines the impact of the 2008 economic recession on both student enrollment and faculty composition. The authors hope that this research provides insight that can help leaders in higher education plan for economic challenges and aid in recovery planning. The findings include that private and public institutions responded differently to the recession and not all disciplines were impacted equally.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1854rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1854Staying Healthy in a Competitive Professional CultureThe competitive culture in higher education is no secret. Just getting your foot in the door requires standing out as a competitive candidate with impressive credentials, experience, and references. Once you start the job, great achievements are expected. As a result, maintaining your professional reputation can be an ongoing source of stress. So, how do you avoid burnout? It's all about remaining authentic, setting your own goals, and finding where you fit.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1851rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1851How Demographic Change Is Transforming the Higher Ed LandscapeIn the next decade, colleges and universities can expect a number of changes -- ones they can't ignore. For years, demographic forces have slowly but persistently reshaped the population of young people served by higher education. For example, with fertility rates continuing to fall, ever since the financial crisis in 2008, the number of high school graduates will decline sharply in the mid-2020s. Higher education must figure out not only how to weather the storm, but how to thrive amid the changes.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1843&blog=25rss@higheredjobs.com (Nathan D. Grawe, Ph.D.)Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1843&blog=25Developing Subordinates: An Ethical and Practical ResponsibilityAs leaders, what is our responsibility to nurture, encourage, and challenge talented people around us who are in subordinate positions to consider and make career moves? While it seems obvious that we'd like to retain someone who is highly successful and enjoys their work, we also have an obligation to our employees to help them develop their skills so successfully that in essence they work themselves out of their current job and need to move on to more challenging roles.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1842rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1842Overworked and Isolated: The Rising Epidemic of Loneliness in AcademiaSocial isolation is particularly common among early career academics. In fact, new research shows that 64% of Ph.D. candidates report such feelings. Not to be confused with solitude, isolation is a negative feeling -- related to an involuntary perceived separation -- and can have a serious impact on well-being. Some colleges and universities are now making efforts to help academics feel more connected and better integrate into their research communities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1849rss@higheredjobs.com (Olivier Sibai, Bernardo Figueiredo, & Marcia Christina Ferreira, from <a href=https://hejobs.co/2X1pDmO>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1849Report Urges Increased College Support for ‘Invisible’ Native StudentsLast year, two Native American students trying to participate in a tour of Colorado State were detained and searched by campus police after another prospective student's mother called 911 and said the teens looked suspicious. This is just one case of many that illustrate the need to improve access, inclusion, and equity for Native students seeking higher education. Experts say that, currently, Native Americans students are misunderstood and misrepresented at best -- and invisible at worst.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1837rss@higheredjobs.com (LaMont Jones, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1837Defeating Job Interview Anxiety with Mindfulness ExercisesHow can you overcome the anxiety most people feel during a job interview? The same mindfulness exercises that Alison DuBois of Westminster College in Pennsylvania used to help football players overcome performance anxiety may be the answer. The tactics she taught the players may be just what you need in order to let go of anxiety and accurately showcase your abilities, but for them to truly be effective, you must practice every day.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1836rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1836Is a Doctorate Degree in Your Future?Do you need a doctorate in order to achieve your career goals? If you aspire to be a president, vice president, or dean, it’s not a question of if you will earn your doctorate, it’s a question of when. If your ultimate career pursuits are at the mid-level or assistant director level, a doctorate may not be necessary. This guide outlines important questions to ask yourself as you consider your professional and educational aspirations and which program is right for you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1833rss@higheredjobs.com (Aaron J. Hart, Ed.D.)Fri, 8 Feb 2019 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1833Executive Appointments for January 2019The following higher education appointments were announced in January 2019.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1835rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Wed, 6 Feb 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1835Accreditation: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?Accreditation is on the edge. Dark headlines have rumbled across the nation. Over time, it has become clear that no one is happy and something must change. Institutions feel burdened, policymakers are frustrated, consumers are unprotected, employer needs are unmet, and accreditors are under fire. Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, the authors of "Accreditation on the Edge," explore what the future of accreditation looks like and ask what path we can take for reform.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1832&blog=24rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.)Wed, 6 Feb 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1832&blog=24Ask the Expert: Conflict ManagementNeed advice about conflict management, mediation, diversity and inclusion policies, and/or facilitating difficult conversations in the workplace? Submit your question for HigherEdJobs expert Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1831rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 4 Feb 2019 08:09:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1831How Will Greek Life Endure?In this month’s interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Dr. Lynda Wiley, the executive director of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. She discusses the current state of Greek Life and challenges that must be addressed, but she also comments on the overwhelmingly positive aspects of Greek Life and what the future may hold. In addition, Hibel and Wiley discussed career and interviewing advice as The Placement Exchange -- the networking event for student affairs professionals -- quickly approaches.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1825rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1825Warning Signs: Recruiters Reveal Their Biggest TurnoffsWhether you're a candidate for a job opening or you're the recruiter, HR professional, or department head doing the hiring, it's important to be aware of common red flags that could indicate a candidate isn't a good fit and promising signs that they should receive further consideration. Recruiters spoke with SHRM Online and revealed the biggest warning signs that keep them from moving forward with an applicant and what signs encourage them to further pursue a candidate.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1824rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1824Being an Advisor to the President: It’s Not for the Faint of HeartThe advisor to a college or university president or chief of staff has a unique and critical role. Responsibilities can differ depending on the institution or the president, but ultimately their job is to serve as a proponent for the president’s and the university’s success. It requires strong decision-making skills, confidence in oneself, a willingness to engage in difficult conversations at times, and keeping the university’s best interests in mind.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1823rss@higheredjobs.com (K. Renee Fister)Mon, 28 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1823Supervisor, Leader, or Coach: Which Is Best for Higher Ed?If every division chair/department head, dean, director, vice president, or other person in a position of authority thought of themselves as a supporter, enabler, cheerleader, and advisor of the faculty and staff who performed the work of the enterprise, would that change how we think and work? Coaches -- who help people grow and provide support, feedback, encouragement, counsel, and inspiration -- may be just what we need in higher ed as opposed to oversight and supervision.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1818rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 28 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1818The Elusive (and Expanding) Role of the ProvostToday, colleges and universities are looking for a new kind of leader in the provost. Not only does the role of a provost differ significantly depending on the institution, but they are now asked to take on responsibilities that go well beyond academic stewardship to include areas as expansive and diverse as enrollment and admissions, student affairs and student services, compliance, finance, fundraising, marketing, and even information technology.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1815rss@higheredjobs.com (Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D.)Mon, 28 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1815Workplace Civility: Still Relevant or an Outdated Notion?Some may argue that civility is an outdated notion, or worse, that it's harmful. They argue that it suppresses free speech, is oppressive to underrepresented groups, or that it imposes manners and punishes violations. While civility is not inherently suppressive, oppressive, or draconian, Daniel B. Griffith says that how it is promoted and implemented in the workplace can leave that impression. He shares some tips to help mitigate these impressions and effectively foster civility.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1809rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 25 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1809More Solutions Needed for Campus HungerA new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short on solutions, according to Suzanna Martinez, an academic researcher who's been studying campus hunger since 2014. According to the report, food insecurity for college students is a serious national problem and only 43 percent of students eligible for SNAP are receiving those benefits. Martinez shares some possible solutions for ending student hunger.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1814rss@higheredjobs.com (Suzanna Martinez, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1814Why You Should Share Ideas and ‘Best-Self’ Stories with CoworkersAre you voicing your opinions and sharing your ideas at work? Are you sharing what makes you come alive at work and how you do your best work? Using your voice is one of the most effective ways to improve your situation, boost your confidence and performance, and make your work more purposeful. But remember -- experts recommend sharing your big ideas with coworkers and refining them before taking them to your manager.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1813rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1813Report Examines Improving Higher Ed Access for VeteransNew research reveals that a majority of veterans utilizing their GI Bill benefits enroll in institutions with graduation rates below 70%. Dr. Catharine Bond Hill says these students are increasingly turning to for-profit schools due to a lack of flexibility at not-for-profits institutions and difficulty navigating the available benefits. With a higher average GPA than traditional students, student veterans have great potential and Hill shares recommendations for recruiting and supporting them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1811rss@higheredjobs.com (Lois Elfman, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1811Diversifying Tenured Faculty: Recommendations to Increase Racial RepresentationDespite universities often being held up as a bastion for inclusive politics, safe spaces, and diversity initiatives, in practice, racial diversity amongst faculty in institutions of higher education continues to be sorely lacking. In fact, only ten percent of tenured faculty at American universities and colleges come from underrepresented minorities. Two Ph.D. candidates share strategies for increasing department diversity through promotion and tenureship.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1812rss@higheredjobs.com (Amber C. Kalb, M.S. and Jason Smith)Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1812Why Does College Cost So Much When Inflation Is So Low?Many state colleges and universities were once tuition-free. Now, tuition costs at both public and private schools continue to grow, causing increasing concern for students and their families. Completing college has many benefits, including strong correlations to employment, income, and health. We must find ways to make college affordable to more people by creating more scholarships, making changes in the college cost structure, and finding ways to reduce tuition and total costs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1807rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1807Purposeful Leadership DevelopmentYou've likely heard the saying that "he or she is a born leader." Implicit in this statement is the underlying assumption that leadership is basically genetic. This false assumption explains why many children of leaders were heirs to leadership positions throughout history. However, today, especially in the higher education field, we know that leadership can be learned by thinking about its principles, observing leaders in their natural habitats, and good old practical experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1805rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1805A Good Attitude Can Clinch the DealNever underestimate the power of a positive attitude. It's especially important when you're interviewing and can even be a deciding factor when employers review candidates. While a new hire can be trained to refine some of the hard skills a position requires, instilling a positive attitude or a deeper sense of empathy towards students and colleagues is a bigger challenge. So how can employers evaluate attitude and how can you demonstrate that you're resilient, resourceful, and flexible?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1808rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1808Why Elite Colleges Should Use a Lottery to Admit StudentsAs we learned from the Harvard admissions trial, there are more intelligent and accomplished people eager for a top-notch education than there are seats to accommodate them, and colleges and universities are often criticized for how they choose who to admit. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could not only help make the process more fair but also reduce the costs for applicants and schools and alleviate the growing anxiety about admissions among American teens.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1806rss@higheredjobs.com (Natasha Warikoo, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 9 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1806Executive Appointments for December 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in December 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1803rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 4 Jan 2019 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1803Top HigherEdJobs Stories of 2018In 2018, HigherEdJobs published a variety of personal narratives, advice columns, and Q&A sessions with experts in the field of higher education. Now, we've compiled a list of our most popular articles of the year. Thousands of readers viewed them, commented with their own beliefs, and shared their favorites via social media. Have you read all of these articles and shared them with your friends and colleagues who may be interested? Don't miss these must-read stories!https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1798rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Fri, 4 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1798Is It Time for a Resume Makeover?If you haven't made many changes to your resume or CV lately, then it's probably time to take a closer look and update it for 2019. If you're applying for positions today, it's important that your resume or CV’s format, content, and language reflect the times. You should focus on removing elements that are no longer in vogue and carefully consider what format and language you're using. Times change. Is your resume ready to impress employers and search committees in 2019?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1796rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Tue, 1 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1796More DREAMs Come True in California: How Tuition Waivers Opened Doors for Undocumented StudentsAfter reviewing transcripts for thousands of California community college students, researchers discovered an encouraging trend in enrollment for undocumented students. The study shows that since the California DREAM Act was introduced, undocumented students are now completing an average of 7.5 credits in the first semester of enrollment -- on par with U.S. citizen students who receive aid. The policy offers these students state grant aid and community college fee waivers they weren't previously afforded.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1797rss@higheredjobs.com (Federick J. Ngo, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1797When Under Stress, Managers Reveal Their Dark SidesThe dark side of managers often comes out when they're stressed. They may yell at employees, shoot down their idea, or ridicule them. Managers who display these behaviors tend to have teams with low morale and ultimately hurt employees' abilities to perform and sabotage the results of the company. HR may need to intervene, but some general guidelines for managers to follow when under stress include starting with facts, creating a sense of safety, not fear, and approaching the situation impartially.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1793rss@higheredjobs.com (Dana Wilkie, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 28 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1793What Everyone on Campus Needs to Know about Donor-Advised FundsIn this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Tony M. Oommen, CFP, vice president and charitable planning consultant at Fidelity Charitable. Oommen discussed his current position, donor-advised funds (DAF), and how donors can take advantage of DAFs for charitable planning. Hibel and Oommen also spoke about how colleges and universities can work with donors and DAFs to best suit their needs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1792rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 26 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1792How Big Bonuses for Winning Coaches Became a Tradition in College FootballAs college bowl games unfold, most of the focus will be on the scores. Less attention will be paid to the bonuses that many coaches get for their bowl and playoff appearances. According to a scholar who studies big-time college football, big bonuses are not a reaction to a multi-billion-dollar market that rewards winning -- they are the foundation of it. In fact, bonuses for college football coaches stretch back to the early 1900s.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1795rss@higheredjobs.com (Jasmine Harris, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 24 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1795Higher Education Employment Growth Slows Despite Increase in Job PostingsThe total number of jobs in higher education increased during the second quarter of 2018 but at a slower rate compared to last year. According to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by HigherEdJobs, higher education employment increased 0.2 percent, or 7,000 jobs, during the second quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the number of postings for open positions in higher education increased 9.1 percent in Q2 2018, which was the highest quarterly growth rate regardless of quarter since Q2 2016.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1794rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1794Fostering Workplaces Where Apologies and Reconciliation Are CommonplaceIs fostering a workplace environment in which apologies and reconciliation are commonplace something to aspire to, or is it a silly notion? Why are apologies so difficult, and what constitutes a genuine apology? Daniel B. Griffith explores these questions, reminds us that genuine apologies and responses to them take their own time and course, and shares how leaders and employers can foster environments and circumstances that allow time and space for reconciliation to occur.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1790rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 21 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1790Naming RightsReading names at commencement isn't as simple as it seems. Walking across the stage and accepting their diploma is the final step in a student's college journey. They and their family expect their name to be read correctly and may even have special requests. This ceremony marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of the next, and all those in attendance are witnesses to a profound ritual: an affirmation by students about what they are to be called, and who they are called to be.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1791rss@higheredjobs.com (Laura L. Behling, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1791Why a Job Candidate’s Personal Brand MattersProspective employers tell themselves stories of who they think candidates are based on objective data vetted from application materials and a subjective “feel” they get during the interview. Therefore, as a candidate, it's important to recognize and intentionally shape your brand. If you're what some call a Scrapper (who's taken a circuitous route and overcome challenges to get where you are today), telling a better story could be all you need to change the way employers think of you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1786rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1786What Presidents Should Expect from Their Communications and Marketing OfficesCompetition has intensified over the last decade as colleges chase a shrinking pool of traditional prospects, seek to recruit students from new demographic groups, and struggle with costs. In response, some presidents are strengthening their marketing and communications offices. These offices -- which can deliver strategic thinking, integrate operations, and apply analytics to measure and improve a school's ROI -- are key to helping institutions survive and thrive amid a very challenging set of conditions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1785rss@higheredjobs.com (Joseph A. Brennan)Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1785Interviewing Basics: Preparation is KeyWhen it comes to interviewing for a job, preparation is key, but you should be careful not to overdo it. You want to do just enough research so that you know what to expect, can speak intelligently, and wow your interviewers with a few key facts about the college or university. However, don't do so much research that you sound as though you're reciting their marketing materials. Do you know the other keys to a successful interview? Find out the basics in this interview guide.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1781rss@higheredjobs.com (Alexandra Levit)Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1781George H.W. Bush Laid the Foundation for Education ReformThough his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all advanced his work, helping to set accountability standards in education and support charter schools. Though some of these policies failed, George H.W. Bush’s ideas have endured and continue to shape education policy.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1788rss@higheredjobs.com (Jack Schneider, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1788The Case for Community-Engaged Career DevelopmentExperience with service-learning and community engagement is an increasingly important characteristic that employers and search committees look for in job candidates. Getting involved with the community is important for students, institutions, and society. Service-learning not only increases student understanding of course material and personal development, but can also help colleges and universities reverse the decreasing public confidence in higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1780rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 7 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1780“It is OK to Be Me": The Importance of Denouncing White Supremacy, Especially in Subtle FormsShortly before the mid-term elections, several colleges reported white supremacist flyers showing up around campus. Dr. Shai Butler reflects on the various reactions to these posters across campuses and elaborates on the importance of denouncing white supremacy. As the semester comes to a close, she reminds us that we need our students focused on what matters. We need them to feel safe and as though they belong if we want them to persist at our institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1778rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Wed, 5 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1778Virtual Reality Tours Give Rural Students a Glimpse of College LifeA new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools. Using cardboard goggles and an immersive 360-degree virtual reality college tour app, students can get a glimpse of what classes and life are like at schools within the University of North Carolina System. This app is unique in that it also provides links to important information about financial aid, degrees, and campus life.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1777rss@higheredjobs.com (Carol Cutler White, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 4 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1777Career Advice I Wish I’d Known a Decade AgoHow have you grown in the last decade? What series of decisions, mistakes, revelations, relationships, opportunities, and awakenings did you undertake to convert you into the person you are now? And how can those lessons inform your future and fuel the next decade of your professional life? As the new year approaches, two higher education professionals reflect on their years in the industry and share their top pieces of advice for excelling in it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1776rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1776Working with People Who Avoid ConflictFight or flight -- it's an ancient biological survival mechanism that is automatically triggered by a perceived threat. Those who avoid conflict, called flighters, may think running away is the answer, but conflict avoidance in the workplace can make bad situations worse. It often leads to high turnover, a dysfunctional working environment, and loss of productivity. Experts share how HR professionals can support flighters and find solutions that address everyone's needs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1775rss@higheredjobs.com (Arlene S. Hirsch, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 28 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1775How Employers Measure Emotional Intelligence in CandidatesWhen it comes to interviewing, employers aren't just evaluating a candidate's technical aptitude and job specific expertise. They're also trying to determine whether a candidate will fit into their organizational culture. One way they do this is by interviewing for emotional intelligence -- or the ability to recognize one's own and others' emotions, read the environment, and respond appropriately. Find out how employers evaluate this ability and how you can demonstrate it in an interview.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1774rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1774Women's Leadership in Academic Medicine: Insignificant Gains?The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership for Academic Medicine program is approaching its 25th anniversary in 2020 with only insignificant gains to celebrate. While more than 340 alumnae of the program hold executive leadership positions, research shows only 15 percent of department chairs and 16 percent of all deans at U.S. medical schools are women. If we don't work together to increase the number of women role models and leaders, ELAM will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2045... with continued insignificant gains.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1770rss@higheredjobs.com (Joyce A. De Leo, PhD)Mon, 26 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1770Leadership in Higher Education: A Tough and Messy SportIf there was a fail-proof set of instructions on how to lead a college or university, we wouldn't need yet another book on the subject. The truth is leading is a tough and messy sport. Your efforts depend upon a variety of challenges and opportunities, the history and culture of the school, and various knowns and unknowns. There is no definitive guide on how to lead, and your success or failure lies not just in your hands but also those of your bosses, associates, direct reports, staffs, and customers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1771&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1771&blog=23What Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness? And How Do I Qualify to Get It?The first group of borrowers who applied for Public Service Loan Forgiveness -- meant to provide relief to those who went into socially valuable but poorly paid public service jobs -- mostly ran into a brick wall. Of the 28,000 who applied, only 96 were approved. This was largely due to poor communication from the Department of Education. Here's a closer look at the complex set of rules that must be followed and what you can do to have a better shot at receiving forgiveness.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1766rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert Kelchen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, from The Conversation)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1766Keeping Your Resume/CV Up-to-Date the Easy and More Impactful WayMost people don't think of updating their resume or CV until they're actively looking for a new job. As time goes by, it may not be as easy to recall your most noteworthy achievements and all the aspects of complex work you completed. Instead, it's better to always keep your resume or CV fresh -- whether you're on the job market or not. This guide shares some helpful tips for maintaining current and compelling application materials.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1765rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1765Why You Should Fight for Metaliteracy on Your CampusAre you fighting for metaliteracy on your campus? This pedagogical framework provides a much-needed model for thinking and knowing in a social media age that is fraught with misleading and false information from a wide range of questionable sources. Individuals need to learn how to participate effectively in these environments and how to ethically and responsibly produce and share information in a connected world. So, what steps can you take to put metaliteracy into practice?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1763rss@higheredjobs.com (Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1763Is There a Limit to Academic Freedom?While colleges and universities are responsible for upholding the principles of academic freedom, they must also ensure that professors don't use it as a cover to negatively impact students’ grades or quash opportunities, aspirations, and future career plans. Academic freedom cannot come at the expense of students. When professors limit students’ opportunities under the guise of academic freedom, this runs counter to the mission of an educator and university.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1764rss@higheredjobs.com (Alan Kadish, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1764College Students with Disabilities Are Too Often ExcludedThe case of a student with Down syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities. Too often, colleges and universities disregard social participation and focus instead on academic and physical accessibility. Along with K-12 schools, they need to do more to provide resources, education, and experiences that include students with disabilities in the conversation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1762rss@higheredjobs.com (Christa Bialka, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 7 Nov 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1762Putting Student Evaluations into PerspectiveOur feelings about the work we do run deep, so it's natural to feel on edge when it comes to student evaluations of your performance. However, it's important to remember that these reviews are just one way to gather feedback about how to refine your work as an educator. While it’s a good strategy to learn what you can from student evaluations, don’t read them with your heart on your sleeve and don't let the negative erode your confidence. Put what you're hearing into perspective.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1760rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 1 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1760Navigating Institutional “Noise”In this month’s Higher Ed Careers Interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Dr. Kim D. Kirkland, Executive Director for Equal Opportunity and Access at Oregon State University. Dr. Kirkland spoke about her career path, provided tips for communication in the workplace, and advised educational leaders and employees on how to address difficult situations that may arise from miscommunication.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1759rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1759You've Been Asking the Wrong Interview QuestionsWhether you are a hiring manager, are serving on a search committee, or are a candidate for a job opening, it's important to know what sets true high performers apart from the imposters. Carol Quinn, CEO of Hire Authority, says the answer goes beyond skills and culture fit. It's also about a candidate's attitude toward overcoming obstacles and passion for achieving goals. In this Q&A, she shares how good interviewers assess attitude and ultimately identify high performers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1758rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1758Fired with Enthusiasm — in a Volatile EnvironmentPresidents tend to get fired quickly after tough decisions or mistakes are made because trustees and other stakeholders are increasingly unable to overlook a leader’s first slip-up. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, presidents labor in an environment where instant answers are expected and demanded, and where any failure to provide those answers is seen as an evasion of responsibility or a refusal to pass judgment.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1757&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1757&blog=23Experts: Federal Policy Change Would Harm Transgender StudentsThe Trump administration is working on a controversial policy proposal that would more conservatively define gender under Title IX. Some say this shouldn't come as a surprise as it is consistent with other policies introduced by the president to hinder marginalized Americans and work against the Title IX-protected groups. This policy, in particular, would work against the efforts of colleges and universities to make their campuses more accommodating for LGBTQ students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1755rss@higheredjobs.com (LaMont Jones, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1755A Road Map for Success: The Importance of the Course Syllabus for First-Year StudentsA course syllabus, while simple to create, is critical for students' engagement in and completion of a course, especially first-year students who aren't yet accustomed to college/university-level work. This tool can be a road map to success if the course instructor properly communicates, continually shares, and reviews it throughout the semester. So, why is the syllabus critical for success and what topics should you cover when reviewing it with your class?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1753rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1753More College Students Expected to Vote in 2018 MidtermsMore college students are registered to vote in the November midterm elections this year than they were in 2014, and if they turn out, they could shape the outcomes in many districts. Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life, shares some background on why more students are turning out to vote, what obstacles they face, and how they could make an impact this November.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1752rss@higheredjobs.com (Nancy Thomas, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1752Customizing College for a New GenerationThe latest generation of students heading to college is Generation Z -- and they're unlike any other before them. They want the education they need for career success at the lowest price, in the shortest time, and for the largest payoff. With this new breed of students starting their college selection process, schools would be wise to re-evaluate their recruitment efforts. Here's a closer look at what Gen Z students expect from a college education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1750rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1750Surviving a Bully – Let’s Not Pretend It’s EasyIn <a href=https://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1730>Letter to My Bully's Enabler upon My Resignation</a>, Daniel B. Griffith challenged leaders to think about how they respond to bullying and what they're doing to prevent it. In this follow-up article, he offers advice about how victims can deal with the issue. He explores a number of options that can help improve your situation at your current institution but also weighs in on when it may be time to consider quitting and finding a new position.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1748rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1748It’s Naive to Think College Athletes Have Time for SchoolThe NCAA claims that most Division I players achieve student-athlete balance. However, research conducted by a professor studying college athletes through the lens of race and class shows that student-athletes actually spend triple the amount of time on athletics as they do on academics. As a result, many struggle to find a balance and ultimately fall behind, which raises questions about whether college athletes actually benefit from a college education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1749rss@higheredjobs.com (Jasmine Harris, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1749Difficult Conversations Require Dialogue, Not Discussion or DebateHow can we approach difficult conversations and reach decisions that respond to concerns from all participants? The key is how we engage in conversation. Discussion and debate involve persuading others to see our point of view, disregarding the opinions of others, and constantly defending our position. Dialogue, on the other hand, allows everyone's viewpoint to be heard and helps a group to reach a decision that accounts for the interests of all.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1747rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1747Put Down the Smartphone and Try This Low-Tech Key to SuccessThere are plenty of apps and "life hacks” designed to help you have an efficient and productive day. However, the key to being your best self at work, a job interview, or a networking event may not require the most high-tech approach. Instead, a number of productivity experts recommend going low-tech and jotting down your goals and thoughts on an index card. Leave all the noise and distractions of your phone in one hand and hold what matters most in the other.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1746rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 8 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1746What College Leaders Need to Remember about Free SpeechAlmost daily we read of a campus and presidents embroiled in a controversy over freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Presidents are tasked with the challenge of protecting academic freedom and the expression of alternative viewpoints while also ensuring that the campus is a welcoming environment for all. As for their own speech, college and university leaders must remember that they're always on stage.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1745&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Fri, 5 Oct 2018 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1745&blog=23Executive Appointments for September 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in September 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1744rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 5 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1744Information Interviews: An Effective Networking StrategyInformation interviews can be a powerful tool for job seekers when used correctly. Whether you're new to higher education or are considering a new line of work in the industry, these short, 15-minute to 30-minute, advice seeking sessions with influencers serve as a way to gain valuable insight and build your network. If you're not familiar with the information interview process, be sure to review these do's and don'ts.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1740rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 3 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=17403 Things to Consider When Your New Job Isn't Working OutYou don’t know a new friend, new love, new colleague, or new boss until you’ve spent 90 days together -- at least that's what Dr. Shai Butler's mother always said and what Butler found to be true in her career. For those of you who started a new job at the beginning of the fiscal year, you're coming up on that 90-day mark and are probably considering whether it's good enough to settle in or bad enough to begin planning your escape. Consider these three things before you decide.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1741rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 1 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1741How to Choose Between Two Star CandidatesWhat should you do when you have two highly qualified finalists for a job opening and can see yourself hiring either? It's imperative to make the right choice, but you also have to make a decision before you lose one or both candidates to another opportunity. It's time to ask yourself some tough questions. Experts recommend evaluating each candidate's skills for priority needs, examining their potential for growth, and considering whether they add to your department's culture.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1738rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1738Online Community Colleges: Filling a Void?In this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview Andrew Hibel spoke with Eloy Oakley, chancellor of the California Community College System. Oakley shared his background, his experience as chancellor, and his motivation for continuing work in academia. Hibel and Oakley also discussed the unique characteristics of community colleges and the benefits of online community colleges for adult learners in the workforce.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1739rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1739Preparing for a Better Academic Conference ExperienceWhether you're a faculty member or administrator, you likely have a line-up of conferences you plan to attend now that the academic year is in full swing. But do you know how to make the most out of your experience? Conferences are an invaluable opportunity to learn about the latest trends and network with some of the best and brightest in your field. Make the most of your conference attendance by following these few simple tips.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1734rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1734What College Rankings Really Measure – Hint: It’s Not Quality or ValueSince U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" first appeared in 1983, numerous other rankings have emerged. They are set up to make parents and students believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals college rankings may be measuring something entirely different. According to three researchers specializing in education and psychology, rankings tell you more about the talent a school can recruit than the quality of instruction.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1733rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan Wai, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1733Professor Creates Network for Women of Color in Department Chair RolesServing as an academic department chair is demanding, but filling that role as a woman of color can be even more challenging. That's why Dr. Monica F. Cox is launching a national network for women of color who serve as department chairs. She has experienced first-hand the stereotypes that come with being a Black woman and the lack of confidence that others demonstrate in her ability to lead. Now she hopes to provide a support system for others like her.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1732rss@higheredjobs.com (Jamie Rogers, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1732Higher Education Employment Increases but at Slower RateDuring the first quarter of 2018, higher education employment increased 0.3 percent, or 13,000 jobs, which was only about half the growth observed one year earlier, in Q1 2017. All of the growth can be attributed to an increase in jobs at private institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1731rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:12:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1731Letter to My Bully’s Enabler upon My ResignationAre you, as a leader, fully aware of employee concerns about bullying, or is there a silent epidemic within your organization that you don’t see or choose to ignore? Victims of bullying often remain silent, so you will likely never receive a resignation letter exposing bullying. However, consider the letter in this article your opportunity to rethink your own actions or inaction. Are you inadvertently enabling bullies? Are you doing everything you can to prevent mistreatment?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1730rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1730Women’s Colleges Play Unique Role in Quest for EqualitySince 2016, in part because of the election of Donald J. Trump and the momentum of the #MeToo movement, women's colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. The leaders of three women's colleges -- Bryn Mawr, Rutgers University's Douglass College, and St. Catherine University -- explain why women are drawn to their schools and how each is making a difference in their students' lives and careers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1727rss@higheredjobs.com (Kimberly Wright Cassidy, Jacquelyn Litt, & ReBecca Roloff, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1727Are Presidents and Chancellors Also Educators?As a college president or chancellor, how do you refer to your occupation? Do you tell people you're a college president, an educator, a chief executive officer, a fundraiser, a cheerleader, or all of the above? The editors of "Leading Colleges and Universities" view presidents as ‘educators of the faculty and staff and the board and legislators' and say they should chair the department of information sharing.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1724&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1724&blog=23How to Have a Good WorkdayWe know when we’re having a good day at work, but many higher education professionals don’t know how to have a good workday. However, advice from numerous experts in productivity, high performance, and management can easily apply to higher education professionals. These tips, such as scheduling certain tasks at different times of the day to increase effectiveness, can help you have a better workday.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1726rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1726Avoid Onboarding BurnoutCongratulations! You made it through rounds of resume reviews, interviews, and negotiations and finally landed the job. Now, you must prepare for your transition. While you want to show your new colleagues that you can nail this, you also need to treat yourself gently. For even the most experienced professionals, onboarding is taxing and emotionally complicated. Here are some tips to keep in mind for a successful and relatively stress-free onboarding experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1723rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 7 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1723Making College More AffordableAs students head back to campus, the increasing cost of a college education is once again top of mind. Many states now rely more heavily on tuition, rather than government funding, to finance their public colleges and universities. Meanwhile, private colleges and universities are putting a record amount of their tuition revenue toward grant aid for economically needy students. The presidents of Colorado College, Penn State and Xavier University weigh in on how to make college affordable.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1722rss@higheredjobs.com (Jill Tiefenthaler, Eric J. Barron, & Reynold Verret, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 6 Sep 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1722Change, Change, Change: 3 Points to PonderSo, you just got promoted, switched to a new office location, or were assigned to a new supervisor. How will you handle the change? While change is often considered to be difficult and therefore negative, a new perspective may help you more readily, and less stressfully, navigate it. Whether it's welcome or unwelcome, how you frame change is important. You may even be able to lead through change, not just manage it, with some support from others.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1721rss@higheredjobs.com (Sophie W. Penney, Ph.D.)Tue, 4 Sep 2018 12:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1721Executive Appointments for August 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in August 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1717rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 3 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1717Better Together: Consortia of Independent CollegesSmall colleges and universities are able to flexibly adapt to social and market conditions. However, they are limited when it comes to financial and human resources due to their size. In order to maintain their innovative nature while increasing their capacity to serve students and staff, many schools are creating consortia. In this interview, Andrew Hibel spoke to Mick Weltman, executive director of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, about the goals of the organization, the benefits of consortia for colleges and universities, and the future of independent colleges.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1719rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 31 Aug 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1719The CFO’s Evolving Role as Chief Operating OfficerOver the years, the role of college and university CFOs has shifted, especially at small to medium-sized private institutions. They increasingly need to function as Chief Operating Officers in addition to their more traditional, fiscally-focused responsibilities. They assist the president and senior leaders in charting the vision for the future, play an on-going role to bring that vision to reality, and ultimately enable presidents to refocus on their more inspired societal role.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1714rss@higheredjobs.com (Michael J. Hoyle, Ph.D.)Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1714Preparing for the All-Important Telephone or Video InterviewMost positions today require at least two rounds of interviews -- the first of which is often conducted via telephone or video conference. Though this process may seem less formal and less important, it is the gatekeeping function that determines who gets the coveted invitation to campus and saves institutions from investing time, effort, and expense bringing lackluster candidates on site. Keep these best practices in mind as you prepare for your next phone or video interview.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1710rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1710Resume-Writing Essentials: Five Most Powerful Career SummariesDo you still have a career objective on your resume? If so, it's time to replace it with the much more powerful career summary section. Sometimes called the executive summary or career profile, this section gives job seekers an opportunity to highlight their most notable skills, qualifications, achievements, credentials and other distinguishing information. In this article, you'll see examples of the five most common styles for the career summary section. Find out which one works best for you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1712rss@higheredjobs.com (Wendy Enelow, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1712How Professors Really Spend Their “Summer Vacations”While more traditional views of faculty paint portraits of leisurely months away from campus, they are far from reality. Many faculty members work throughout the summer, continuing their research, revising current courses and preparing for new ones, reading the latest developments in their disciplines, and/or attending discipline-based organizational meetings and conferences. Such work should always be documented, as it can help you make a case for tenure and earn funding support.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1711rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1711The Authenticity Movement: Lies We Tell Ourselves and Other Truths That MatterDr. Shai L. Butler is tired of authenticity. Why, you ask? Because we're still lying to ourselves, even in the higher education industry. We seek to make a difference in students’ lives yet struggle with addressing the real barriers to retention and completion because we fail to have authentic mission v. margin conversations as an industry. The sooner we truly embrace the authenticity movement, the quicker we can figure out how to live out our noble missions and still be non-profits that break even.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1709rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1709Bringing White Men to the Table to Talk about RaceIf we are going to have serious conversations about race, white men must participate -- as well as other individuals or groups traditionally identified as privileged. So how can we bring them to the table? Daniel B. Griffith shares critical lessons he's learned, including tips for white men on how to prepare for conversations about race. He also acknowledges the importance of patience and tolerance from others as white men attempt to participate in these difficult conversations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1708rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1708What Colleges Must Do to Promote Mental Health for Graduate StudentsOver half of all graduate students experience psychological distress, but researchers argue that a "culture of silence" dissuades many of them from seeking help. They are calling upon colleges and universities to better support students with mental health concerns. Some of their seven suggestions for addressing mental health can be implemented by individual faculty members and graduate students, while other changes require larger institutional efforts.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1706rss@higheredjobs.com (Meghan Duffy, Carly Thanhouser, & Daniel Eisenberg, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1706The Importance of Undertaking Fire Drills Before the Fire Starts -- Which It WillEmergencies (defined as unexpected situations requiring immediate action) and crises (known as times of difficulty that are often foreseen) are bound to happen on any college campus. It's not a matter of if they will arise. It's a matter of when. As a university leader, you should be prepared to respond to various emergencies and foreseeable situations -- and have hopefully rehearsed your plans.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1707&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1707&blog=23Benefits and Retirement Plans Shifting for Higher Ed EmployeesThe College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has released findings from its 2018 Paid Time Off, Tuition, and Retirement Benefits for Higher Education Employees Survey. The results show that many institutions are rethinking their benefits, such as reducing their options for retirement plans. Other findings reveal trends in vacation and sick days, paid leave for new parents, and tuition assistance.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1704rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 9 Aug 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1704What to Do When a Mentor Goes RogueMentors can make a big difference whether it's helping you adjust at a new institution, make sense of how your department operates, or advance your career in higher education. However, mentorships are subject to the same potential pitfalls as any other relationship -- they can take an unexpected turn and you may find that a mentor is more of a rogue operator than you realized. Here's what you should keep in mind if you find yourself in that situation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1705rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 8 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1705How Free Should Speech on Campus Be?Many colleges and universities continue to struggle with whether and how to facilitate or regulate free speech on campus while maintaining safety and an inclusive environment. As the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville nears, the presidents of Bowdoin College, Elon University, and the University of Washington reflect on whether free speech should be treated differently on campus and how to make colleges places where controversial ideas can be heard.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1699rss@higheredjobs.com (Ana Mari Cauce, Clayton Rose, & Connie Ledoux Book, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 6 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1699TCUs: Saving Native American EducationResearch shows that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are an important stepping stone for Native American students. Those who attend TCUs are four times more likely to earn their bachelor’s degree than students who enter a mainstream four-year institution out of high school. But why is there such a vast gap in educational attainment? A research assistant suggests that mainstream institutions are failing Native American students and shares strategies for increasing retention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1697rss@higheredjobs.com (Rachel E. Bryan, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 2 Aug 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1697Executive Appointments for July 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in July 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1694rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Wed, 1 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1694Inclusivity of the LGBTQIA Community on CampusIn this month’s interview, Andrew Hibel spoke to Tegra Myanna, assistant director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center at Macalester College and Travis Tucker, Jr., assistant director for leadership and LGBTQIA involvement for Campus Life at Washington University in St. Louis. They discuss their experiences working with LGBTQIA students, how to foster inclusivity and community on campus, and how to stay motivated in their roles.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1696rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1696The One Thing You Should Stop Telling Your CoworkersWhen you're asked "How are you?," how do you typically respond? The most common reply when swapping salutations with a coworker is that you’re “good,” because it impedes small talk, allowing you to quickly go on your way or get straight to the point in your conversation. "Busy” is also a frequent response. Though studies have shown that busyness can enhance your perceived status, telling others you're busy has a number of drawbacks.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1692rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1692It's about Employees' 'Work Identity,' Not Generation or Personality TypeClassifying employees by generation or personality type may not be the best way to engage them and maximize their productivity, according to Joey V. Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR LLC, who spoke at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. Instead, he recommends focusing on where an employee is in the life cycle of your organization and what you can do to help them stay engaged and move forward. He says employees fall into one of five work identities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1693rss@higheredjobs.com (Dana Wilkie, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1693How the PROSPER Act Could Negatively Impact LGBTQ StudentsAny day now, the House of Representatives could vote on the PROSPER Act, a bill that would overhaul key elements of higher education law. While it has gained plenty of opposition, few have commented on its potential impact on LGBTQ students. A scholar and college administrator predicts it could impact college accessibility for such students, create a path for more religious freedom exemptions, and discourage reports of sexual assault and harassment.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1691rss@higheredjobs.com (Timothy R. Bussey, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 25 Jul 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1691Managing Our Fears When Engaging in Difficult ConversationsHaving conversations to address work challenges, relationship difficulties, or other matters of mutual concern can be difficult. Fear is often present in these conversations and can interfere with our ability to communicate effectively due to "fight or flight" responses. In order to have productive conversations, focus on recognizing and acknowledging when fear is present and consider the following strategies for managing it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1690rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1690Confessions of a Liberal Arts “Bias” Residing in Technical Education Learning EnvironmentsRecently, there has been much debate in and outside of higher education regarding the value of a liberal arts education. After years of working in higher education, at both four-year and two-year institutions, Dr. Steve Tyrell has reached his own conclusion about the debate -- that it is largely misplaced. Even at community colleges that are focused on training students in trades, students are acquiring many of the knowledge competencies valued in a liberal arts education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1686rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Steve Tyrell)Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1686The First 25 Phone Calls a President Should Make the First Day on the JobYour days as a college or university president are sure to be hectic, diverse, challenging, interesting, and mixed with delight, humor, and occasional grace. In preparation, the authors of "Leading Colleges and Universities" say there are 25 phone calls and connections you need to make during your first day on the job. Among those 25 are calls to the local chief of police, fire chief, and editor of the local newspaper. Who else made the list?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1685&blog=23rss@higheredjobs.com (Gerald B. Kauvar, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Dr. E. Gordon Gee)Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1685&blog=23Are You Searching for a Job or Building a Career?Searching for a job and building a career are two very different tasks. Finding a job usually means finding acceptable work at a good salary or good work at an acceptable salary. Building a career implies an occupation or calling with a series of related assignments. Before you start any employment search, be sure to ask yourself which goal you're trying to achieve and adjust your strategies and tactics for landing acceptable employment accordingly.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1684rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1684Considering Race in College Admissions – 3 Questions AnsweredThe Trump administration recently announced that it will reverse several policy memos issued by the Obama administration which outline how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. Many higher education professionals worry that the reversal could hinder colleges and universities' diversity efforts, including Stella Flores, associate professor of higher education at New York University. She offers her insights on the likely effects of the change.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1682rss@higheredjobs.com (Stella M. Flores, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1682Five Reasons Why You Keep Getting RejectedWhen you're not getting invited for interviews or always coming in second place as a finalist, you may blame yourself, fate, or those stupid search committees who don’t know what they’re missing. However, before continuing your job search, take some time to reflect on why you may be getting rejected and how you can improve your chances of getting hired. Are any of these five factors hurting your job search?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1681rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 9 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1681Not Your Mother’s Diversity TrainingDr. Shai L. Butler, Chief Diversity Officer at the College of Saint Rose, is calling for new and improved ways to encourage conversation about race. The traditional model of bringing groups together for a few hours just to check the professional development box for the strategic plan or accrediting body won't cut it, she says. Truly breaking down systemic and individual racism calls for the creation of safe and brave spaces that invite all people to join the dialogue.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1680rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Fri, 6 Jul 2018 12:23:17 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1680Black Students, College Choice and HBCUs: Enrolling the Next GenerationIn past years, enrollment has been a concern for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). However, there was an increase in freshman student enrollment and substantial increases in enrollment for a small number of HBCUs in 2017, which inspired a conversation on Twitter about how to keep the momentum going. Suggestions include rethinking recruitment, enlisting the support of alumni to help meet enrollment goals, and illustrating HBCUs' uniquely safe and supportive environments.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1679rss@higheredjobs.com (Janelle L. Williams, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 4 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1679Executive Appointments for June 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in June 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1674rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 2 Jul 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1674How to Quell Job Search AnxietyJob searching can be an exciting project, but it's also stressful and can leave many of us feeling anxious. That's a natural feeling especially when you're interviewing and facing tough competition -- and when you really need the job. However, it's important not to let anxiety and negativity take control, which can zap your energy and sabotage your efforts. Consider the following strategies for reducing your stress and boosting your confidence during the search.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1678rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 2 Jul 2018 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1678Why Trump’s Proposal to Merge the Departments of Labor and Education Should FailThe Trump administration recently proposed a merger of the federal departments of Labor and Education, which reflects their narrow focus on building an "education-to-career pipeline." A scholar voices concerns shared by many higher education professionals -- that education goes far beyond workforce training and the proposal fails to recognize higher education for its role in helping young people broaden their thinking and preparing them to create a better world.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1677rss@higheredjobs.com (Nicholas Tampio, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 29 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1677Faculty and the Future of Higher EducationPoliticians and pundits often criticize faculty for being “liberal” and expensive, and complain that administrators aren't controlling costs, but reducing full-time tenure-track faculty and hiring more part-time faculty isn't a path to success, says a distinguished higher education leader. Faculty are central to the institution's mission, giving life to the programs that fulfill the campus purpose and nurturing in students a love of learning and a commitment to inquiry.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1672&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1672&blog=22Higher Education Employment Grows in Q4 2017 Reversing Last Year’s TrendAccording to the Higher Education Employment Report, published by HigherEdJobs, the total number of jobs in higher education increased during Q4 2017, which was opposite the trend from last year in Q4 2016. The number of job postings also increased, but saw weaker growth compared to Q4 2016, primarily due to a decline in part-time postings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1675rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:47:09 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1675How Understanding Personality Tendencies Can Help You in the WorkplaceIt's important to recognize and understand others’ personalities or tendencies, especially if you’re a manager or team leader. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Four Tendencies," explained at the SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition how understanding personality profiles can make you happier, more productive, and more effective. So what are the four tendencies and how can we use our knowledge of them to improve experiences in the workplace?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1666rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1666Limits on Chinese Graduate Student Visas May Protect U.S. Intellectual Property but Drive Away TalentThe Trump administration’s plans to restrict visas for Chinese students to curtail intellectual property theft may be necessary, but could also scare away talent and ultimately cause a drop in student enrollment, a U.S-China relations expert warns. In fact, the Chinese media is already fighting back. Instead of a blanket policy, such as a one-year visa, he suggests alternative methods of protecting U.S. intellectual property.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1665rss@higheredjobs.com (Jack Marr, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1665The Representation of Women of Color in the Higher Education WorkforceCUPA-HR's latest brief, Representation and Pay of Women of Color in the Higher Education Workforce, examines inequities and the daily experiences of women of color at work. Research shows that women of color are paid 67 cents on the dollar as compared to white men and are also underrepresented in higher education, specifically in higher-paying roles. The report also offers advice to institutions on how to address these inequities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1664rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1664Explaining Gaps in Employment and Frequent Job ChangesThere are many occasions when there may be discontinuity in one's chronological employment record, such as being laid off, caring for others, or simply quitting a job that was a bad fit. While these are all legitimate reasons, gaps in employment are generally perceived negatively by future employers. Rather than letting employers make assumptions about any gaps, it's best to explain them on your own terms in your application materials. Here's how.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1663rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1663New Tax Concerns for Non-Profits and Their Million-Dollar EmployeesWhat implications does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 have on public universities and other non-profits that recruit and retain employees who receive $1 million or more in annual compensation? Norah L. Jones, partner at Quarles & Brady, LLP, whose practice focuses on advising tax-exempt organizations, provides insights on what these organizations must consider now and in the future as a result of this new law.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1662rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1662How to Recognize and Escape a Toxic WorkplaceAre you in a toxic work environment? In contrast to healthy professional environments, where culture is often focused on upholding ethics and standards, the culture at toxic workplaces centers around the dysfunction and abusive climate that exists there. Here are some red flags to look for when identifying whether you're in a toxic environment, as well as tips for encouraging culture change in the workplace.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1661rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1661HSI Increases Reflect Growing Student Enrollment, MatriculationNew data analysis from Excelencia in Education and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) reveals that Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are on the rise around the country, including in states you may not have expected. The growing number of institutions earning this HSI designation indicates that Hispanic student enrollment is growing. Both organizations expect to see continued growth in enrollment and the number of institutions meeting the 25-percent HSI-threshold.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1660rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1660With Federal Funding for Science on the Decline, What’s the Role of a Profit Motive in Research?Money always seems tight for university scientists, and federal funding for research continues to dwindle, leaving scientists to turn to industry funding. Some say that partnerships between academia and industry are sensible, while critics argue that introducing a profit motive in science could result in bias and conflicts of interest. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see what scientists think about funding sources and profit motives for research.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1659rss@higheredjobs.com (David R. Johnson, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1659Mastering the Art of Strategic Planning for Your InstitutionAmong a university board's most important responsibilities is overseeing a strategic plan to help guide the institution. With that comes setting goals, upholding the school's mission, outlining principles for decision-making, and monitoring progress. For both new and seasoned board members, here are some helpful tips, including how to implement useful metrics, best practices for board meetings and retreats, and tips for succession planning.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1657&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Fri, 8 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1657&blog=22Considering a Job Change? Know When to Repot, Jump, or Flip a CoinJohn Gardner originally introduced the idea of repotting in 1963, a career philosophy that professionals, after reaching a certain level of achievement, should change occupations every 10 years to stay relevant, engaged, and innovative. Fortunately, there are many ways to repot in higher education, including ways that you can refresh your role or routine at your current institution. But how do you decide if it's time to repot or make a career jump?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1655rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 6 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1655How the U.S. Benefits When It Educates Future World LeadersAs the number of international students studying in the United States declines, it doesn't just impact the economy. According to a pair of international education scholars, the nation's "soft power" -- that is, its ability to persuade others to do what it wants without force or coercion -- also diminishes. The personal experiences that international students have at American colleges and universities are key if we want to shape and influence future leaders of the world.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1652rss@higheredjobs.com (Nathan Urban & Ariel C. Armony, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 4 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1652One Stop Centers Seeing Renewed Interest from InstitutionsOne stop centers, once a model employed by many institutions in the 1990s, are making a comeback. The idea is to combine the functions of several offices -- such as admissions, registrar, financial aid, and bursar -- under one roof. Although this doesn't create a huge cost savings for institutions or reduction in personnel, it does increase student satisfaction, and could ultimately lead to better graduation and retention rates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1651rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Fri, 1 Jun 2018 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1651Executive Appointments for May 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in May 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1647rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 1 Jun 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1647How Washington Creates Higher Education PolicyWith every new administration, there are changes in higher education policy. Understanding higher education policy at the federal level is crucial for universities looking to predict how new legislation may impact their faculty, staff, and students. In this month’s interview Lauren Maddox, senior policy advisor at Holland & Knight, discusses her work on governmental higher education policy, recent policy developments, and advice for higher ed professionals moving forward.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1650rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 30 May 2018 11:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1650Want to Really Get to Know Your Candidates? Interview for Emotional IntelligenceThere are many mechanisms that job applicants can use to fool hiring managers, so employers have to be on their guard and screen applicants effectively to avoid being duped. One way to do this is to ask behavior-based interview questions. These questions will reveal a candidate's emotional intelligence (EQ) and serve as a predictor of future behavior and performance. Here's a look at key behavioral interview questions that can help you evaluate candidates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1649rss@higheredjobs.com (Erin Patton, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 30 May 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1649Profanity at Work – Does Context Matter?Does context matter when using the F-word and other profanity at work? Is it ever acceptable? Arguments have been made and some studies suggest that cursing can have positive benefits, such as creating greater intimacy, bonding, and sense of belonging among colleagues. Let's explore that argument and take a closer look at when, how, and where profanity may be appropriate, or at least not inappropriate, in professional settings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1644rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 25 May 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=16445 Top Capital Campaign Tips the Campus Community Needs to KnowCapital campaigns can be time-consuming and overwhelming. A successful campaign requires a clear objective, a cohesive course of action, and collaboration across the campus community. While chief development officers may take the lead on capital campaigns, an understanding of the work involved in successful fundraising is beneficial for anyone in higher education. Here are five tips about campaigns that could prove helpful to faculty, staff, the campus community, and board members.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1643rss@higheredjobs.com (Sophie W. Penney, Ph.D.)Wed, 23 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1643Packaging and Presenting One's Skills Effectively on PaperA good product package catches one’s eye and previews what is contained inside. This applies to application materials too. In addition to the content of your resume/CV, how you present your qualifications can impact whether or not you come across as a competitive candidate for a position. It's important to have forethought about what information is presented, determine the best way to categorize your experiences, and then compare that to what is required for targeted openings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1638rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 21 May 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1638Mastering the Communication Process to Support Understanding and Avoid ConfusionCommunicating effectively is critical for leaders, especially when your message challenges the recipient and may be difficult to hear. Doing this well means avoiding confusion and working through any potential misunderstandings efficiently. You must do your part in the message/feedback loop, explaining your message clearly and providing every opportunity for the other person to do the same. Consider the following tips for avoiding communication confusion.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1624rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 21 May 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1624Don’t Expect Professors to Get Fired When They Say Something You Don’t LikeDespite the demands for public university professors who utter offensive things to be fired, they enjoy free speech protection. In contrast, private employers, including a private college, can fire someone over something they say without any constitutional violation. Here's a closer look at the history behind free speech in relation to colleges and universities and why you can't expect a professor to be fired just because they say something you don't like.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1636rss@higheredjobs.com (David Jadon & Frank LoMonte, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 18 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1636Employment Growth in Higher EducationAccording to the 2018 Professionals in Higher Education Survey by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), some higher education professions are growing more quickly than others. The survey reveals key facts, such as the professional areas with the most positions, the average salary increase over the past year, statistics on the diversity in research positions, and more.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1637rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 16 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1637What It Takes to Lead a College or UniversityProblems in campus governance and leadership are often the result of a disconnect between how campus presidents view their role and what's expected of them. Colleges and universities benefit most from presidents who accept their role as an educator, the keeper of the institution’s mission and legacy for transformational teaching. Successful presidents also exercise four crucial elements of leadership: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1606&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Wed, 16 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1606&blog=22How to Regroup after a Job Loss or RejectionThe way you handle rejection or a job loss can be a deciding factor in your career success and how quickly you're able to bounce back. You may be inclined to dive right back into a job search, but it's important to allow yourself time for reflection, planning, and exploration. It can be a transformative time in your career, especially if you practice some of the following exercises to buoy your outlook before diving back into the job hunt.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1628rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 14 May 2018 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1628When College Tuition Goes Up, Campus Diversity Goes DownAffordability isn't the only concern when it comes to the rising cost of college tuition. Researchers have found that whenever tuition rises at nonselective four-year colleges and universities, racial and ethnic diversity within the student body declines. As a result, students have a lesser chance of attending college with someone from a different racial or ethnic background -- and a less rich academic experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1625rss@higheredjobs.com (Drew Allen & Gregory C. Wolniak, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 11 May 2018 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1625“You Don’t Look Like a Professor”Unfortunately, experiencing microaggressions is nothing new. Microaggressions are “subtle and stunning” assaults people of color encounter based on their race. Dr. Nichole Margarita Garcia describes her own past experiences with microaggressions, how she deals with the pain that inevitably follows such interactions, and how she intends to help others with similar experiences through her work and research.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1622rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Nichole Margarita Garcia, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 9 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1622The Secret to LikabilityHoning your emotional intelligence (EQ) is important in the professional world, especially for those in leadership roles. Those with high EQ are often more likable due to their ability to connect with others and make them feel valued. While some may naturally have a higher EQ, it's a skillset anyone can learn and practice. It's about deferring the spotlight from oneself, being in tune with others, and fostering authentic connections.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1621rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 7 May 2018 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=16213 Vital Ways to Measure How Much a University Education is WorthThe past several years have seen increased calls for colleges and universities to demonstrate their value to students, families and taxpayers. How exactly can a would-be student or a tax-paying citizen decide the value of a given university or degree? Many tools have been developed to help determine this value, but the presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three additional ways.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1618rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark S. Schlissel, Michael H. Schill, & Michael V. Drake, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 4 May 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1618Executive Appointments for April 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in April 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1611rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Tue, 1 May 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1611Overcoming the UnexpectedIt's common for people to go through shock when facing the loss of a job, restructuring of positions, or other unplanned career transitions. With the changing state of the economy and higher education, major shifts are taking place in academia -- and although many of them are positive, forward thinking, and opportunistic, the consequences of these changes may result in profound loss and confusion. The following tips can help you work through the unexpected with resiliency and strength.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1610rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane Walsh)Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1610Being a Female Leader and Role Model in AcademiaFemale representation in higher education leadership is growing. In this month’s interview, Kelly Cherwin spoke to Dr. Felecia Commodore, assistant professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Old Dominion University and Dr. Mamta Accapadi, vice president for student affairs at Rollins College. They discuss their professional backgrounds, leading as women of color in higher education, and building professional connections.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1615rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1615Get Ahead of the Curve and Be Transparent about Salary InformationA big change happening right now is revealing a job's pay early in the interview process, and human resources should be at the front of this wave. These days, many states have passed legislation banning employers from asking candidates about past or current salary, and salary data is easily accessible online. Hiring managers can get ahead of the curve by being transparent about compensation early in the interview process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1614rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 27 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1614Short Tenures and Stagnant Pay for Top Higher Education AdministratorsAccording to the 2018 Administrators in Higher Education Survey conducted by CUPA-HR, top higher education administrators have fairly short tenures, possibly due to a lack of long-term salary growth. Those with many years in a position aren't experiencing significantly increased salaries, which may explain why the median tenure is so short. The report also reveals highest and lowest paid deans and information about minority representation in higher education administration.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1609rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:24:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1609The Business Model of Higher EducationConversations about the “business” or economic models of colleges and universities are often in the news. Politicians and pundits rail against increases in tuition and the slow pace in adopting technology to reduce personnel costs. Meanwhile, defenders of higher education complain about the imposition of corporate models of governance and evaluation methods on academic institutions and point to the damaging effects of reductions in state funding, often as a consequence of tax cuts. Let's take a closer look at both sides.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1607&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1607&blog=22We Regret to Inform You…Rejection is all too familiar in academia. We get rejected from fellowships, grants, academic journals and full-time jobs. At times, we do not even receive a rejection letter or email and are left to our own thoughts in the abyss of silence. With each rejection, we ask if we're not good enough and what we could have done better. Instead, a postdoctoral research fellow recommends seeking out support and creating an environment that endorses community learning and care.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1602rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Nichole Margarita Garcia, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1602How to Revive Dying Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities in the United StatesWhat does it really take to keep a small or midsize academic institution open? The news in the past year -- including Sweet Briar College's close call with closure, Wheelock College's merger with Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts' acquisition of Mount Ida -- reminds us that innovative solutions are needed to keep a college relevant. Presidents, especially those leading small liberal arts colleges, must demonstrate courage and the ability to think outside the box.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1600rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Alex Parnia)Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1600Matching Your Skills with the Job's Requirements is a MustA failure to translate one's qualifications into terms that are meaningful to hiring committees can eliminate one from being invited to a first interview or subsequent rounds. The primary responsibility of a job seeker is to bridge the communication and understanding divide between what a position requires and what they have to offer, leaving no doubt that they are a viable candidate for a given position. Here’s a look at three tips for bridging the divide.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1597rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1597Aim for RetentionInstitutions of higher education can be thrilling places to work, but as is the case with all industries, job dissatisfaction can fester when staff members feel boxed in. Ultimately, this can lead to turnover, which typically costs 21 percent of the annual salary associated with the position. So how do you keep employees happy, engaged, and ensconced in their roles?Consider these three strategies to promote employee retention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1596rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1596Avoiding Implicit Messages That Turn Job Candidates OffAs hiring managers and search committees, we seek job candidates who present themselves well, but are we as attentive to how we're presenting ourselves to job candidates? It's important to remember that we're being evaluated as well -- and to ensure we're not sending any unintended messages that tell candidates we don’t take them seriously or aren’t as inclusive, diverse, and welcoming as our mission statements claim.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1593rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1593Why Double-Majors Might Beat You Out of a JobNew research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. They tend to be more innovative than the average student -- almost three times higher than any other major, including business, engineering and math/statistics. Employers don't just look for good grades -- they seek innovators, meaning that double majors have an edge in today's competitive job market. Colleges and universities may need to consider alternative strategies to help their graduates compete.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1595rss@higheredjobs.com (Matthew J. Mayhew and Benjamin S. Selznick, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1595Colleges Must Confront Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Head OnStatistics on sexual assault and harassment on campus demonstrate the need for change. Recently, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation to hold campus leaders accountable for sexual abuse that happens on their watch, but a group of researchers argues that colleges and universities can be doing more to rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment. They outline key strategies for ensuring the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1588rss@higheredjobs.com (Tricia Serio, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1588A Dual Book Review - Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America andHigher Education and Silicon Valley: Connected but ConflictedColleges and universities are a central part of our culture in the United States. How they ‘fit into’ their communities -- physically and metaphysically -- are becoming major points of scholarly, political, and economic examinations. Two new texts provide the opportunity to reflect upon the perceptions and realities of higher education institutions from both historical and present-day perspectives.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1589rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Mon, 9 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1589Howard University Student Protest: 3 Questions AnsweredIn the wake of an alleged financial aid scam, the student protest over conditions at Howard University continues, now on its seventh day. Students are currently occupying the administration building in protest of issues that range from lack of housing to indifference to sexual assault on campus to financial malfeasance. A scholar weighs in on what this fallout means for the university and other historically black colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1592rss@higheredjobs.com (Marybeth Gasman, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 6 Apr 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1592Orientation to Board ServiceThe quantity of information required for a thorough trustee orientation is such that a one-time meeting is not sufficient. Orientation should be a continuing process that includes briefings with university officers and other key contributors, relevant reading material, and discussions about the institution's mission and the population it serves. This brief guide outlines specific topics to cover and information to provide in order to properly prepare a new board member to serve the institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1581&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Wed, 4 Apr 2018 05:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1581&blog=22Executive Appointments for March 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in March 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1584rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Mon, 2 Apr 2018 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1584Inspired Higher Ed Professionals Need a Story That Answers ‘Why?’When asked about work, higher education professionals tend to respond with a bullet-pointed list of "how" and "what." Although our wells of inspiration may have dried up as we've advance in our careers, it's important to remember why we work in higher education, especially if we're to influence students, co-workers, or a hiring committee. As author Simon Sinek repeated in his popular TED Talk, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1582rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 2 Apr 2018 05:41:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1582Higher Education Employment Growth Slows in Q3 2017Higher education employment increased 0.3 percent, or roughly 10,200 jobs, during the third quarter of 2017. This was the one of the smallest third quarter increases in higher education jobs in ten years. Much of this increase can be attributed to a growth in jobs at private colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1585rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:48:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1585How to Handle the Overly Chatty Co-WorkerBuilding relationships is critical for success at work, but it's important that employees balance their socializing with the needs of others in the workplace who might be distracted by too much conversation, or who find it unnecessary and irritating. The overly chatty co-worker is among the leading culprits for lack of workplace productivity. Consider these tips and suggestions when addressing concerns about a talkative employee.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1573rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Frye, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1573Webcast: How to Launch a Successful Job SearchLaunching a successful job search in academe requires planning, research, and document preparation. During this webcast, Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR explains the four-step process that virtually ensures that you will land a promising opportunity in a more efficient, effective, and timely manner.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1576rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:23:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1576Tips for Transitioning into Higher EdBreaking into higher education from the business or for-profit sector is possible, but it often requires some extra work on your part to market yourself and prove you're a good fit for higher education and the specific institution. Dr. Stacy J. Adkinson, president and chief academic officer at CapEd, shares tips on how best to prepare and market yourself in order to land a job in higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1572rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1572Why Colleges Must Fight the Wage GapWhile it took more than 130 years for the United States to give women the right to vote, the country is going on 230 years without fair pay for women. How can colleges and universities help? By setting an example of just treatment toward female employees and creating general education courses that empower female students to fight for their rights in the workplace, colleges can be the change agent for gender equality in America.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1571rss@higheredjobs.com (Elizabeth Todd Byron, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1571Just Competing in March Madness is a Fundraising Win for the SchoolsTaking part in the NCAA men’s basketball championship, better known as March Madness, can result in a bump in donations. Behavioral economists say that seeing a favorite team compete can instill a warm glow that may move fans and alumni to open their wallets. These gifts range in size, but they tend to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1570rss@higheredjobs.com (Brad Humphreys, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1570Perish Not Publish? New Study Quantifies the Lack of Female Authors in Scientific JournalsA new study reveals that women are seriously underrepresented when it comes to publishing in scientific journals. Although the study doesn't explain the disparity between male and female authors, other evidence over the years suggests a gender bias in the publishing pipeline. The researchers who conducted the study say journals must be held accountable for ensuring equity: encouraging women to submit, ensuring fair reviews, and enforcing equity in the editorial process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1562rss@higheredjobs.com (Ione Fine and Alicia Shen, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1562Quiet Please! Valuing the Sound of SilenceAs we develop as communicators and leaders, we tend to focus on our verbal communication and often overlook the value of silence. In fact, many find silence excruciating, but it can be a powerful tool. When practiced, moments of silence can provide opportunities to refocus on the task at hand, gather more thoughtful responses, and even alleviate tension or conflict. This may not come naturally, though. So how can you use moments of silence effectively?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1566rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1566Preparing Your References for Your Job Search"Can you remind me why you are so great, again?" If you receive a similar request from a former manager or colleague you've asked to be a reference, don't be offended. Your achievements may not be top of mind for them, especially if you haven't worked together in years. Instead, help them prepare to give you a good reference by reminding them of former duties and notable achievements, sharing your resume or CV, and filling them in on the desired job.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1563rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1563Composing the BoardThere are many things to keep in mind when assembling a university board. Trustees must be trained in the complexities of higher education governance, financing, quality controls, government regulations and legal requirements, and other issues if they are to be effective in their roles. It's also critical that they have an understanding of the institution's history, mission, and purpose, as well as the students it serves. Here's a closer look at best practices in board composition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1565&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1565&blog=22DeVos and the Limits of the Education Reform MovementFor years, education reform has left donors, politicians, and policymakers of all stripes with an underwhelming track record. Much of the disappointment can be attributed to one-size-fits-all programs that simply don't work across all schools and a cycle of over-promising and failing to deliver results. However, despite school reform efforts persistently getting lackluster results, the enthusiasm for it hasn't waned.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1564rss@higheredjobs.com (Jack Schneider, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:26:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1564Should You Design Your Own Higher Ed Job?Do you have unanswered occupational callings? If so, you may want to consider "job crafting," which is the process of redesigning your job to better suit your strengths and interests. Although there may be challenges along the way, this doesn’t require chartering a new institution, leaving your current school, or even changing your job title. Instead, you can redesign your job through task crafting, relational crafting, and/or cognitive crafting.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1558rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1558The PROSPER Act’s Impact on Higher EducationThe Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization could have a significant impact on colleges and universities and their students. The bill introduced by House representatives is called the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform, or PROSPER, Act. It is still awaiting consideration, but if passed into law, potential impacts include expanded partnerships between higher education and industry, Pell Grant bonuses, and significantly fewer student loan repayment options.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1554rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 7 Mar 2018 04:39:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1554How to Avoid Asking Inappropriate Interview Questions: Employer’s GuideBefore going to an interview, job seekers are often warned to guard themselves against illegal and inappropriate questions. What if instead employers avoided Catch-22 scenarios that forced job seekers to either answer such inquiries or avoid doing so at the risk of being excluded from further consideration? To ensure only appropriate and legal inquiries take place during interviews, hiring managers and search committee members should consider the tips in this employer's guide.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1552rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1552Paying It Forward... Mentoring across Lines of DifferenceIt was 1996 when Dr. Shai L. Butler was asked to join a women's group on campus. It was a life-changing moment and ever since that day, she's been working across lines of difference for the benefit of gaining a deeper understanding between individuals. She encourages others to take a chance and reach out to mentor people who are different from themselves -- to contribute to the gradual evolution of a better society.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1550rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Shai L. Butler)Fri, 2 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1550Executive Appointments for February 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in February 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1548rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1548Financially Independent Students: The “New Majority” in CollegeAccording to new research released by the Institute For Women’s Policy Research, a new majority of college students are more financially independent than students in previous years, particularly women and students of color. The report compares the higher education experience and performance of these students to that of their dependent peers. It also highlights specific challenges these students face as they strive to complete their degrees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1546rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1546Employers Risk Driving New Hires Away with Poor OnboardingAccording to a recent study, onboarding -- the process in which new hires are integrated into the organization -- is a missed opportunity for most employers. Poor onboarding practices often lead to lower productivity, lower employee engagement, and higher employee turnover. Experts recommend engaging employees as soon as they accept your offer, having them complete paperwork prior to their first day, and extending your onboarding program to ensure new employees have adequate support.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1549rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Maurer, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1549Creating Effective BoardsProblems in university governance and leadership are in the news frequently and often are the result of how campus trustees and presidents think about the alignment of institutional mission and goals with strategies and rewards. In "How University Boards Work," I discuss why I think these four elements -- mission, goals, strategies, and rewards -- should be aligned more closely. Here's a look at how to achieve this alignment and assemble an effective board.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1535&blog=22rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert A. Scott)Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1535&blog=22Blending Two Cultures in Our ClassroomsThe greatest challenges in business aren't in coding. They're in managing the psychological, philosophical, and anthropological impacts that technology has on individuals and society. Colleges and universities need to prepare students for a changing world, one in which they need technical literacy, but also one in which they need strong values. A well-rounded education that truly prepares students will need to blend STEM and the liberal arts.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1542&blog=21rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Hartley)Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:45:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1542&blog=21Five Ways Cognitive Crafting Prepares You for an InterviewAlthough resumes and CVs are key to landing interviews, hiring decisions often come from the subjective way candidates craft a convincing case for their hiring. Rather than recite your resume/CV in an interview, you must interpret who you are beyond what’s on that sheet of paper and how you fit into the role beyond just fulfilling the job requirements. Here are five ways to practice cognitive crafting before an interview so you can best describe yourself, tell your story, and get hired.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1540rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=15401 in 5 College Students Have Anxiety or Depression. Here’s WhyResearch shows that anxiety or depression affects nearly 1 in 5 university students. In fact, according to the latest Center for Collegiate Mental Health report, they are the top reasons college students seek counseling. So why are these mental health disorders so prevalent in today's college students? A professor of psychiatry and practicing psychiatrist lists a variety of factors behind the trend and explains how colleges and universities can provide support for students at risk.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1541rss@higheredjobs.com (David Rosenberg, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1541How to Perform Well When Interviewers Ask Bad QuestionsWhen it comes to conducting interviews, some search committees ask deep, insightful, and probing questions, while others ask recycled and seemingly random, unrelated questions. Poor questions have telltale signs such as being too long, having too many parts, and leaving too much room for interpretation. When responding to one of these difficult, awkward, or generic questions, there are several helpful tips to keep in mind so you can make a favorable impression.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1538rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1538Life in a Post-Tenure World:Next Steps on Your Academic JourneySo, the months and years of working have culminated in the much-sought academic pinnacle -- tenure. Now, of course, you know that your work is not done! You probably received plenty of advice and mentoring on your path to tenure, but the fountain of advice for the next part of your academic journey -- surprisingly -- may not flow so freely. Here are some suggestions for next steps in a post-tenure world and how you can lend a hand to your pre-tenured colleagues.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1537rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1537Does College Turn People into Liberals?Conservative activists have claimed that universities brainwash students and indoctrinate them into believing a liberal ideology, but according to research, it appears as though the first year of college is doing what it should -- exposing students to experiences that teach them how to think rather than what to think. In fact, a new study reveals that students gain more appreciation for both liberal and conservative views during their freshman year.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1531rss@higheredjobs.com (M. J. Mayhew, A. N. Rockenbach, B. S. Selznick & J. L. Zagorsky from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1531Strategies to Support College Students with Learning DisabilitiesWhile high school students with learning disabilities can rely on school staff to help them acquire support, post-secondary students often face the challenge of self-advocating in order to secure resources. Both faculty and administrators play a critical role in building awareness of available resources and helping students acquire the support servicesthey need. Here are some strategies to consider to ensure students with learning disabilities have equal opportunities to succeed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1532rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 8 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1532How to Improve Your Communication Skills Before Your Next InterviewNo matter what type of position you're interviewing for in the higher education field, it's important to communicate clearly during one-on-one interviews, at meals, with campus administrators, and during all other interactions throughout the interview process. In fact, effective verbal communication is one of the most sought-after skills by employers these days. So how can you practice and enhance this critical skill in advance of your next big interview?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1527rss@higheredjobs.com (Allison B. Coffin, Ph.D.)Tue, 6 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1527Why You Should Focus on Your Strengths Instead of WeaknessesEveryone has strengths and weaknesses. For many of us, especially higher education professionals, our instinct is to analyze what’s wrong and make corrections. But for our own development, this can be a waste of time. Instead, using our strengths, which comes naturally, results in a more efficient process and a more polished product. Knowing your strengths can also help you stand out in an interview, giving you the confidence and self-assuredness you need to land a job.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1518rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 2 Feb 2018 03:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1518Executive Appointments for January 2018The following higher education appointments were announced in January 2018.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1522rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Thu, 1 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1522Protecting the First Amendment While Fostering Civility on CampusColleges and universities are facing competing pressures from those who demand unadulterated free speech on campus and those who believe speech must be limited to foster an inclusive campus culture. In the face of this pressure, many college administrators have struggled to find a balance between free speech and civility. In this month’s interview, Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA, shares his thoughts on recent free speech controversies and employment in student affairs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1519rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1519Refresh Your Career Marketing for 2018With the start of the new year comes the opportunity to update, refresh, and modernize your resume, LinkedIn profile, and job-search letters. Whether you're actively looking for a new job or just want to be prepared in case a great opportunity presents itself, having up-to-date career marketing communications is essential. Not sure where to start? The following guide provides a step-by-step approach to efficiently make important updates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1516rss@higheredjobs.com (Wendy Enelow, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Mon, 29 Jan 2018 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1516More Community Colleges Are Hiring Chief Diversity OfficersFollowing the model of four-year institutions, community colleges across the country are hiring chief diversity officers (CDOs) at increasing rates in response to growing numbers of students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students. While this growth indicates a step in the right direction, CDOs still face many challenges in their efforts to create cultural change. So, what are the current obstacles and how are CDOs working to overcome them?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1515rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:22:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1515Soft Skills at the Center of Hard ProblemsIn today’s more algorithmic world there is an assumption that technology skills will reign supreme. While it's undoubtedly true that we must become conversant in technology, it’s presumptuous to believe that this will supersede or replace our need for soft skills. Counter-intuitively, it is the soft skills that matter in solving the hardest problems. As technology replaces the more routine aspects of our work, the fundamental human skills of collaboration, communication, empathy, and adaptability will rise to the forefront.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1513&blog=21rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Hartley)Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1513&blog=21DeVos Speech Shows Contempt for the Agency She HeadsUS Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's anti-Washington rhetoric at the American Enterprise Institute on Jan. 16 represents a radical departure from that of previous education secretaries. By positioning herself on the outside -- outside of Washington, outside of the education’s community of experts, outside of education politics as usual -- Secretary DeVos has succeeded in distinguishing herself from her predecessors. However, she has also positioned herself as one of the Department of Education’s strongest critics.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1514rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark Hlavacik, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:17:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1514Research, Rehearse, and Write It Down: Managing Interview AnxietyInterview anxiety is a phenomenon that plagues us all. How can one overcome the natural nervousness that comes from sitting before an interview panel while a half-dozen potential colleagues scrutinize your every word looking for reasons to knock you out of the running for that coveted position? The key to interview success shares some humor and an acronym with the foundational elements of literacy. Instead of reading, writing, and arithmetic, job search candidates are advised to research, rehearse, and write it down.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1506rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1506A Model for Talking about Culturally Sensitive and Controversial Topics at WorkIn <a href=https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1481>Talking about Controversial Topics at Work</a>, I discussed parameters for higher education employers and managers to consider for engaging employees in necessary, though difficult, conversations on culturally sensitive and controversial topics. I noted the importance of fostering an environment where employees may engage in such conversations, as appropriate to their work settings. Here's a closer look at how to facilitate such conversations in a safe learning environment and why they're more effective than traditional diversity training.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1507rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:15:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1507Faculty Professional Development: Beyond Conference AttendanceFaculty at accredited colleges and universities are required to engage in professional development on an annual basis, yet institutional quarterly and annual reports often reveal that the majority of what is referenced as faculty professional development is recorded as conference attendance. While attendance at conferences will remain key in the disciplines for years to come, it is only one means of professional development. So what other innovative approaches can institutions take to cost-effective and results-driven faculty professional development?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1509rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1509The Scourge of Unanswered Emails: Tips to Enhance Your ProfessionalismWhat message do we send when we fail to respond in a timely manner to emails from colleagues, co-workers, acquaintances, and others? You don’t have to risk negative perceptions about your professionalism just because email senders make requests and demands that you are not able to quickly address. Here's a look at how to be upfront and transparent about your abilities and limitations in responding to email instead of leaving senders guessing with your non-response.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1508rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1508More Colleges Than Ever Have Test-Optional Admissions Policies — and That’s a Good ThingBack in the 1980s, nearly every college required applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, but attitudes toward test scores have changed since then. On Jan. 10, FairTest, a Boston-based organization that has been pushing back against America’s testing regime since 1985, announced that the number of colleges that are test-optional has now surpassed 1,000. Instead, many colleges and universities are using high school grades as a primary predictor of college academic performance.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1501rss@higheredjobs.com (Joseph Soares, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:16:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1501When Tragedy Strikes: A Protocol for Responding to the Loss of a StudentThe untimely death of any young person is a tragedy unlike any other. But on a college campus where most activities are pursued in the interest of preparing students for lives of achievement and significance, a student death has an especially jarring impact. Responding to such a loss frequently falls to staff in the Student Affairs division. If you are in a position to which this duty may fall, this guide may help prepare you for the most difficult task you'll face.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1499rss@higheredjobs.com (Bruce Harshbarger)Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1499Use Your Wit to Engage Your StudentsEarning a role at the head of a college classroom, is a tremendous accomplishment -- one that only stands to be furthered by positive interactions with your students. If you engage your students, your experience and theirs is likely to be more comfortable and productive. One way to engage them is to invite humor into your instructional routine. The key is to buy into the idea that humor is important in the classroom, to recognize how it can serve your learning community, and then to tap into the humor that’s already part of your personality.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1498rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 8 Jan 2018 05:39:05 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1498Top HigherEdJobs Stories of 2017The stories published on HigherEdJobs in 2017 had a powerful impact on readers. The most popular articles garnered thousands of views and sparked lively discussion around a variety of issues related to higher education careers. These high-impact articles fell into the categories of job searching, career development, faculty and teaching, and higher education news and trends. 2017 also had standout blog posts by our Authors-in-Residence and popular Higher Ed Careers interviews. So, what articles made the “Best of 2017" list?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1493rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 3 Jan 2018 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1493Executive Appointments for December 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in December 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1496rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:08:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1496Higher Education Employment Increases in Q2 2017 But Not at Community CollegesEmployment in higher education increased 0.8 percent, or roughly 29,900 jobs, during the second quarter of 2017, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs. This was the largest second quarter increase since Q2 2012 when it increased by essentially the same amount.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1494rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:17:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1494Report: Most Institutions Restrict Speech Protected by First AmendmentA new Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) report on the climate of free speech on college and university campuses reveals that despite 10 years of free speech victories in higher education, a majority of American institutions still restrict protected speech to a certain degree. Just 37 institutions received FIRE's highest rating, indicating that their policies do not “seriously imperil” speech or there are no known threats to students’ First Amendment rights at the campus.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1487rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 28 Dec 2017 03:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1487You’re Not Going to Get Accepted into a Top University on Merit AloneStudents and government officials alike hope Harvard's admission files will yield clues about who gets in and why, but a Harvard researcher says their efforts will be in vain. She says both are unlikely to turn up any evidence of why some applicants make the cut and others don’t because their inquiries rest on the faulty assumptions of how admissions decisions are made.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1486rss@higheredjobs.com (Natasha Warikoo, from <a href=https://theconversation.com/us>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1486What Candidates Need to Know about Applicant Tracking SystemsMany colleges and universities use applicant tracking systems in their recruitment and hiring efforts. Understanding these systems is critical for hiring committees as well as for job seekers. In this month’s interview Heather Murray, director of Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education at PeopleAdmin, discusses the role of applicant tracking systems, how job seekers can best utilize these systems, and her work with PeopleAdmin.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1484rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=14845 Ways the Proposed PROSPER Act Could Impact StudentsFor the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act -- the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions. The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform, or PROSPER Act would change the way student financial aid is doled out and how student loans are paid back. Here's a closer look at the proposed legislation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1483rss@higheredjobs.com (Dennis A. Kramer II and Christopher R. Marsicano, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1483Talking about Controversial Topics at WorkYou’ve heard the maxim: Never talk about politics and religion at work -- or racial tensions, Islamophobia, immigration, climate change, abortion, gun control, or any number of other controversial topics. However, without outlets for employees to engage in these conversations free from fear of adverse employment consequences, colleges and universities belie their commitments to developing a diverse, multicultural, and culturally competent workforce. Here's a look at the parameters to keep in mind when managing employee engagement in speech on controversial topics.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1481rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1481How to Correctly Answer the Most Important Interview QuestionIn nearly every interview, candidates are asked one of two questions that are intended to ascertain the most important information -- whether you truly want to work at the institution, on the work that is available, and are willing and able to work in a way that is consistent with the organization’s culture. The first version of the question is, “Tell us a little bit about you.” The second version is, “Why do you want this particular job?”So, how can you answer these questions correctly?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1479rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1479A Professor’s Report Card: End of Semester Self-Assessment as New FacultyAs a new faculty member who's just completed their first semester, you have a lot to celebrate. However, as you prepare to submit final grades and departmental-required reports, don't forget to take the opportunity to evaluate your performance and identify areas for improvement. Self-assessment early in your career is critical for success. Here's a look at the questions you need to ask yourself for an effective self-assessment.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1482rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1482Transitioning to a New Job: A Guide for IntrovertsCongratulations! Securing a new position is the end result of plenty of hard work. However, there's still more to be done. You've completed the interview process, negotiated a salary, accepted an offer, and resigned from your previous position, but now you're faced with the onboarding process, which is often a taxing experience, especially for introverts. So, what tips and tricks can help you navigate this transition, creating the boundaries you need to thrive?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1477rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1477The Future of the Pell Grants and the Potential Effects to the Federal Aid SystemPell Grants, the primary source of federal aid for U.S. students, may be facing a $2.6 billion cut from the reserve funds, which would destabilize the long-term strength of the program. Representatives from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) are urging lawmakers to preserve Pell Grant reserve funds, which are in place to protect students in the event that the program faces a funding shortfall.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1476rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:56:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1476Luxury Student Housing’s Heyday Has PassedLuxury student housing may not appeal to Gen Z the way it lured millennials. This generation is already proving to be much different -- quite possibly to the detriment of luxury student housing. Colleges and universities will have to rethink their housing options and their marketing strategies to attract members of Gen Z, who are showing an affinity for old dorms with opportunity for personalization.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1474rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Steimer, from <a href='https://www.ama.org'>The American Marketing Association</a>)Thu, 7 Dec 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1474Jumpstart Your Job Search Over the HolidaysIf you currently work in higher education or wish to be, the winter holidays are an optimal time to look for your next job opportunity and prepare your submissions -- especially when you need a break from all the seasonal commotion. Here are a few ways you can jumpstart your job search over the holiday break. If you invest some time in applying, networking, and honing your interview skills, you may find yourself a lot busier during the interviewing season.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1464rss@higheredjobs.com (Bruce Harshbarger)Wed, 6 Dec 2017 03:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1464Why the Liberal Arts are Important in Our Techie WorldEvery day there is a flurry of media coverage about machine automation and the latest industry to be taken over by artificial intelligence (AI). But how credible and imminent are these threats? What impact will AI really have on the workforce? Scott Hartley explains how AI and humans can work together -- and why training in both liberal arts and technical literacy will be critical.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1468&blog=21rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Hartley)Mon, 4 Dec 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1468&blog=21Executive Appointments for November 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in November 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1467rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 1 Dec 2017 03:15:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1467A College without Departments or Majors:Making Inquiry-Based Learning WorkBennington College is leading the way in inquiry-based learning, a process based on the belief that the deepest and most meaningful learning stems from and is driven by a student’s individual curiosity. Students design, curate, and build their own education. In this month’s interview, Dr. Isabel Roche shares her thoughts on inquiry-based learning, how it works at Bennington, and its effects on students, faculty, and the community.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1469rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:01:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1469Workplace Sexual Harassment: Me Too or Not Us?Sexual harassment cuts across all professional industries, as validated by the recent "me too" campaign. Incidents can be found in politics, law, education, corporate and blue-collar America, and Hollywood. Companies and institutions that take a "not us" attitude are setting themselves up for potential disaster. How an enterprise handles a complaint -- or even a whisper -- of sexual harassment has significant impact. So what are best practices for employers to follow?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1465rss@higheredjobs.com (Christina M. Reger, Esq. & Robyn Forman Pollack, Esq., from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1465How to Start Institutional and Classroom Change TodayCathy N. Davidson argues that we need a “new education” for our era -- one that helps students take charge of the rampant financial, social, and political perils that a generation of virtually unchecked technological development has led to. She suggests that colleges and universities start by using inventory methods in faculty meetings and in the classroom, which disperse the power dynamics in a room and allow diverse and minoritized voices and perspectives to be heard.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1466&blog=20rss@higheredjobs.com (Cathy N. Davidson)Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1466&blog=20Why Higher Ed Needs to Get Rid of the Gender Gap for ‘Academic Housekeeping’Recent research shows that female faculty do more service work, such as serving on job search committees, than their male counterparts. Devoting too much time to these activities can negatively influence a scholar’s career as it leaves less time for research and teaching -- the most important factors when it comes to tenure. So how can institutions address this gender discrepancy that often results in lower pay and fewer promotions for female faculty?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1462rss@higheredjobs.com (Cassandra Guarino, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Mon, 27 Nov 2017 04:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1462Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Simplify FAFSA FormWhile the FAFSA is universally accessible and free, only 61 percent of high school graduates in the class of 2017 completed the FAFSA. According to lawmakers, students often opt not to complete the form because of its "burdensome requirements that too often create a barrier to entry for federal grants and loans, not a window of opportunity." In response, democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce recently introduced new legislation to simplify the form.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1463rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1463The Case for Offering Second Chances to Misbehaving EmployeesFormal discipline has all the subtlety of a bull in a china shop. Whether warranted or not, the mere act of imposing discipline destroys trust, goodwill, and the positive working relationships we’ve tried to build. Instead, employers can protect their investment in otherwise good employees and avoid turnover costs by offering “second chance” options. So when are second chances possible and what steps should be taken to counsel the offending employee?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1458rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1458Only Superstars Use Coaches for Their Job SearchesOnce upon a time, having a tutor or coach was a sign of weakness, but today even superstars are using coaches to get a competitive edge. From star athletes, to musicians, to award-winning actors, the best of the best appreciate the advantage of getting a second opinion or even just having a sounding board. This same wisdom applies to today’s job seeker. Here's how coaches can help you stand out among equally qualified and experienced candidates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1457rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1457The Delicate Balance of the Academic DeanThe academic dean serves as both the catalyst and conduit for the information, resources, and challenges that emanate from all sides of the academic corridor in moving the school, students, and faculty to various levels of achievement and accolade. It's a complex playing field to navigate, and success is only possible if you learn how to effectively manage demands from senior administration, department chairs/conveners, faculty, and students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1456rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1456California’s Higher Education: From American Dream to DilemmaPost-World War II, California built an unrivaled system of higher education combining access, affordability, and choice. Their master plan included all public colleges and universities and promoted state-funded student scholarships. Today, the future of California's higher education system is uncertain. Growing enrollment and climbing tuition rates, combined with fluctuations in the state economy and tax revenues, have seemingly turned the Californian dream of higher education into an American dilemma.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1452rss@higheredjobs.com (John R. Thelin, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1452Classroom Strategies to Engage the ‘New Majority’Students from low-income backgrounds or whose parents did not attend college are called the "new majority." This demographic has grown significantly at American colleges in recent years, but low self-confidence and feelings of unworthiness often prevent the success of these students. Kathleen A. Ross, founder of Heritage University and director of the university's Institute for Student Identity and Success, shares strategies for better serving these students and fostering degree completion.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1455rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:11:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1455The Emotional Challenges of Student Veterans on CampusOn Veterans Day, Americans honor the heroism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Among them are student veterans. Though the GI Bill has facilitated access to higher education, it doesn't prepare student veterans for the emotional and psychological stress often experienced during the transition to student life. Here's a look at the unique challenges they face and how college campuses support them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1454rss@higheredjobs.com (Ann Cheney, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 9 Nov 2017 05:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1454Higher Education's Generation GapMillennials have many of the same perceptions of higher education as members of previous generations, but have some differing views as well. To gain a more personal perspective, HigherEdJobs spoke to individuals from three different generations -- a baby boomer, a member of Generation X, and a millennial. Here's a look at their perceptions on the value of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1451rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 7 Nov 2017 06:56:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1451A Rockin' LeaderBruce Harshbarger has worked in Student Affairs for nearly 40 years. He first got into the field because of his passion for working with college students, but much to his disappointment, he has found that the higher he rises in rank, the less face time he gets with students. With some creativity, though, he has found a way to fulfill his duties while still being accessible to students. Here's how he's making a difference by simply sitting in a rocking chair.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1446rss@higheredjobs.com (Bruce Harshbarger)Fri, 3 Nov 2017 05:20:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1446You Scored Your Dream Job, but It's Not Working Out. Now What?So you finally landed your dream job only to discover it’s not the fit that you expected. Regardless of whether it's the position or institution that doesn’t suit you, this predicament is doubly worrisome: now you have to both dislodge yourself from the ill-fitting role and establish a new professional aim. Here are a few strategies for getting the perspective you need to fuel your reinvention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1445rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 2 Nov 2017 07:09:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1445Why Hazing Continues to be a Rite of Passage for SomeThis fall has seen another tragic death due to hazing. Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old Phi Delta Theta pledge at Louisiana State University, died hours after participating in a mock quiz designed to get pledges disturbingly drunk -- fast. Research shows that there has been at least one such death in the US since 1954 (with 1958 the only exception). So why does hazing happen in the first place and how can we stop it?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1444rss@higheredjobs.com (Hank Nuwer, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:04:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1444Executive Appointments for October 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in October 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1442rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Wed, 1 Nov 2017 05:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1442Affirmative Action Policies and Higher Education: Who Do They Affect and How?Affirmative action continues to be a relevant and controversial topic in higher education. In this month’s interview Michele S. Moses, associate dean for graduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, shares her thoughts on affirmative action, its effects on students, and her career path.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1443rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1443Surviving and Thriving in CollegeAmerica ranks first in the world in the percentage of students it sends to college but 17th in the percentage it graduates. In our efforts to increase graduation rates and ensure student success, we must consider the particular challenges of today's students and the problems at every institution. Here's a look at how some schools and programs are helping students overcome extreme challenges and make it to graduation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1441&blog=20rss@higheredjobs.com (Cathy N. Davidson)Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1441&blog=20The Future of the Student Affairs ProfessionWith the changing political climate, student affairs (SA) professionals have had to adapt to meet new and increasingly salient needs of students. Though it can be difficult to support students from various backgrounds and with different ideologies, if it’s done correctly, SA professionals have the opportunity to significantly impact their institutions and student development. Here are a few strategies for success in this tricky, yet rewarding sector of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1438rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1438Rewriting Your Story to Ace the InterviewYour candidacy for a position depends on the way you perceive your career, present facts about yourself, and express the value you bring. Before you deliver your next story in a job interview you must kill the story in your head about who you think you are and why you do what you do, and create a new story based on actions. Here are a few tips for telling action-based stories during a job interview.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1435rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1435Becoming a Vulnerable Leader: One Leader's JourneyLast month, Daniel Griffith described the process outlined in "Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business" for transforming dysfunctional, ego-driven organizational cultures into open, collaborative cultures with leaders who are authentic and, yes, vulnerable. This month, he shares the story of his own journey through this process, as well as key strategies for becoming a more authentic, vulnerable leader.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1430rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1430Why is Change Difficult? Implementing Change to Increase InclusivityWe all know the advantages that a diverse student body brings, but change is often difficult to accept. Individuals have to be willing to forgo the familiar in order to advance a greater educational good. Rhonda Brown, a Chief Diversity Officer at Occidental College, explains why it is so important to overcome your fear of change and strive to create a more inclusive and diverse community at your college or university.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1429rss@higheredjobs.com (Rhonda Brown)Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1429How 11 Institutions Are Becoming Leaders in Diversity and Pay Equity PracticesFor the past 15 years, professionals from CUPA-HR have been documenting and analyzing employment and salary data from institutions across the world. Their August 2017 study reveals that gains in representation and pay for women and minorities in higher education are barely noticeable, but it also identifies 11 schools that have been consistently successful in both areas. How have these institutions been able to foster equity and diversity, and what practices can other institutions adopt to follow their lead?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1427rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1427How to Lead from Where You AreThe idea that only outgoing individuals at the top of the corporate ladder are good leaders is one of the past. Today's leaders are often reserved, energized by failure, and have roles all over the organizational chart, including at the bottom. Their strength and influence come from the inside out, not the other way around. At the recent SHRM Leadership Development Forum, executives from around the country echoed these sentiments, explaining that opportunities to lead are available to anyone willing to step up and take them. Here is their advice on how to effect change as a 21st century leader.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1426rss@higheredjobs.com (Christina Folz, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:51:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1426Empowering Faculty to Retain StudentsMost faculty members have heard (or will inevitably hear) first and second-year students lament that their general education courses are a waste of time and money. It's our responsibility as administrators and faculty to help students see these two years for what they really are -- an incredible opportunity to not only ‘explore’ disciplines but also to maneuver in interdisciplinary manners in classes, seminars, and experiential activities. So, how can we help students embrace this foundational experience, thereby increasing retention and graduation rates?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1419rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1419Executive Appointments for September 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in September 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1424rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1424Student Loan Default Rate Rises SlightlyAccording to the U.S. Department of Education, the portion of students defaulting on their federal student loans inched up 11.3 to 11.5 percent, marking the first increase of the three-year federal student loan cohort in four years. Meanwhile, the department continues its efforts to undo Obama-era regulations and initiatives meant to protect students, setting off fears that student loan borrowers may fare even worse in years to come.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1418rss@higheredjobs.com (Jamaal Abdul-Alim, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Mon, 2 Oct 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1418What is the Future of Nursing Education?Nurses are always in high demand, thus nursing education is an increasing priority in higher education. In this month’s interview, Patricia Demers, faculty member at Northern Essex Community College and president of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing discusses her current role, the role of nursing faculty, and current challenges facing nurse educators.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1417rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1417Revolutionizing the University for the World We Live in NowAlmost all colleges and universities need to rethink what they offer by way of web skills and literacies. Cathy Davidson explains how a few innovative professors are revolutionizing their universities--by giving their students a fighting chance in a world where technologies, to date, have been created and disseminated without the kind of thoughtful attention to equity, consequences, social justice, and social equality that a decent, just, democratic human society needs and deserves.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1415&blog=20rss@higheredjobs.com (Cathy N. Davidson)Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1415&blog=20How Colleges Can Help Students Keep Out of Academic TroubleOf more than two million students who began their academic careers at colleges and universities across the U.S. this fall, hundreds of thousands of them will be on academic probation by winter break, putting their college educations in jeopardy. Though student success remains a work in progress, two MSU professionals share proven strategies to prevent academic probation and help students who are already on probation make it to graduation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1414rss@higheredjobs.com (R. Sekhar Chivukula & Kristen A. Renn, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1414How to Stop Bad Habits and Start Good OnesAs Charles Duhigg puts it in his book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" (Random House, 2014): "Habits are powerful, but delicate. They can emerge outside our consciousness, or can be deliberately designed. They often occur without our permission, but can be reshaped by fiddling with their parts." Reshaping habits certainly is challenging, but here are a few tips to make it easier.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1411rss@higheredjobs.com (Joe Jones, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1411In Data Science, Campus Leadership is EvolvingData science is the latest hot topic in business, healthcare, and many other sectors, including higher education. As our data collection methods advance, there is a growing need for data scientists who can analyze, extract, and interpret these data. Using this knowledge, data scientists in academia can make a powerful impact, even driving programs' research and education agendas.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1410rss@higheredjobs.com (Joyce A. De Leo, PhD)Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:41:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1410Book Review - Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your BusinessIn a climate of increased competition for students and talent, pressures to develop different instructional models and adapt to changing demographics and consumer demands – to name just a few challenges – academic leaders can ill-afford to continue ego-driven leadership practices. In “Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business,” Shayne Hughes and Brandon Black examine ego-driven dysfunction, the causes of it, and strategies for becoming more open, collaborative, and authentic leaders.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1408rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1408Experts: True Equality for Women Still Not a RealityDespite 97 years of progress fighting for gender equality in political offices, in the workplace, and in civil rights movements for women starting with the passing of the 19th Amendment, AAUW and political experts say there is still work to be done in the fight for women’s equality.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1401rss@higheredjobs.com (Tiffany Pennamon, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:25:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1401Preparing for a Dozen Types of InterviewsGetting the job requires being prepared for multiple interviews, not just preparing to ace a single interview. Think of every interaction with anyone from a potential employer as a form of interview, and remember, there are dozens of types, such as phone screenings, one-on-one sessions, and panel interviews. Do you know how to prepare for each type of interview?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1407rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1407How to Get the Most Out of Faculty OrientationFaculty orientation is a valuable opportunity for newcomers to get introduced to an institution, its resources, and its unique culture. Recently, some institutions, like Slippery Rock University, have made efforts to simplify orientation. Rather than introducing all topics at once, they're leaving some to be discussed later in the semester when they are timelier. No matter how an institution conducts these sessions, though, faculty can feel like they are being asked to drink from a fire hose. Focusing on a few simple takeaways can help you get the most out of the experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1405rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:28:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1405Retaining Your “Hidden Middle”When you think about your efforts to engage and motivate your team, do you find that the bulk of your attention gets absorbed by your star performers or employees with poor performance? If so, you're leaving the vast majority of your employees unrecognized and in what Debra Jerome calls the "hidden middle." Employees in this group have tremendous capacity but are also more likely to seek positions elsewhere. Are you doing everything you can to keep them?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1402rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1402Happy New Year! Faculty Resolutions for the New [Academic] YearYou've likely reflected (at least mildly) on some new academic year resolutions, but here are a few simple pieces of advice that will assist in the creation of an enhanced beginning to the new academic year.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1397rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Wed, 6 Sep 2017 20:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1397Why More Colleges Are Using Social Media to Recruit StudentsSocial media is playing a larger role than ever in recruitment. With prospective students spending so much time on social networks, it's the perfect place to share information and represent your institution's unique offerings and culture. Nikki Sunstrum, director of social media at the University of Michigan, and Nick Wilson, social media coordinator at Texas A&M University, explain how social media assists in their recruitment efforts.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1393rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1393Executive Appointments for August 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in August 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1395rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Grubb)Fri, 1 Sep 2017 05:22:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1395The Pros and Cons of Using Social Media in Vetting Job ApplicantsEvery HR professional knows the enduring headache that can accompany a bad hire. Unquestionably, vetting job applicants is a critical component of the decision-making process intended to prevent such headaches. But applicant vetting can be easier said than done, and there are many more ways to do it poorly (or even disastrously) than to do it well.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1394rss@higheredjobs.com (Maureen De Armond, J.D., from <a href='https://www.cupahr.org'>CUPA-HR</a>)Fri, 1 Sep 2017 04:43:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1394Why Students Need Better Protection from Loan FraudStudents across the country have been defrauded by for-profit schools. Fine print in their enrollment contracts has stopped them from bringing their cases to court, but new rules could help.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1391rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard Fossey, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:45:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1391Liberal Arts and STEM? Better TogetherWhile many view STEM and liberal arts as being opposite courses of study, Purdue University is discovering new and creative ways for students to pursue their interests in both. In this month’s interview, Lori Sparger, COO and CIO of Purdue University College of Liberal Arts, talks about new initiatives at the College of Liberal Arts for students to discover their interests, explore careers, and redefine the college experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1389rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:02:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1389How to Respond to Inappropriate Interview QuestionsJob interviews are inherently stressful. You have to balance being warm and friendly while presenting your best self and assessing the individuals interviewing you. Interviews can become even more stressful when you’re asked a question that may not respect your rights and privacy. Do you know what questions are fair game and how to address them in a professional manner?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1388rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1388Do College Presidents Still Matter?Has the position of academic president changed over the last generation of presidents? A former president of Northeastern and scholar of higher education shares his perspectives on what has – and hasn't – changed in the role of the college president.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1386rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard Freeland, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1386Don’t Overlook These Gimme Interview QuestionsThe more open-ended an interview question is, the more candidates have opportunities to distinguish themselves. They check all the boxes, often literally through applicant tracking systems. But the seemingly easiest part of an application process, the open-ended interview questions like 'Why do you want this job?,' are often overlooked by candidates but critically evaluated by search committees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1385rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1385Workplace Gossip: What Crosses the Line?While not every conversation in the workplace has to revolve around work, gossip occurs in most, if not every, office. But when does gossip cross the line from innocuous, garden-variety conversation to something so potentially hurtful, harmful, or liable that companies are within their rights to forbid it?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1387rss@higheredjobs.com (Dana Wilkie, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1387Chief Diversity Officer?What Does that Mean?It seems there is no clear understanding as to what exactly a chief diversity officer does, and how that position is linked to higher education. Chief diversity officers attempt to institutionalize diversity in higher education. Rhonda Brown discusses her role as CDO and how it is ever-evolving.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1384rss@higheredjobs.com (Rhonda Brown)Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1384When and How to Talk About Money as an ApplicantTalking about money at the conclusion of a good interview can taint the mood. If the interview went well, why risk souring the occasion with potential disagreements or difficult negotiations about resources? There is a time and a place to discuss and haggle over those details. So, when should you talk about money?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1383rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1383Betsy DeVos’ 6-Month Report Card: More Undoing Than DoingFrom student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy. Here’s a quick look at what’s she’s done – and what’s been left in limbo.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1381rss@higheredjobs.com (Dustin Hornbeck, from <a href="https://theconversation.com/us">The Conversation</a>)Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1381Avoiding the Pitfalls of Foot-Loose Mentoring at the Academic Water CoolerThe water cooler is both literal as well as metaphorical and has become iconic in academic and corporate structures as a place where employees gather to share information about the workplace. While many great conversations can take place at the water cooler, one subject new faculty should avoid is serious academic matters.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1380rss@higheredjobs.com (Emily Allen Williams)Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1380HBCU Leaders Aim to Make Campuses More LGBTQ InclusiveAfter years of criticism for not doing enough to ensure the diversity and inclusion of LGBTQ students on its campuses, presidents and leadership officials of historically Black colleges and universities have convened a first-of-its-kind summit to develop strategic ways to turn their campuses into safe spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1382rss@higheredjobs.com (Gia Savage, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:47:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1382Retirement LoomsThe baby boom generation, it seems, is attaining retirement age at the rate of 10,000 people a day and will keep up that pace until the end of 2027. Retirement is often a transition that one must consciously work through. The author discusses how to deal with the transition from employed to retired, regardless of when retirement happens.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1379rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles R. Middleton, Ph.D.)Wed, 9 Aug 2017 06:21:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1379Starting at the EndMany professors focus more on the linear, logical progression of their field and forget that sometimes you have to make sure your audience is actually interested before explaining how something works. As a performer, Martin Atkins believes you never save your best song for last, unless you have a lot of other really great songs that lead up to it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1378rss@higheredjobs.com (Martin Atkins)Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:42:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1378How to Minimize Technological Distractions and Maximize ProductivityIs checking your phone the last thing you do before bed and the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? Do you respond to every text message the minute it comes in? If you can relate, you may suffer from an "iDisorder," which can zap your productivity at work and increasingly erode your personal life.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1376rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Fri, 4 Aug 2017 07:49:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1376Should You Be Searching for a New Job?More than half of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings, and more than a third of American workers reported an actual job change in the last three years. Before you commit to an active job search, however, it’s important to determine if you should be spending your time and effort seeking new opportunities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1369rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1369Executive Appointments for July 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in July 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1370rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:00:09 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1370Music to Our Ears: Teaching Music TherapyMusic therapy is a field that few people know about, but makes a large impact in the lives of the people it benefits. Kathleen Howland, a professor of music therapy at Berklee College of Music, discusses what drew her to the field of music therapy, why music therapy is so important, and best practices in music education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1371rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1371Students With Disabilities: We Want Our Fair Chance at CollegeStudents with disabilities deserve access to higher education to achieve their dreams and goals like everyone else. Experts say the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has proven beneficial for students in K-12, but disabled students in higher education have not had as much support.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1368rss@higheredjobs.com (Ya-Marie Sesay, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1368Student Activism in the Trump EraWhile civic engagement at institutions of higher education is not a new phenomenon, the recent election has seemingly reignited the drive of student activists. For many students, this was the first presidential election in which they were able to vote and the results affected how they felt they fit into the country’s political system.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1366rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1366From Public Good to Personal Pursuit: Historical Roots of the Student Debt CrisisMore than 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. College affordability seems to be seen as a purely financial issue. But it wasn't always this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1364rss@higheredjobs.com (Thomas Adam, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/us'>The Conversation</a>)Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:54:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1364Leadership Made Simple, Not EasyNot only is leadership important, it's critical. No organization can long exist without good leadership. Leadership is the capacity to influence others to jointly work toward a specific goal. Key elements are recognizing change and solving problems, which are what we get paid to do. Key skills, abilities, and diversified experience are necessary.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1363rss@higheredjobs.com (Michael R. Losey, SPHR, CAE, from <a href='https://www.shrm.org'>SHRM.org</a>)Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1363Elevator Speech or Personal Brand: Your Job Search Needs a HookThe academic community is not known for short verbal or written communications, so seasoned academics might bristle at the thought of being reduced to an elevator pitch to describe their research agenda. For instructional purposes alone, could you coherently and accurately describe the goals of your research in 25 words or less if funding for your research depended upon it?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1361rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1361Ending the Perpetuation of StigmaStigma involves the discrediting, marginalization, or rejection of an individual or class of individuals perceived as undesirable by some moral or social standard. What should you do when a peer, your boss, or a member of the team you manage makes a statement that perpetuates stigma?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1360rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1360Glossophobic? How to Bolster your Confidence at the PodiumPublic speaking is a core professional skill, especially in higher education. From shaping professional ideology to teaching or showcasing scholarship, the presentation model is key. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If it’s outside your comfort zone, this article presents tips on how to find peace at the podium.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1356rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1356Internship or Summer Job? Challenges of a College Undergraduate SummerAmerican youth have searched for ways to get ahead before truly entering the tough job market with the growing realization that one’s best shot at a “competitive edge” is through experience. This has led more college students to seek professionally-oriented summer internships. But the reality is that for many students, some level of paid employment is an economic necessity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1354rss@higheredjobs.com (Nicholas Martin and Rory Martin)Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:17:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1354The Importance of Real World LearningHigher education is often seen as relying too heavily on theory. The idea of the “Ivory Tower” of academia is of a lofty place that doesn’t have to concern itself with what happens in the “real world.” Most educators agree though that the best education combines theory and practicehttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1351rss@higheredjobs.com (Martin Atkins)Fri, 7 Jul 2017 07:36:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1351What Makes an Effective Institutional Partner?In researching and advising on dozens of partnership, alliance, merger, and even closure transactions, the authors have developed an original list of partnering criteria that serve as key indicators of long-term, collaborative success. Skillful management of these 15 factors helps to create communities that trust one another to larger degrees and are willing to take greater risks for greater rewards.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1350&blog=19rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Wed, 5 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1350&blog=19Executive Appointments for June 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in June 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1349rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1349Drew Faust and Old, White Men: The Changing Role of University PresidentsThe average college president in 2016 was a 62-year-old married white male with a doctorate. One recent exception was Drew Faust, who was appointed Harvard University's first-ever female president in 2007. The comings and goings of modern university presidents don't typically warrant much public attention, but Faust's retirement announcement received a lot of attention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1345rss@higheredjobs.com (Jason Lane, from <a href='https://theconversation.com/'>The Conversation</a>)Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1345Laila Ali on Living Life with an 'All In' AttitudeLaila Ali knows what it takes to be a champ -- in life and in her career.She said that often people don't realize the pressures that HR professionals face in dealing with employee issues and corporate demands. "Having to make tough decisions on a regular basis is stressful. I want to encourage you to take care of yourself. You are your most important hire."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1344rss@higheredjobs.com (Desda Moss, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org/">SHRM.org</a>)Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1344Allies in the Administration: How Can Schools Best Support LGBT+ Students?In order for colleges and universities to become more LGBT-friendly, they must first acknowledge that LGBT students face unique challenges on college campuses, and that not all LGBT students face the same challenges. Schools should strive to create independent LGBT centers, work collaboratively with other key constituencies on campus, and institute school-wide policies that support LGBT students and staff.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1343rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1343Keeping It Real for Teaching Demonstrations and Case ScenariosMost search committees in higher education are asking candidates to describe how they would resolve a problem or navigate a situation. For open faculty positions, many search committees stage teaching demonstrations. In these instances, candidates can no longer base their candidacy on their resume or CV alone.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1339rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1339Inclusion as a Process for Embracing Diversity Toward Better LearningInstitutions of higher education have long represented a pathway for Americans to achieve personal and professional dreams. Increasing segments of the population are not attaining college degrees. Because of significant demographic shifts and widening socio-economic disparities, institutions are under pressure to address historical and continuing inequity in higher education and to adapt their policies and procedures to meet their needs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1338rss@higheredjobs.com (Janine Janosky, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com/">Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:12:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1338Four Questions You Shouldn’t Ask an InterviewerQuestions have tremendous power and utility. They communicate a great deal of information. Most often, you can discern a person's knowledge or intellect from the questions they ask and how they are posed. Interviewees are usually afforded the golden opportunity to ask questions of interviewers and search committees. These questions should be thoughtful and well-formulated.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1336rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1336Calling for Deliberation and DialogueOrganizational change is more effective when based on input from many rather than a few.Any deliberative process to garner input should include individuals who are ultimately expected to implement decisions made.Many leaders recognize this but may not always realize how trust is violated when, intentionally or not, their calls for deliberation do not match their actions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1335rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1335Colleges and Universities Institute Changes Despite Overtime Rule InjunctionLast year the Department of Labor issued its final rule on overtime eligibility, significantly raising the minimum salary threshold.Many institutions began to make changes in preparation for the ruling's implementation. CUPA-HR’s "Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey" examined these changes.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1334rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:29:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1334The Decline in Foreign Students Hurts America’s FutureStudents, both international and domestic, benefit from their multicultural friendships. Through their college friendships, they can demystify differences and become more open to people from different countries and cultures. This ease with cultural difference is the foundation of cultural agility. This cultural agility can, in turn, have a lasting, positive effect on their personal career success and international cooperation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1331rss@higheredjobs.com (Paula Caligiuri, from The Conversation)Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:59:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1331Navigating BureaucracyIt’s satisfying to be a part of a streamlined professional operation and to see your efforts come to meaningful fruition. On the other hand, if your workplace seems like an exercise in red tape navigation, you may feel like Sisyphus, endlessly pushing your boulder uphill, only to see it crumble before you crest.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1330rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1330Flipping the Classroom as an Educational ToolOver the past several years, technology has made the idea of “flipping the classroom” an intriguing possibility, in which students listen to the lecture on their own time (via video) and use class time to work through problems and issues that in a more traditional classroom would be considered “homework.”https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1324rss@higheredjobs.com (Martin Atkins)Thu, 8 Jun 2017 06:25:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1324Rowan Rocks: A Classic American Story With a Happy College Town EndingWhat do you get when you mix under-leveraged campus real estate assets with a win-win town-gown planning relationship, the vision and will of joint ventures, and the benefits of a 25-year-old $100 million gift? You get the new Rowan University.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1323&blog=19rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Tue, 6 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1323&blog=19Romance and the Single ProfessorIt’s the plot of many movies and TV shows. A young, single, big city professional moves to a small town and winds up finding the love of his life and a unique cast of characters with whom he becomes friends. Social and romantic prospects are definitely something to consider when weighing a job offer, but they are just one of many factors.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1317rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 1 Jun 2017 04:46:17 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1317Executive Appointments for May 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in May 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1316rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1316Helping Military Service Members Complete CollegeEvery year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree. Getting a college degree can help graduates get jobs and earn higher wages, but veterans and active military service members may face obstacles on their way to degree completion.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1315rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan Smith, from The Conversation)Tue, 30 May 2017 07:43:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1315Diverse Conversations: How Can We Increase Minority Graduation Rates?Many schools focus on recruiting a diverse student body. But, once the students arrive on campus, not every institution spends a significant amount of time on retention. Neglecting retention strategies means that fewer students ultimately graduate from college and that shortcoming disproportionately affects minority students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1311rss@higheredjobs.com (Matthew Lynch, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com/">Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Thu, 25 May 2017 05:17:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1311The Worst Advice for Young, New Hires in Higher EdIf you’re making the transition from college student to college employee, there is plenty of career advice to heed as you cross over to the other side of the desk or lectern. But there’s one old chestnut that can be dangerous for young, new hires in higher education: “Fake it till you make it.”https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1305rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1305Can We Talk About Free Speech on Campus?The cancellation of an appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of California at Berkeley resulted in confrontations between protestors. It’s the latest in a series of heated disputes that have taken place involving controversial speakers on campus. How do institutions facilitate free speech while also supporting students?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1304rss@higheredjobs.com (Neal H. Hutchens and Brandi Hephner LaBanc, from <a href=https://www.theconversation.com>The Conversation</a>)Tue, 23 May 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1304The Makeup and Salaries of the Higher Education WorkforceNew data on staff age ranges, pay gaps, tenure, and overall pay have been released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). The Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey provides insight into the makeup of higher education staff positions by collecting data for 169,358 staff at 737 higher education institutionshttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1303rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Mon, 22 May 2017 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1303Why Workplace Conflict Can Be HealthyMost of us try to avoid conflict, especially at work. We've learned from experience that opposing others often has negative consequences. However, eliminating tension in the workplace isn't always feasible and isn't healthy for your organization in the long run.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1297rss@higheredjobs.com (Dori Meinert, from<a href=https://www.shrm.org>SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 19 May 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1297The Perils of Managing Up“Managing up” means recognizing that your boss is spread thin and extending yourself so that you’re easy to manage. It involves being extra diligent in your efforts to support your supervisor and your team, and is a strategic initiative. But the strategy can lose its luster if your boss takes advantage of your diligence.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1301rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 18 May 2017 06:19:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1301Book Review - Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education LeadersThere has been a notable growth in mergers, consolidations, and partnerships in recent years. Although we are reminded that mergers and consolidations of the past (and perhaps the present) are predicated upon the financial demise of an institution of higher education, the authors of this book shift the traditional discourse of mergers and consolidations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1300rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Steve Tyrell)Wed, 17 May 2017 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1300Breaking Into Any Field Without Enough ExperienceWithout enough experience, how does one break into a new field of work? The answer is simple, though not as easy to accomplish.The job seeker or career-changer must take some affirmative steps to acquire different or additional knowledge, skills, and abilities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1295rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 15 May 2017 07:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1295Making the Most of Our DiversityWhen we are with others who hold differing points of view, come from different places, adhere to different values, and have had very different experiences, we have the ideal environment for learning.Over the years this kind of diversity has been a key factor in the success of American higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1294rss@higheredjobs.com (Sue Henderson, Ph.D.)Mon, 15 May 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1294Overcoming Leader Myopia about Difficult EmployeesFrustration runs high among employees who must work directly with bullies and other difficult employees. Frustration runs even higher when the leader in charge fails to recognize the problem, especially when the difficult employee is perceived to be a “superstar” or is otherwise able to shield his or her bad behavior from the leader.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1287rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 11 May 2017 07:20:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1287The Consolidation of American Higher EducationAmerican colleges and universities are partnering, merging, and closing at rates higher than at any time in the past fifty years. More and more institutions are choosing to join forces rather than risk standing alone, and for those who do not choose a partner, the future may be grim.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1286&blog=19rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Tue, 9 May 2017 09:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1286&blog=19The Value of Not KnowingFrom kindergarten on, students are taught that teachers give information and students receive it. But, the lecture-listen model of classroom management is far removed from higher education’s classical roots in the Socratic method. Is it time to start rethinking the formulas we’ve fallen into?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1267rss@higheredjobs.com (Martin Atkins)Mon, 8 May 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1267Academic Philanthropy: Can Tuition Be Enough Without the Charitable Deduction?The recent presidential election and change in administration has raised many questions in regards to the future of fiscal policy. In this month’s interview, Brian Flahaven discusses his work as the senior director for advocacy for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He also shares his thoughts on how tax reform could affect charitable giving and how endowments function at institutions of higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1283rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 5 May 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1283Taking a Mediator's Perspective to Resolve ConflictIt goes against logic to suggest that you, as a party in the dispute, can fairly and objectively ensure neutrality and an absence of bias. While you can’t officially serve in this role, you can take the perspective of a mediator to work toward a resolution that is acceptable to both of you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1281rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 3 May 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1281The Myth of the College DropoutA recent exchange between Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, two famous Harvard dropouts, might lead you to think college doesn’t matter. Numerous media stories and even famous billionaires are glamorizing dropouts or encouraging kids to skip college entirely. While it’s true there are successful college dropouts, statistically speaking, they are not the norm.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1280rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan Wai and Heiner Rindermann, from <a href="https://www.theconversation.com">The Conversation</a>)Mon, 1 May 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1280Executive Appointments for April 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in April 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1279rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1279How to Evaluate the Leadership Style of the Interview TeamInterviewers are not the only ones who have power in the conversation. As the interviewee, your assessment matters too. The meeting gives the interviewers the chance to see if you might be the right fit for their position, just as it gives you the opportunity to decide if this unit, manager, and institution suit your needs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1276rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:49:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1276Defending Science: How the Art of Rhetoric Can HelpScience seems to be under attack in America, so much so that scientists and their supporters are marching in the streets. They are defending their work against what appears to be a new, more aggressive assault in the so-called “Republican war on science,” as the president threatens deep cuts to federal funding of scientific research.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1272rss@higheredjobs.com (Leah Ceccarelli, from <a href="https://theconversation.com/">The Conversation</a>)Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:34:06 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1272Trump Era Brings 'Wake-Up' Call for DiversityThough Trump has vowed to deregulate businesses and rescind many of former President Barack Obama's executive orders, he has not laid out a specific agenda to roll back worker protections. However, many D&I professionals say they are concerned about potential changes and are worried that some businesses might take advantage of relaxed regulations to scale back their diversity efforts.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1271rss@higheredjobs.com (Steve Bates, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org">SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:12:10 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1271What to Wear on CampusAlthough popular stereotypes would say that professors are not particularly concerned with fashion, questions of what to wear on campus can still be complicated. Young professionals may worry that they will be mistaken for students, while older professionals may worry that dressing too formally will make them seem out of step with today’s more casual workplace norms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1268rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:52:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1268Your Resume and the Rule of ThreeThere are no universal standards for how much information is needed to demonstrate one's qualifications and competencies for a job. A good rule to go by, however, is the "rule of three." One factoid can occur randomly, two items can be coincidental, but three elements begin to show a pattern. Patterns are compelling evidentiary components.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1262rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1262The Corrosive Power of “Why?”In the hands of an effective leader, “why” can be empowering. We can all use a little guidance to explore our goals and motives for our ideas and the projects we want to pursue. In the hands of an ineffective leader, “why” can become corrosive and demoralizing. There is a lot of power in “Why?” and leaders should exercise care.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1263rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1263A Critical View of College AdmissionsAccording to Karen Gross, the entire admissions process is troubling on so many levels that it is hard to describe the key levers for possible change. And, it is not as if the current processes are such a success, and we just need to tweak at the margins.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1264rss@higheredjobs.com (Karen Gross, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com/">Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:16:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1264Disciplines With the Most Higher Education HiresCUPA-HR has released new data indicating that the disciplines with the most new faculty hires in higher education are nursing, psychology, English language/literature, math, and music. The report collected information for 237,231 full-time faculty to determine the most popular disciplines for new assistant professor hires.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1261rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1261Does It Pay to Get a Double Major in College?Students are bombarded with an array of competing opportunities during college, all with the promise that each will lead to a better job or higher earnings upon entering the “real world.” One such option is the double major, but will doing so lead to a higher-paying job?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1259rss@higheredjobs.com (Christos Makridis, from <a href="https://theconversation.com">The Conversation</a>)Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1259How Can We Improve College Governance?Governance systems are central to the institution’s sustainability and a necessary foundation to executing strategies and accomplishing goals. Because of the size and complexity of the organization, college presidents have to delegate many decisions to others, and governance committees most often inform those decisions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1258&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1258&blog=18Make a Game Out of Your CareerPeople are busy. Half of all U.S. full-time workers exceed a 40-hour workweek while one in five workers exceed 60 hours. But, by thinking of your job as work and your career as a game, you can stop biding your time and start achieving meaningful wins in your career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1257rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 7 Apr 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1257Establishing Social Boundaries at Work: An Introvert’s GuideSetting social boundaries is always a delicate project, but it seems to have particularly high stakes in the workplace. Your productivity is enhanced by the professional relationships you cultivate. You don’t want to be perceived as standoffish, snobby, or rude. As an introvert, how do you establish social boundaries at work?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1255rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:56:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1255Career Fitness: Who 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.Employers’ and recruiters’ memories are just as unreliable as the rest of ours, so you must protect yourself against their forgetfulness.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1252rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 3 Apr 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1252How Higher Education Consortiums Affect AcademiaAs operating costs of colleges and universities continue to rise, collaborative higher education consortiums can improve efficiency. In this month's interview, Phillip J. DiChiara, M.Ed. discusses his work as managing director for the Boston Consortium for Higher Education. He also shares his thoughts on higher education collaboration and the professional development opportunities this collaboration provides.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1251rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1251Executive Appointments for March 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in March 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1247rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1247Closing the Achievement GapThe community college is often referred to as a “gateway” to an improved standard of living, attracting a diverse student population with a broad range of learning needs. A serious concern for educators today is the achievement gap that separates low-income and minority students from other learners. How do we close that achievement gap?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1250&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1250&blog=18All Immigrants Not IncludedIn the wake of the President’s Executive Order on immigration, banning immigrants from seven countries, many college and university presidents have released statements proclaiming their commitment to international students. However, only some of these statements include undocumented and DACA students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1246rss@higheredjobs.com (Berenice Sánchez, from <a href="http://www.DiverseEducation.com">Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1246Is Your Online Rep Getting in the Way of Your Real Life Job?Many individuals are starting to see the necessity of protecting one’s professional and personal online reputation. A recent survey found that marketing and advertising executives regularly look at candidates' online presence before offering a position, and often decide against hiring someone based on negative information found online.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1245rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1245NCAA Basketball Coach Offers Lessons in Leading High-Performing TeamsPam Borton, who coached the University of Minnesota women's team for 12 years and became the winningest head coach in the school's program history, is a global leadership consultant. She shares leadership lessons she learned during her 27 years of coaching.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1243rss@higheredjobs.com (Kathy Gurchiek, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org">SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1243Increased Pay but Fewer Perks for University PresidentsHigher education administrators are seeing a higher level of take-home pay, but fewer perks according to a newly released College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) report.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1235rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1235Overcoming Reactive Behaviors When Responding to Employee ConcernsWhen confronted with employee concerns, some leaders react too quickly and often negatively. If leaders want to demonstrate true commitment to listening to and addressing employee concerns, they need to be sure they're responding appropriately.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1233rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1233Your Resume Should Tell a StoryLike a good Hollywood script, your resume should tell a story. A good movie has clearly identifiable characteristics. A curriculum vitae is designed to be the whole story, likely a TV mini-series or a movie with multiple sequels, and a resume is an abridged or adapted version of a larger body of work. In this case, that body of work is your career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1232rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1232Leaving a Bad Job? Make it a Graceful ExitAre you considering leaving an awful job? There are many things you could do to show your boss, colleagues, or organization how much they will miss you and how poorly they’ve treated you. You're human, after all. But here's a bit of advice - make your exit graceful.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1234rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1234Navigating Organizational ChangeAs colleges develop new programs and strategies to serve students better, employment functions and roles will likely change, and these changes may open up new opportunities or create challenges for employees. For change to be successful, higher education leaders must be willing to challenge some of the organizational principles that have existed for generations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1225&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1225&blog=18Minorities Equitably Paid, but Underrepresented in Top Higher Education PositionsAccording to data from a new College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) research brief, racial and ethnic minorities are paid equitably, but underrepresented in U.S. higher education leadership.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1226rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:18:06 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1226How Essentialism Can Help Your Job Search and Career“What do you really want out of your career over the next five years?” Few people can actually answer that question. Their answers might be too arbitrary or too vague. To explain what you want, and more importantly how to get it, you must define your purpose and identify what exactly is essential to achieving success.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1222rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 9 Mar 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1222How to Be Influential Without Being LabeledHow do you become influential while still being liked and respected by others? The key might just be spending a little less time focusing on yourself and instead look for ways to contribute. Being aware of your behavior in meetings may also provide opportunities to contribute.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1221rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 7 Mar 2017 07:19:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1221The Curious Case of the “F-Word”Would you use the "F-word" when giving a presentation, delivering a speech, defending your dissertation, attending formal meetings, or in other public settings? Most likely not.If you would generally avoid using the word in more public settings where your professional standing and language matter, why use it freely in settings that are more relaxed or among colleagues?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1216rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1216Berkeley, Milo Yiannopoulos, and the Lessons of Free SpeechRecent events at the University of California, Berkeley reflect the enormous difficulties that campuses can face when trying to ensure freedom of speech while, at the same time, meeting their duty to ensure an inclusive learning environment and to protect everyone’s safety.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1214rss@higheredjobs.com (Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman, from The Conversation)Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1214Dealing with Curmudgeons, Naysayers, and other Difficult PeopleCareers in higher education are often enjoyable and fulfilling, but they aren't always pleasant. Those who have been involved in higher education long enough have witnessed poor treatment of students, malicious behavior among colleagues in department or committee meetings, lack of respect for classified support staff, hostility between administrators and faculty, and opposition to every new idea.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1208&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1208&blog=18How Mentoring Can Impact Your Job Search and CareerMentors are a crucial part of higher education professionals’ support systems. Mentors can provide support and advice to job seekers as well as to people settled in their careers. Dr. Gerald Kowalski and Dr. Anne E. Lombard share their thoughts on the value of mentorship, how to find and interact with mentors, and the role of mentors for professionals seeking work in student affairs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1210rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1210Do Job Seekers Benefit from an Optimism Bias?Career goals tend to have longer lifespans than New Year's resolutions. We're more confident that we can perform in our chosen line of work. In fact, 90 percent of respondents to a poll by BusinessWeek were so optimistic, they believed they were in the top 10 percent of performers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1202rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1202How to Achieve Greater Control Over the Trajectory of Your CareerTraditional career advice tells you to pay for an education, choose a career, work hard, be loyal, and make sacrifices. In return, you will be rewarded with job security, steady professional growth, and an increasing income. But that is no longer the reality of today's world of work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1206rss@higheredjobs.com (Martin Yate, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org/">SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1206Autistic Academics Give Their Thoughts on University LifeColleges and universities are working hard to listen, understand, and meet the needs of autistic students, but the fact that those students can become academics appears to have gone unnoticed. Higher education needs to acknowledge that autistic academics have a lot to give - and with this needs to be an understanding that autistic academics might have different needs in the workplacehttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1205rss@higheredjobs.com (Margaret Prior, from The Conversation)Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1205Is the Resume a Marketing Piece?Long gone are the days that a resume was a brief, factual statement of one's past educational and employment experiences. It can be argued that the sole purpose of a resume is to get an interview. If this is indeed its purpose, then a resume—in part—should be designed to sway opinions and influence decisions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1201rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1201Confronting Employee Performance and Misconduct IssuesConfronting employees about their performance and misconduct requires firmness and finesse. A leader must be firm to make clear that an employee's performance or behavior is unacceptable and must change, while also using finesse to communicate in a way that retains respect for the integrity and dignity of the employee and avoids overreactions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1200rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1200How to Work With an Executive Search ConsultantA primary part of an executive search consultant's job is to develop a pool of applicants that meet their client’s current leadership needs. Whether you are new to working with a search consultant or have some experience, these "dos" and "don'ts" will help you successfully engage with a search consultant throughout each stage of the process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1203rss@higheredjobs.com (Suzanne Teer, Witt/Kieffer)Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:22:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1203Academic Freedom, Academic Responsibility, and CivilityOne of the great strengths of American higher education is the protection of free expression, commonly referred to as academic freedom. Although individual academics may retain substantial degrees of freedom, higher education administrators have a vested interest in ensuring that academic and professional standards are in line with the mission of the institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1199&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1199&blog=18Congressman to Invite All HBCU Presidents to Capitol HillDozens of presidents of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are expected to converge later this month upon the nation’s capital as guests of a Republican House leader who hopes the gathering will help introduce the institutions to his colleagues who have no idea of their history.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1198rss@higheredjobs.com (Reginald Stuart, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com">Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1198Career Fitness: The Triple Package Job SeekerThere are three values that can turn any job seeker into a triple threat for winning the championship of transition – a dream job. The most successful people in America share these three attributes: a superiority complex, feelings of insecurity, and impulse control.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1195rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1195Curbing Emotions During Difficult ConversationsProfessional life can be thrilling, defeating, exhausting, and exhilarating. No doubt about it, work life can be emotionally charged. Being a manager presents interactions that require emotional clarity and control. Consider these tips to help keep your emotions in check when facilitating difficult conversations with the members of your team.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1188rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Tue, 7 Feb 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1188Discriminatory Job Postings? What's the Deal?Have you ever noticed job postings that seem to discriminate against a particular group that you thought were protected under anti-discrimination laws? They aren't necessarily unlawful and may be justified pursuant to an exception to anti-discrimination law referred to as a "bona fide occupational qualification," or "BFOQ."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1187rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 3 Feb 2017 04:31:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1187It’s True, Internet Surfing During Class Is Not so Good for GradesThere is no doubt that having a desktop computer or laptop in school is useful for writing papers, gathering information, and learning how to program and use software. But, as would seem obvious, surfing the internet during class – and connecting with friends, shopping, or streaming movies – could also prove to be a source of distraction and hinder learninghttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1184rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan Ravizza, from The Conversation)Thu, 2 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1184Executive Appointments for January 2017The following higher education appointments were announced in January 2017.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1186rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:35:05 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1186Trigger Warnings, Safer Spaces, and Academic RigorAmong the most contentious of current debates in higher education involves the balance between protecting students and confronting them with difficult or unpleasant issues that require them to think critically. How do we find an appropriate balance between protecting our most vulnerable students and holding them to high academic standards?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1180&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Wed, 1 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1180&blog=18What is an LGBTQ-Friendly Campus?Every student, staff, and faculty member deserves to feel welcomed and safe on campus.So, what does an LGBTQ-friendly campus look like? In this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Dr. Alison Gash from the University of Oregon discusses her thoughts on these topics and the importance of inclusiveness.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1183rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:14:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1183Hidden Biases that May Affect Your JobLike all people, professors are subject to biases. Bias in the classroom exists and the ways that professors’ preconceived notions, research preferences, and even their emotional states might negatively affect students. But bias can also have a negative impact on other parts of a professor’s career and on the university as an institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1178rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1178MLA: Practitioners Failing to Tout Value of HumanitiesIn the wake of a steady decline in undergraduate enrollments within the humanities, the outgoing president of the Modern Language Association (MLA) called on scholarly organizations to do a better job of making the case for why a liberal arts education still matters. Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah said that the declining numbers of students majoring in the humanities is reason to be alarmed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1177rss@higheredjobs.com (Jamal Eric Watson, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com">Diverse: Issues In Higher Education</a>)Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1177Top Financial Wellness Tips to Give Your New GradsMaking strategic financial decisions is a learned skill, and higher education institutions generally offer robust free resources to aid students as they hone this ability. As a higher ed professional working with students facing this challenge, consider the advice of Christine McDonough, director of Student Financial Services at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1176rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1176The Challenge Facing Libraries in an Era of Fake NewsSince the 19th century, academic librarians have been actively engaged in teaching students how to negotiate increasingly complex information environments. In today’s digital world, information literacy is a far more complex subject than it was when the phrase was coined.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1159rss@higheredjobs.com (Donald A. Barclay, from The Conversation)Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1159“Am I Qualified for This Job?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask“Am I qualified for the job?” is the wrong question to ask. The question that makes all the difference is “Am I competitive?” Qualified candidates have the requisite education and experience, but competitive candidates have a wider and deeper degree of experience and expertise.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1171rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1171Think Before Responding to Baseless AccusationsAs you endeavor as a leader to make decisions that are fair, well reasoned, and considerate of others’ interests, there will inevitably be individuals who take exception and react with baseless accusations and attacks. Depending on the nature, context, and intensity of the attacks, the temptation is to react in ways that you will regret.Consider these alternate responses.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1170rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1170Certain Uncertainty: Higher Education in the Trump EraThe inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States coincides with the start of the spring semester. Colleges and universities are returning to an academic schedule that is already planned, continuing a reliable, almost routine operation that is familiar to most. Trump’s inauguration, on the other hand, introduces uncertainty and questions about the direction of educational policy and practice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1173rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Card)Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:32:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1173Ending Weight Bias in the Hiring Process Starts with Being Conscious of ItAppearance plays a significant role in whether a person lands a job after an interview, particularly if that person is an overweight woman, research shows. A research paper noted that marginally heavier job candidates suffered from bias during an experimental job interview. NAAFA has taken on the cause to eliminate hiring bias against overweight people since 1969.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1172rss@higheredjobs.com (Dawn Onley, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org">SHRM.org</A>)Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:10:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1172Balancing Power: Sustaining Organizations through Respect and Shared LeadershipLeaders in higher education use different styles to develop effective organizations. Each has been given the power to lead their organization, but what is it about these leaders that allows them to succeed? How do they use the power of leadership?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1165rss@higheredjobs.com (Roy Schifilliti)Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:18:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1165Five Overlooked Things that Motivate Higher Ed ProfessionalsThe perks of working in higher education go beyond tuition reimbursement for family members or a competitive benefits package.The opportunity to influence students' lives and enhance a learning community are appreciated daily by professionals who are motivated by mission more than just their bottom lines.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1161rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1161The Trump Administration and Higher Ed: Predictions for the FutureWhat does a Trump administration mean for higher education? Based on the handful of comments Trump or his key advisors have made about the challenges facing higher education and their likely responses to them, author Lane A. Glenn presents a few “either-or” scenarios in critical areas that may lie aheadhttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1164rss@higheredjobs.com (Lane A. Glenn)Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:20:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1164Two Degrees for Price of One: School Offers Free Grad TrainingThe University of St. Joseph in West Hartford announced that undergraduates studying business management and accounting will be able to qualify for a fifth-year master's degree with no additional tuition. It's part of a broader strategy to boost enrollment at the private university.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1166rss@higheredjobs.com (Michael Melia, Associated Press)Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:07:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1166Obama’s Higher Education LegacyAs President Obama’s tenure as president comes to a close, many are reflecting on the legacy he’ll leave behind. One policy area in which President Obama and his administration had a significant effect is higher education. His efforts to make higher education more affordable and increase quality and accountability are particularly likely to have lasting effect.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1160rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1160Career Fitness: Be DivergentMost of the openings advertised online attract dozens, sometimes hundreds of applications.The challenge for all of the people represented by those applications is to distinguish themselves from the herd.Or to put it another way, to have a credible shot at getting an interview and thus landing a job, they have to find a way to appear divergent.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1154rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1154Intrusive Academic Advising: A Proactive Approach to Student SuccessAs institutions face mounting pressure to improve retention and graduation rates, it is becoming increasingly important to employ long-term strategies for student success. One solution that has proven effective for many colleges, particularly those in the community college sector, is known as intrusive academic advising.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1153rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 9 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1153Top HigherEdJobs Stories of 2016Which HigherEdJobs' stories from 2016 had the biggest impact on our readers? Last year’s most read and commented on stories fell into three identifiable categories: job searching, career development, and controversy.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1149rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 5 Jan 2017 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1149Why Academics Consulting With Industry on Health Care May Be an Idea Whose Time Has ComeThe advent of the Trump presidency could signal an even greater role for academics in shaping public policy. Health economists will be asked to provide answers to inform policy debates.It is here academics play an important role, helping to evaluate the impact of policies ranging from federal negotiation of drug prices to finding alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1150rss@higheredjobs.com (Darius Lakdawalla & Dana Goldman, from The Conversation)Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1150How to Enhance Communication With a Boss Who Doesn’t ListenDeep and thorough listening requires presence of mind, patience, and skill. It feels tremendously affirming to be heard, especially at work. On the other hand, it’s incredibly frustrating to feel like you are not being heard. This is especially demoralizing if you feel like it’s your manager who is not responding to you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1148rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Tue, 3 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1148New Assistive Technologies Aid Employees with DisabilitiesIt's a new world for employees with disabilities who require assistive technologies to function in the workplace. The arrival of powerful new apps for use on smartphones and tablets, as well as the continuing evolution of older technologies, is allowing workers with sensory or motor impairments to be more productive and efficient than ever.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1146rss@higheredjobs.com (Dave Zielinski, from <a href="https://www.shrm.org/">SHRM.org</a>)Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1146Educator Warns of Pitfalls of Training to Workforce NeedsTuajuanda Jordan, president at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, challenged the trend of aligning higher education with workforce needs and questioned the merits of “training for the immediately apparent and educating for an uncertain future.”https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1147rss@higheredjobs.com (Jamaal Abdul-Alim, from <a href='http://diverseeducation.com/'>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</a>)Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1147How Your College Friendships Help You – or Don’tCollege students spend a tremendous amount of time with their friends. Friends can motivate and support students, but friends can also pull them down academically. But how much do we understand about the role friendships play and how they influence students both academically and socially?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1143rss@higheredjobs.com (Janice M. McCabe, from The Conversation)Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1143Executive Appointments for December 2016The following higher education appointments were announced in December 2016.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1145rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:00:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1145What Applicants Need to Know about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Job InterviewsToday's higher education job applicants need to know much more than just the disciplines they hope to teach. Interview questions often deal with important and emerging issues faced by colleges and universities. While each institution has its own unique culture and issues, many deal with the challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1142&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:46:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1142&blog=18The Leader’s Obligation to Intervene to Stop Negative, Abusive, and Unfair TreatmentEffective leaders understand their obligation to fairly treat employees on their teams.But do they understand the need to intervene to address negative, abusive, and unfair treatment they witness, even when they lack direct authority or influence over the perpetrator and the target of the behavior?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1129rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1129Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ is Bad Career AdviceWhether you’re on the outside of higher education looking to get in, or you are uninspired or misplaced in your current role at a college or university, you may feel the need to find the passion lacking in your career. But passion is not the problem.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1137rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:15:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1137Passion Trumps Competence Most Days - Especially the Interview DayOrganizations not only want to hire the right professional, they also want to hire the right person. Determining the best professional is easy, but how does one determine the best person? Even the best-prepared candidates have to show up and make a good impression on interview day.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1127rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:00:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1127Successfully Navigating the Transition from Peer to BossBeing promoted to a leadership position takes hard work. You likely now have faculty and staff that report to you. Some colleagues may have mixed feelings about your promotion - the same colleagues who were your peers yesterday and now report to you. How do you successfully navigate this transition?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1134rss@higheredjobs.com (Sean Olson)Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1134Balancing Cybersecurity and Academic Freedom is a Challenge on CampusCybersecurity concerns crop up everywhere you turn lately, and academic institutions haven’t been immune to those security breaches. When higher ed breaches occur, attackers typically steal student information, intellectual property, or research data. A common knee-jerk reaction to a cyberattackis to clamp down on access and add more security control, yet too much of anything is not good.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1133rss@higheredjobs.com (Jungwoo Ryoo, from The Conversation)Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1133How Colleges Can Hire and Retain a Diverse Faculty and StaffMany academic institutions say that they want a diverse faculty and staff, but their practices seem to indicate otherwise. If these institutions really want to attract and retain a more diverse faculty, staff, and administration, college leaders at all levels need the courage to make some changes in how business is done and governing boards need to support them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1123&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D. and George R. Boggs, Ph.D.)Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1123&blog=18Returnships and Higher EdMany professionals who have left the workforce for personal reasons are apprehensive about how they might return to the professional sphere. Will the long hiatus render their skills outdated? Does the gap on their resume look bad to potential employers? Returnships, similar to internships, are helping professionals return to work.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1110rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:00:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1110Here’s How Undocumented Students Are Able to Enroll at American UniversitiesStudents and faculty from campuses around the United States have launched a campaign to demand that their universities become “sanctuaries” for undocumented students in response to President-elect Donald Trump vowing to deport millions of undocumented people, beginning on his first day in office.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1118rss@higheredjobs.com (Tanya Golash-Boza & Benigno Merlin, from The Conversation)Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1118How to Build Great TeamsHave you ever wondered why some teams are more effective than others, or why some continue to remain competitive over time while others don't? According to Don Yaeger, the most successful teams are connected to a greater purpose.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1119rss@higheredjobs.com (Dori Meinert, from<a href=https://www.shrm.org>SHRM.org</a>)Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:07:25 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1119How Universities Can Help American Indian Students SucceedHigherEdJobs' Winona Weindling recently spoke with Sara Barnett, director of the Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University, to discuss some of the challenges American Indian students face in college, and what steps colleges and universities can take to alleviate those challenges.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1117rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1117Learning From the Bad Bosses in Your LifeBy its very nature, a “bad boss” situation is one that leaves you feeling stuck, if only for a while until circumstances change. You didn’t choose your “bad boss” nor can you easily influence his or her actions and behaviors. You can, however, take stock in your situation and learn from it for your future growth and development.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1113rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1113What Thomas Edison Teaches You About Overcoming RejectionWhen a rejection letter arrives or you find out you didn’t get a job, it’s easy to assign blame. Instead, see failure as illumination. Look at rejection as evidence for career discovery. This can be tough because employers withhold the evidence of exactly why candidates did not get the job.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1107rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1107Avoiding the Land Mines: Dealing Effectively with Emerging Higher Education IssuesWhen issues or disputes arise in an institution, it’s often easy, but ill-advised, to avoid conflict or to simply look the other way. In the first of this Authors in Residence series, our authors focus on understanding how successful management of issues can help educators navigate today’s challenges.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1109&blog=18rss@higheredjobs.com (George R. Boggs, Ph.D. and Christine Johnson McPhail, Ph.D.)Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=1109&blog=18Female Faculty Putting Productivity in WritingFemale associate professors often face many challenges combining scholarly research with the commitments of teaching and service. To combat these challenges, writing groups for female faculty are forming on many campuses. These groups aim to provide faculty members time and space to write and discuss their research with other colleagues.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1108rss@higheredjobs.com (Pearl Stewart, from <a href="http://diverseeducation.com/">Diverse: Issues In Higher Education</a>)Tue, 22 Nov 2016 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1108Can Professors Prevent Bias in the Classroom?Bias in the classroom might not always be obvious, but it still exists. Professors may hold personal biases or even become biased against an entire class based simply on timing. What can professors do to protect the integrity of their classrooms and ensure fair treatment of students?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1106rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1106College Preparation and Persistence: How Schools Can Help Students Attain DegreesWhile college enrollment rates have increased over the last decade, there are still a large number of students who do not complete their degrees. To combat this issue, many universities are developing programs to help students successfully transition to college and persist through graduation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1105rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:04:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1105Strong Employment Growth Continues for Higher Education in Q3 2016The number of jobs in higher education increased 1.9 percent in Q3 2016, the largest third quarter increase in four years, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1102rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:09:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1102Five Tips for Embracing Classroom DiversityOne sometimes underappreciated mark of a successful academic program is a diverse student and faculty population, which has many benefits in terms of both learning and community engagement for students of all identities. At the same time, instructors can feel intimidated by sensitive discussions about race, sexuality, and privilege, especially in a classroom with students for whom these are deeply personal subjects.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1101rss@higheredjobs.com (Erin Kissick)Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:34:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1101Cleaning Our Filters So We Can Truly ListenFilters take many forms but the most destructive are the biases and prejudices that keep us from understanding others’ messages and points of view and, consequently, from being able to relate to, support, and respond fairly and objectively to the concerns of others.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1096rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1096Start Your Salary Negotiating Process Before You Start Your Job SearchNegotiating a good salary is easier said than done. The employer has more information than you, and the process is both competitive and time-consuming. These approaches may help you winnow your employment options as well as help you eventually negotiate a strong salary for one of the coveted positions that you seek.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1097rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1097Campus Life and Student Veterans:How Colleges Can HelpSteven L. Hall, a 25-year Air Force veteran, discussed his work on campus in veterans affairs and services and some of the best practices his institution implements to make a successful campus life experience for its veteran population.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1099rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1099Are Facebook Groups Good for Professional Networking?LinkedIn is often seen as the social networking site for professionals and those who want to harness the power of social networking for their careers. Although many professionals belong to LinkedIn groups, others prefer using Facebook groups as a way to network with colleagues.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1095rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 9 Nov 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1095Community Colleges Roll Out Plan to Address Sex AssaultConnecticut's 12 community colleges will be rolling out new, interactive software to help educate students about domestic violence, bystander intervention, stalking, and consenting to sex. The initiative, is part of an effort by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, anti-domestic and sexual violence organizations, the Chief State's Attorney, and law enforcement to prevent and address sexual violence on campus.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1093rss@higheredjobs.com (AP News)Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1093What Is the Secret to Success?At hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, thousands of students are in the midst of the fall semester, trying to manage the academic tasks of studying, exams, papers, and lectures. A lot is riding on their academic performance – earning (or just keeping) scholarships, landing summer internships, gaining employment, and of course acquiring new skills and knowledge.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1089rss@higheredjobs.com (Melissa J. Ferguson & Clayton R. Critcher, from The Conversation)Tue, 8 Nov 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1089A Delicate Balance: The Role of the Ombuds in Resolving Campus ConflictAlthough well established at major research universities, ombuds are less well-known elsewhere in academe. Ombuds provide a confidential sounding board for the victimized, disgruntled, and dissatisfied to voice their discontents. By offering a safe channel for communication, ombuds help resolve difficult issues on campus with less discord.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1087rss@higheredjobs.com (Jane Morson)Mon, 7 Nov 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1087Military Veterans in Higher Ed LeadershipWith Veterans Day approaching, HigherEdJobs' director of editorial strategy, Kelly Cherwin, sat down with Lucy Leske of Witt/Kieffer regarding her thoughts on military veterans and their candidacy for higher education leadership positions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1088rss@higheredjobs.com (Lucy Leske)Fri, 4 Nov 2016 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1088Career Fitness: Use a Smart ResumeEmployers are seeking workers who can make a difference on the job.They describe these individuals as “A” level performers, but what they really want is nothing more (or less) than smart workers.How can you prove you're an "A" level performer?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1082rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1082Get Ahead of the Competition: 5 Steps to Prepare for Your Job SearchThere are many reasons and benefits as to why someone should apply for at least one job per year. Staying active in your job search can help you find your dream job and ensure your materials are up-to-date. Chris Mullen explains how to get ahead of the competition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1081rss@higheredjobs.com (Chris Mullen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1081Executive Appointments for October 2016The following higher education appointments were announced in October 2016.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1080rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1080World Series Managers Show How to Make Any Organization a WinnerThe Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908 and the Cleveland Indians haven't since 1948. One of these teams will win it all this year and will have a manager to thank. Companies everywhere can learn from the dugout leadership of Joe Maddon in Chicago and Terry Francona in Cleveland. The managers share common traits that can translate into success in other industries.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1079rss@higheredjobs.com (Lacy Lusk, from<a href="http://www.shrm.org" target="_blank">SHRM.org</a>)Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:48:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1079The Importance of Mentoring for Higher Ed LeadershipMentoring has long been essential to personal and professional development. It increases one’s likelihood of career success. Mentoring can be a more fundamental part of broader leadership development, whether in support of faculty transitioning into administrative roles or career administrators moving into higher echelons of responsibility.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1077rss@higheredjobs.com (Mercedes Chacon Vance)Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1077Five Prompts for Starting Your First Grant ProposalFor professors looking to publish research, grant awards provide additional resources that may not be available at universities. However, securing funding through grant proposals can be a frustrating process. Here are five strategies to help you write a better grant.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1075rss@higheredjobs.com (Winona Weindling)Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:56:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1075Achieving a More Level Playing Field: The Gender Gap Narrows in Campus Video Game Programs“Everyone plays games,” according to Jonathan Elmergreen, executive director of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) – and this experience playing games, he says, explains why academic programs in video game research and design are so popular with female students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1074rss@higheredjobs.com (Jane Morson)Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:51:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1074America’s Nobel Success Is the Story of ImmigrantsSince its inception in 1901, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations. The U.S. alone has had more than 350 Nobel winners. More than 100 of these have been immigrants and individuals born outside of the United States.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1073rss@higheredjobs.com (Adil Najam, from The Conversation)Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:04:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1073Three Networking StepsNetworking can be both straightforward and complicated. It's not just about solving a possible connection's needs. There are three basic steps to networking and understanding the steps can help streamline your job search process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1072rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:18:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1072Higher Ed: Embracing the ADAAs educators and employers, colleges and universities tend to be trailblazers when it comes to their inclusivity programs and practices. Most have departments dedicated to promoting diversity, fostering inclusion, and facilitating civic dialogue. These institutions are often welcoming, supportive environments where employees with disabilities can find the advocacy and accommodations they need to thrive professionally.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1065rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:51:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1065Helping New Leaders Transition into Their RolesThe first 90 to 180 days are crucial for new leaders to gain their footing, develop positive relationships, and establish positive directions that will help them, their institution, and the groups and constituents they represent succeed.Institutional representatives who recruit them must also establish conditions early on – indeed, before their first day – that will support their transition as new leaders.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1067rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:50:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1067Is It Time for a New Model to Fund Science Research in Higher Education?Federal support for higher education research and development - a primary venue to generate innovative new solutions for many societal issues - is decreasing. America's institutions of higher education are still considered by many the best in the world, but they exist on a precipice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1066rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Herman & Claudia Neuhauser, from The Conversation)Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1066A Mandate for More Interim PresidentsPresidential leadership transitions on campus can unsettle the entire institution.One immediate way to improve and refine this process would be through the increased use of outside interim presidents who are not themselves candidates for that particular permanent presidential appointment.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1064rss@higheredjobs.com (Bryan E. Carlson and Kevin J. Matthews)Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:53:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1064Why Do We Still Hand Out Honorary Academic Titles?An honorary degree acknowledges someone who a university committee deems worth honoring, by offering them a special (albeit mostly symbolic) position, in the university community. Some people feel that handing out doctorates to people who do not earn them devalues the degrees people do earn.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1063rss@higheredjobs.com (Hannah Forsyth, from The Conversation)Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1063Three Questions to Reveal an Institution’s Culture and ValuesThe objective of the job interview is to determine the right fit. You wouldn't have made it this far without having a resume or CV that is compatible with the job description, so the pivotal questions asked during the interview are the ones that glean more abstract information to find the perfect match.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1059rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 7 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1059From Witches to Evolution: Making the Case for Scientific LiteracyAlthough they faced resistance from colleagues, two Texas professors shared a common belief in how introductory science should be taught. The success of their nontraditional approach has changed how students think about science on their campus -- and provides a model for scientific literacy efforts nationwide.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1057rss@higheredjobs.com (Jane Morson)Thu, 6 Oct 2016 06:39:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1057When Higher Ed Becomes Higher EgoMany professionals who work in higher education have found themselves navigating around challenging colleagues. How can you devise a strategy for success if your path is impeded by a colleague whose inflated ego wastes resources and interferes with the flow of business?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1052rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1052Executive Appointments for September 2016The following higher education appointments were announced in September 2016.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1050rss@higheredjobs.com (Sarah Osborne)Mon, 3 Oct 2016 04:58:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1050Public Universities Are Under Threat – Not Just by Outside ReformersA new documentary, “Starving the Beast,” examines the state of public higher education. Directed by Austin-based award-winning documentarian Steve Mims, the film argues that a network of right-wing think tanks and educational reformers are undermining public universities. It suggests that America’s great public universities may die from a thousand cuts unless policymakers change course.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1048rss@higheredjobs.com (Brendan Cantwell, from The Conversation)Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1048Infect Your Team With a Positive Attitude: Happiness Can Be Viral, TooResearchers have validated that emotions are contagious in the workplace and can impact the productivity and performance of individuals and teams. What do we know about the impact of emotional contagion and what can managers do about it?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1045rss@higheredjobs.com (Jane Morson)Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1045The Changing Face of TranscriptsCompanies that provide business solutions and services to colleges and universities offer another avenue to education-related careers. The timely and accurate transmission of transcripts is an essential activity in higher education. Parchment has built its business around meeting the needs of all parties to these transactions. We talked to the company’s founder about opportunities presented by applying technology to existing processes.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1042rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:32:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1042The Need for Face-to-Face ConversationsIt is not always easy to get everyone is the same room for important and often difficult conversations.For a variety of reasons, we find ourselves using other communication channels, such as phone, email, or video-conferencing, when face-to-face interaction is needed. Yet, nothing can replace good old-fashioned face-to-face meetings for important conversations, particularly where there is potential for conflict, disagreement, high emotions, anxiety or complex, frustrating issues to discuss.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1039rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:46:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1039Does Your Resume Show Your Age in the Age of Technology?Nothing says "I am old and out-of-touch with current norms" as poignantly as not being technologically proficient.Applying for jobs today has nothing to do with sending your resume or CV through the mail on good paper.The state of the art has changed and one must know and understand the new rules of the game in order to succeed in today's technology-driven world.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1040rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:46:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1040Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Managing Leadership TransitionsAs institutions of higher education respond to challenges of the 21st century, transitions in leadership are increasingly common. While it’s admirable to talk about embracing new challenges and paving the road to the future with innovation, the inescapable truth is that leadership transitions bring unease.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1041rss@higheredjobs.com (Barbara LoMonaco)Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:46:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1041Career Fitness: Are You a Target for Career Bullying?Career bullying has become a pandemic in today’s workplace and job market. Employers discredit the aspirations of intelligent and dedicated workers.The recruiting process for those in transition beats up on them and belittles them in front of their families.It’s reprehensible behavior, and the time has come to put a stop to it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1036rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1036Giving Valid Feedback and Avoiding Feedback That Isn’tWe've all received constructive criticism at one point in our careers.Sometimes we even have to provide constructive criticism. That can be tough, especially if it has to do with an employee's work ethic or attitude. Do you know how to handle these situations?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1024rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 9 Sep 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1024Is “Adjunct” a Bad Word?How people feel about the term “adjunct” has to do both with their reasons for teaching part-time and their specific situations.Some worry that the term "adjunct" implies that they are unable to find a full-time job, while others worry it means they are employed full-time by a university - interfering with other professional pursuits.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1038rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:31:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1038How Men Benefit From Family-Friendly Tenure PoliciesIn recent years, many research universities have adopted more “family-friendly” tenure rules aimed at helping women balance family and career. Research shows that despite such policies, gender equality remains elusive in academia when it comes to tenure consideration. Rather, some of these policies are helping men, not women.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1028rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly Bedard, Heather Antecol, & Jenna Stearns, from The Conversation)Wed, 7 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1028Why a Four-Day Workweek is Not Good for Your HealthThe idea of a four-day workweek sounds great, giving employees extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. Many companies have tested or even implemented it, citing happier, healthier workers. But there may be hidden dangers to employees' health.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1033rss@higheredjobs.com (Allard Dembe from The Conversation)Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1033Time Runs Short for New Hires to Prove ThemselvesRecent academic hires may not have until the end of the first semester to show their value to their new institution. A majority of employers will already have made up their minds about whether they made a good hire after just three months.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1026rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1026Making College MatterMany students arrive in college without a clear sense of purpose or direction. That is to be expected. A significant part of the undergraduate experience, after all, involves grappling with big questions about professional, personal, and civic identity. Who am I? What do I want to do with my life? How can I contribute to my community and the world? The best students pursue these questions with vigor.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1025rss@higheredjobs.com (Leo M. Lambert & Peter Felten, from The Conversation)Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1025Hiring the Right People: Interviewing for Interpersonal CompetenceWhile candidates report their qualifications in resumes or CVs, cover letters, and supporting materials, the interview is your chance to assess through direct interaction whether they possess the traits and characteristics you desire.Candidates must be challenged to demonstrate how prior experiences with interpersonal relationship, communication, and conflict challenges will translate into effectively addressing similar challenges in the new role.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1013rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1013Strategies for Effectively Onboarding New StaffHiring a new staff person is no small task. Every stage of the process requires careful attention to detail: preparing the job posting, strategizing the interview plan, extending an offer, and negotiating the terms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1022rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:06:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1022Most Students Borrow for College, But Are They Financially Literate?A college degree is viewed as an important credential for gainful employment and professional success. At the same time, college is costly, and college financing strategies are complex. Three out of five college students depend on student loans to fund their education, but do they really understand the real-world implications of these loans?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1020rss@higheredjobs.com (Catherine Montalto & Anne McDaniel, from The Conversation)Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:26:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1020Strong Employment Growth for Higher Education in Q2 2016For the second quarter in a row employment in higher education saw strong growth. The number of jobs in higher education increased 1.8%, the largest second quarter growth since Q2 2012, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1019rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1019Foreign-Born Faculty Face ChallengesForeign-born faculty, particularly those new to the United States and those who are non-native English speakers, can face a host of additional challenges that compound all of the stresses of starting a new position, often in an institution and classroom setting that is very different from that of their home country.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1012rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1012Interest in Sustainable Food and Farming Revitalizes Agricultural Studies at UMassFood production issues rank at the top of many students’ lists of global, domestic, and personal concerns. By expanding beyond traditional courses and encouraging interdisciplinary work within the UMass system, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture is attracting new students and revitalizing its mission as a historic land-grant institution.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1015rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=1015After Supreme Court’s Fisher Decision: What We Need to Know About Considering Race in AdmissionsOn Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a race-conscious post-secondary admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered to be the swing vote, joined Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, in a 4-3 decision that affirmed the constitutionality of the race-conscious policy and the university’s compelling interest in the educational benefits of a diverse student body.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1011rss@higheredjobs.com (Liliana M. Garces, Assistant Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University, from The Conversation)Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:55:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1011No More Excuses for Not Managing Misbehaving EmployeesSome leaders are reluctant to address difficult behaviors they observe in employees or that are reported to them.Yet, failing to address bad behavior implicitly sanctions it, giving misbehaving employees license to continue.It also frustrates employees who must continue to deal with their difficult co-worker, leading to distrust of the leader and organization for their failure to respond.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1010rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:55:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1010Don't Make Rookie Mistakes as an Executive Applicant, Part IIAvoiding common pitfalls can be just as advantageous as doing things well. This second part of this two part series encourages applicants to allocate sufficient time to present their materials well. Planning and anticipating search committees’ needs and perspectives will position you as a candidate that every search committee will want to interview.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1009rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:55:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1009Tips for Meeting with HR to Discuss Workplace ChallengesWhen challenges arise, employees should seek institutional support and expect the human resources office to help identify and implement strategies to help address the situation. At the same time, employees should prepare for these interactions beforehand to put organizational representatives in the best position to help them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=977rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=977Career Fitness: Optimize Your ResumesThe key to landing a great job is to have a unique and tailored resume for each job to which you apply. A tailored resume will reflect those differences in the presentation of a job seeker’s skills, experience, and accomplishments.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1006rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 9 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1006Three Things Institutions Want to Know About Job CandidatesPredicting which questions will be asked during an interview is difficult. Sure, there are common questions that interviewers ask to start the conversation, like “Why do you want this job?” But those questions are about the candidate’s story, a key part of the narrative but not the purpose for the interview. Hiring committees are really most interested in what’s best for their institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1000rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 5 Aug 2016 05:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1000Want College to Be Affordable? Start With Pell GrantsIn her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton discussed free college and student debt relief.She offered few details of policy proposals. Now that we are past the conventions and into the campaign, the presidential nominees are likely to speak in more detail about their specific policies.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1003rss@higheredjobs.com (Donald E. Heller, University of San Francisco, from The Conversation)Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1003The Modern Day AVP: Balancing Challenges with RewardsBeing an associate/assistant vice president involves balancing challenge with reward. The AVP role often sits at the epicenter of our most complex issues. This blog post aims to help reframe one's thoughts regarding work - both the divisional structures and the concept of work/life integration.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=999&blog=17rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hecht, Ed.D. & Jason B. Pina, Ed.D.)Wed, 3 Aug 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=999&blog=17Preparing for Your First Week on the JobCongratulations on your new job! Usually the conversation where you accept the offer and confirm your salary and start date is busy enough. It doesn't present the chance to pose those nitty gritty questions such as: Where do I park on my first day? What is the office dress code? How do I navigate campus? Where do I eat lunch?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=990rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 1 Aug 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=990Hiring the Right People: Evaluating Candidates for Interpersonal CompetenceToo often, the pressure to identify qualifications that are more concretely related to the tasks and duties of the job takes precedence over the attention needed to identify character traits that fit the organizational culture.Those responsible for hiring are not always prepared to select individuals who are both technically and interpersonally proficient.To remedy this, consider these suggestions to support the search process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=996rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=996Tenure Between Two Gilded AgesFor many, a tenure-track position is the holy grail of academic appointments. For others, mainly those outside of academia, tenure has become a word that keeps unqualified and under-performing professors teaching in unpopular fields. Where did this idea of tenure for professors come from, how has it changed, and what does it actually mean in today’s higher education landscape?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=997rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:24:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=997After Fisher: Affirmative Action and Asian-American StudentsAfter eight years, the Abigail Fisher case finally has been put to rest. In a landmark judgment on June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of race-conscious affirmative action in university admissions. Supporters of race-conscious admissions programs are understandably gratified. But has the case resolved the larger moral and political disagreements over affirmative action?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=993rss@higheredjobs.com (Michele S. Moses, Christina Paguyo, & Daryl Maeda, from The Conversation)Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=993Five Key Steps to Be an Effective Leader in a Liberal Arts/Humanities PositionWatching recent trends in academia can sometimes be disheartening, as funding and programs are cut and an increasing percentage of faculty members are adjuncts with little job stability or institutional support. How can you support your department or college’s scholarly community and empower it to not only survive but to grow?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=989rss@higheredjobs.com (Erin Kissick)Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=989When to Take Ownership of ConflictConflict generally results from actions and behaviors in which all parties have engaged.Tempting as it is to blame the conflict on flaws in the other person’s personality and arguments, and to view ourselves as blameless, common sense says otherwise. If conflict is to be resolved, someone must take the first step.Perhaps that should be you.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=986rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:49:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=986Don't Make Rookie Mistakes as an Executive Applicant, Part ISometimes the best example is a bad example. Success is a combination of doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things. Don't make any rookie application mistakes as you seek a senior position in higher education, lest it make you seem unknowledgeable, incompetent, or only marginally competitive.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=988rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:49:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=988Executive Search Firms: The Myths and Truths Behind ThemFrom the perspective of both the hiring institution and the candidate, there can be many misconceptions about search firms’ involvement in the recruitment process. In this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview Andrew Hibel speaks with Jennifer Desjarlais, executive search consultant for Witt/Kieffer about the truths and myths behind search firms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=982rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:04:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=982Why Debt-Free College Will Not Solve the Real Problems in America’s Higher Education SystemAmerican higher education faces serious long-term problems. However, reducing tuition or college debt to zero isn’t the right way to solve them. The deep problems in American higher education today aren’t due to the fact that students borrow or pay tuition, it is because the schools serving the bulk of America’s underprivileged students are increasingly resource-starved.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=983rss@higheredjobs.com (David H. Feldman and Robert B. Archibald, from The Conversation)Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:21:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=983Improving the Institution’s Response to Everyday Workplace ChallengesWhen employees need support from their institution’s HR department regarding a workplace challenge, they aren’t always seeking to escalate matters by filing a formal complaint.If HR lacks the proper tools to provide real solutions and relies too heavily on traditional policy driven responses, they’ll be perceived as ineffective and unresponsive.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=975rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 8 Jul 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=975Career Fitness: Don’t Be a Job Seeker in Your Job SearchThe daily grind of the job search involves visits to job boards, applications to posted openings, and networking online and off. It’s what job seekers do, but all too often the way we do it positions us as a supplicant for work. We act as if the employer has all the power in the job market and we have none.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=973rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 5 Jul 2016 06:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=973The Truth About For-Profit Colleges and Trump UniversityDocuments released in a federal lawsuit against Trump University have put presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the defensive. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is now highlighting the fraud that is at the center of the case. In the process, many commentators are identifying the Trump University business model as further indication of the fraudulent activity seen to be endemic to all for-profit higher education institutions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=972rss@higheredjobs.com (Kevin Kinser, from The Conversation)Fri, 1 Jul 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=972The Outside Interim Executive: Why Your Campus May Need OneOver the last decade the engagement and deployment of interim executives from outside the host institution has suddenly become a much more common phenomenon in American higher education. The emergence and proliferation of outside interim executives is a phenomenon that has already had a profound and dynamic impact upon our nation's colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=971rss@higheredjobs.com (Bryan E. Carlson and George J. Matthews)Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=971Ageism and the Job HuntAgeism is a mounting concern domestically and abroad. Now is a critical time to examine this bias, because nearly a quarter of the world’s population will reach or surpass age 60 over the next three decades, growing from 12 percent to 22 percent.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=969rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=969Reboot Your Career This Summer With These Weekday TasksThe summer months are a great time for higher ed professionals to relax, but it’s also a great time to reboot your job search and career development. By taking advantage of a summer respite now, you can reap the benefits during the busier parts of the academic year.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=970rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:52:48 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=970Why Are Public Colleges and Universities Enrolling Too Many Out-of-State Students?A recent report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute pointed out how out-of-state enrollments are limiting opportunities for in-state students. Years of underfunding and the growth of market-based practices such as competition for tuition revenue have created incentives for colleges and universities to enroll nonresidents. The consequence of this has been added financial strain on lower-income students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=955rss@higheredjobs.com (Brendan Cantwell, from The Conversation)Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=955Campuses Aren’t Safe. Are Universities Doing Enough?The Brock Turner sexual assault case at Stanford University has once again turned the media's attention to safety on college campuses. As students face enormous risks on campus, questions are being raised about whether universities are doing enough to protect students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=959rss@higheredjobs.com (Kalpana Jain, from The Conversation)Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:04:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=959Are Executive Applicants Public Figures or Celebrity Candidates?While the executive applicant is unlikely to be dogged by celebrity paparazzi, the Web has created a trail of cyber breadcrumbs that will seemingly be available into perpetuity. Now, with a few clicks, one's social media presence, past speeches, publication record, speaking engagements, and newsworthiness are all displayed for the world to see. How might a search committee use this publicly available information when evaluating candidates, and is it possible that it could affect your current position?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=964rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=964Are You Listening?Three Common Listening Errors and How to Correct ThemWell-intended leaders open their doors so employees can share concerns and seek advice and support. But do they respond prematurely before an employee has had a chance to be fully heard? Leaders must recognize when employees need the time and space to talk and resist the urge to disrupt the flow of their thoughts with well-intended but ill-timed responses.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=963rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=963How to Get the Most From Your Performance ReviewPerformance reviews don't have to be something to dread. In fact, they should be quality time spent with your supervisor talking about your accomplishments, priorities, and goals. The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is pioneering a new performance management process to help stimulate robust conversations between managers and employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=958rss@higheredjobs.com (Ashley Bjornsen & Rachel Szelag)Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=958The Hefty Price of ‘Study Drug’ Misuse on College CampusesA growing number of students on college campuses have been using ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, as “study drugs” – to help them stay up all night and concentrate. Recreational use of these drugs, as with all other illegal and non-prescribed drugs, comes with negative consequences.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=954rss@higheredjobs.com (Lina Begdache, Binghamton University, from The Conversation)Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=954How to Share an OfficeUniversities are increasingly turning to shared office spaces, forcing professors to rethink how they will work without complete control over their environment. But in a profession so closely associated with solitude and independence, how can you manage?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=952rss@higheredjobs.com (David McCarthy)Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=952Core Competencies for SuccessThe associate/assistant vice president for student affairs role requires a different set of skills and competencies than previous positions one may have held. What does it take to be a successful AVP?Understanding the nuances of this position and committing to the pursuit of excellences within the role are essential.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=956&blog=17rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hecht, Ed.D. & Jason B. Pina, Ed.D.)Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:54:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=956&blog=17Should Institutions and Candidates Cling to Organizational Charts?Organizational charts help to clearly define roles and structures within institutions. Higher education is complex, however, so the hierarchical model is not easily applied. While org charts within higher ed may shuffle often, it’s important for job candidates to track them and pay close attention to their composition and how they are exhibited.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=950rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 8 Jun 2016 05:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=950Explainer: How Campus Policies Limit Free SpeechColleges and universities are supposed to be places where freedom of expression flourishes. Sadly, that is not always the case. Places of higher learning seem more interested in "safe spaces" rather than in freedom of expression. Several recent incidents across campuses illustrate this.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=947rss@higheredjobs.com (David Hudson, Vanderbilt University, from The Conversation)Mon, 6 Jun 2016 04:00:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=947Book Review: Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher EducationThe National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) published “Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education,” a comprehensive history and review of assessment efforts in higher education authored by a stable of authors who have devoted years of research to the subject. Their core criticism is that common practices in assessment have not consistently shown that they can improve student learning.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=940rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Thu, 2 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=940Speak Your Way to a Better Job: Part IIPublic speaking is a powerful way to gain professional recognition. But, do you know how to build your speaking skills and then use them to enhance your career? Several expert public speakers with a wide-range of specialties weigh in with their advice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=938rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Tue, 31 May 2016 04:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=938The Best Career Advice from This Year’s Commencement SpeechesCommencement speeches can often offer helpful advice for students as well as those in higher education. Here are seven great speeches from 2016’s graduation season with something to say to the higher ed professional.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=939rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Fri, 27 May 2016 10:57:05 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=939Career Fitness: Practice Contingency PlanningToday’s workplace is unpredictable. Unpredictability does not mean that we must surrender to fate. Instead, it requires a commitment to contingency planning, which could help minimize surprises at work and maximize your ability to shape the course of events in your career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=937rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 26 May 2016 07:02:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=937Hiring the Right People: Including Interpersonal Competence in Job DescriptionsEmployees that can interact positively and get along well with others can create a positive, productive, and civil work environment. Recruiting employees who demonstrate these skills should begin long before the interview process and several measures should be considered before a position is posted.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=930rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 23 May 2016 08:59:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=930Higher Education Employment Increases in Q1 2016The number of jobs in higher education increased 0.7 percent in Q1 2016, the largest first quarter growth since Q1 2013, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=931rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 23 May 2016 06:10:05 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=931How to Get Rehired by an InstitutionRehiring former employees wasn’t widely embraced by organizations in the past. Today, there seems to be fewer concerns about hiring so-called “boomerang” employees, and evidence suggests colleges and universities are more accepting of boomerang employees, even finding value in the practice.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=929rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 20 May 2016 12:00:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=929Improving Performance Management: New Employee-Driven Approach at UNLApplying rigid, standardized methods to the sensitive challenge of measuring motivation and accomplishment during performance management efforts doesn't always take personal differences into account. A team from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska discovered that a consistent, flexible, and simple approach to performance management focused on employee strengths has yielded positive results.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=922rss@higheredjobs.com (Ashley Bjornsen & Rachel Szelag)Wed, 18 May 2016 09:20:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=922The Unwritten Rules of Applying for Executive PositionsA healthy balance is one key to success when writing your resume or CV. How does one find the middle ground that presents oneself as a well-qualified candidate whom the selection committee should pursue? Here are four guidelines for senior executives, who by their very nature have a long track record of noteworthy successes, and want to present a robust, but believable, resume.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=917rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 16 May 2016 05:25:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=917Building Staff Morale: A Holistic ApproachStaff morale fosters or inhibits growth and impacts all employees' attitudes. Effectively building morale attests to the subtleties of leadership. Effective leaders create cultures where workers feel comfortable and valued. Only then can they fully employ their skills and talents.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=918rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 16 May 2016 05:25:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=918Leading Team Meetings to Address Work ChallengesTeam members experience daily challenges working with co-workers, faculty, students, administrators, customers, and other constituents. Having an effective team can foster a spirit of collegiality so that team members can support one another to respond to these challenges and leaders must seize every opportunity to support team interaction to address these situations.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=919rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 16 May 2016 05:25:48 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=919Recruiting a More Diverse FacultyInstitutions of all types are placing an emphasis on recruiting and retaining faculty from underrepresented groups and the practices for doing so are evolving. Raymond Plaza, director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Santa Clara University, shares some of his experiences and the innovative programs he's led to achieve this goal.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=916rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 11 May 2016 12:34:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=916Are Income Share Agreements a Good Way to Pay for College?The traditional way to repay student loans is to make the same monthly payment each month for 10-20 years.But some are proposing Income Share Agreements (ISAs), in which students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=915rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert Kelchen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, from The Conversation)Mon, 9 May 2016 11:36:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=915The Best Career Advice from Our MomsWith Mother's Day approaching, some of the folks at HigherEdJobs share the best advice their moms gave them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=914rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Fri, 6 May 2016 11:00:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=914Speak Your Way to a Better Job: Part IHow do you differentiate yourself from others in your profession? Standing out from the crowd is one of the most important fundamental elements in determining whether or not you’re successful and proficient public speaking is a powerful way to gain professional recognition.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=912rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Fri, 6 May 2016 05:00:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=912Has the Library Outlived Its Usefulness in the Age of Internet? You’d Be SurprisedWith the existence of unlimited amounts of information freely available on the Internet, are academic and public libraries in danger? A recent survey found that Americans say they’re using public libraries less, but usage numbers reported by libraries indicate the opposite.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=911rss@higheredjobs.com (Donald A. Barclay, from The Conversation)Thu, 5 May 2016 06:28:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=911College Athletic Directors Need to Lead, but Can They Also Fit In?College sports are important in securing alumni and donor support as well as raising the overall profile of institutions. But some question if athletics and athletic directors play too large of a role at colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=910rss@higheredjobs.com (Greg Santore, Witt/Kieffer)Wed, 4 May 2016 05:06:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=910Are You an Academic Pack Rat?A professor’s refusal to throw away a paper, sell a used book, or delete an email chain makes sense in the context of the academic life. But can it be a problem for your career? As higher ed increasingly becomes more "corporate" many academics may need to find ways to get organized.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=906rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 3 May 2016 07:09:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=906Career Fitness: Break the HabitWhether you’re searching for your next job or have been in the same position for awhile, you've probably fallen into some sort of routine or habit. And when we do, we lower our ability to excel and to achieve results that will advance our career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=902rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:57:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=902Transitioning, Maximizing, and Moving OnThe transition to associate/assistant vice president starts well before an AVP's first day on the job. This transition also happens to be one of the most critical times for a new AVP. This blog post addresses how to successfully transition into the role, how to maximize the opportunity, and when to know whether or not you are ready to become a vice president.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=899&blog=17rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hecht, Ed.D. & Jason B. Pina, Ed.D.)Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:55:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=899&blog=17College Is Worth It. Who Should Pay for It?Presidential candidates from both parties have advanced proposals about how higher education should be funded. The way higher education is funded has become a topic of public interest. Data compiled by the annual report of College Board, "Trends in College Pricing," show why.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=897rss@higheredjobs.com (Brendan Cantwell, from The Conversation)Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:19:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=897What Should You Keep on Your Resume? Nine Questions That DecideSummarizing your credentials into a sleek, powerful document that quickly grabs the attention of hiring managers can be stressful. As your career progresses, summarizing your credentials only gets trickier. What should you keep on your resume, and what can you remove?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=893rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:27:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=893Pay for Hourly Employees in Higher Education Varies Widely by Geographic RegionHourly employees in higher education receive far different compensation depending on what part of the country they’re in, according to data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2015-16 Non-Exempt Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=894rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:56:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=894Book Review - AVP: Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/Assistant Vice President for Student AffairsHecht and Pina, editors of “AVP: Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs,” assembled a diverse cast of administrators to deliver a thoughtful contribution to student affairs literature, on a subject which hasn’t previously been analyzed to this degree.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=891rss@higheredjobs.com (Ainsley Carry, Ed.D., MBA, and Roopali Malhotra, J.D., MBE)Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:30:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=891What You Can Expect from an Accreditation ProcessThe term “accreditation review” often evokes fear in the hearts of even the strongest faculty members. But, the process doesn’t have to be daunting. While it is a lot of work, the accreditation review process can be easily managed if you follow these three guidelines.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=889rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:36:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=889New Data Reveals 10 Stunning Facts on National Attainment RatesLooking to provide evidence of “high-quality” learning within credentials among U.S. citizens, an annual report by the Lumina Foundation reveals specific data on national postsecondary attainment rates—broken down into type of certifications and degrees, geography, and ethnicity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=887rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:30:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=887Secrets to Being a Stand-Out Executive CandidateA lot has changed since the last time you revised your resume or curriculum vitae. To make matters worse, the changes are the things that they do not teach you in graduate school. How, then, does one learn the secrets to being a good candidate?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=881rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:27:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=881The Leader’s Role in Coaching Employees through ConflictLeaders and managers must ensure that conflict is appropriately managed within the workplace and must take responsibility for helping employees develop the capability to address their conflict situations on their own whenever possible. One means for doing this is one-on-one coaching to help employees work through conflicts and develop skills and strategies for addressing issues.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=882rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:27:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=882Faculty Engagement: Lessons Learned from Three InstitutionsThe success of any college or university depends in large part on the effectiveness of its teaching community. As the front line in delivering quality education, faculty members are a key determinant in whether or not an institution lives up to the needs and expectations of its students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=884rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:27:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=884Cultivating Purposeful Non-Verbal Communication in an InterviewTo do well in an interview, you need to be socially present and authentic. Non-verbal communication is powerful and is hard to fake – especially when you’re nervous. Rather than overcompensating for your nervousness, make peace with your role as a job seeker.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=885rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:43:06 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=885Customize Your Job Search – Not Your ResumeWhile there are benefits to tailoring your resume to different jobs and applying to as many jobs as possible, it’s not the most useful approach when looking for a career. Instead of customizing your resume, you should customize your search by figuring out where you want to go and why.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=883rss@higheredjobs.com (Abigail Forney)Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:54:41 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=883Minorities Are Getting Equal Pay in Professional-Level Higher Ed Jobs, but Are Underrepresented in Most PositionsPay for minorities in the upper ranks of professional-level higher ed jobs is generally on par with that of non-minorities, but the number of minorities working in such positions doesn’t jibe with the overall demographics of the U.S. population, according to data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2015-16 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=878rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:22:09 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=878Career Cross-Training: Boosting Your Career by Trying New ThingsJust as athletes cross-train with physical activities that aren’t directly related to their sport, higher education professionals should also cross-train to enhance their careers. Career cross-training can uncover hidden talents and may lead to both personal and professional development.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=877rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 8 Apr 2016 06:53:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=877Community College Leadership: Widening the Road to Higher EducationCommunity colleges often face unique challenges compared to four-year institutions, but these egalitarian gateway colleges remain as vital as ever in their mission of serving local populations and bringing higher education to a wider audience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=868rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:50:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=868The Unique Nature of the AVP RoleLittle has been written about the associate/assistant vice president (AVP) role. Many professionals work years to advance their careers and obtain this position, which is extremely influential and has the potential to shape organizations. This blog post examines how AVPs can maximize their positions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=863&blog=17rss@higheredjobs.com (Amy Hecht, Ed.D. & Jason B. Pina, Ed.D.)Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:54:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=863&blog=17Universities Give Best Practices to Attract, Retain, and Support Students Within STEM FieldsDeveloping new minds ready to take on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) may be a national priority in the U.S., but if the current trends in higher education continue, that goal could be pretty difficult to achieve.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=862rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:41:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=862Tenure-Track Instructors Saw Largest Overall Salary Increase Among Higher Ed Faculty for 2015-16Instructors in tenure-track positions received the largest overall median salary increase of any academic rank this academic year, and these positions generally remain the highest-paid faculty positions in higher education, according to data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2015-16 Faculty in Higher Education Salary Survey.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=859rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:47:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=859How to Stay Positive in Your Job SearchEven in the academic world, searching for a job can be stressful. It is, however, possible to stay positive as you search for the perfect job. David Bellm shares techniques on how to tap into the power of positivity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=855rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Thu, 24 Mar 2016 04:45:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=855The Challenges of Title IX on Community College CampusesTitle IX compliance encompasses much more than sports programs and sexual assault cases as focused on by the media. As a recipient of federal money, community colleges must adhere to the same regulations as many four-year universities, but the challenges and obstacles those tasked with enforcing Title IX at these institutions face are often unique.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=854rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:40:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=854Here’s Another Reason Why Many Community College Students Do Not Get Their DegreeNearly half of the community college students surveyed in a study showed symptoms related to one or more mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Could the mental health of community college students play a role in their degree completion?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=853rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel Eisenberg & Sara Goldrick-Rab, from The Conversation)Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:20:38 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=853Practices for Early Intervention and Resolution of ConflictConflict is a natural part of organizational life.Yet, leaders often struggle to timely respond to conflict situations until they escalate and it becomes too late to restore matters to the level of order and cooperation that was present before conflict arose.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=840rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:42:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=840Strategies for Getting Hired into Senior Executive Positions (in Higher Ed)Senior professionals applying for positions such as vice presidents, provosts, and presidents often have more in common than long successful careers with numerous accomplishments. Many also suffer from the reputation of being poor applicants for very competitive positions as higher education executives.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=841rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:28:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=841Career Fitness: Listen to Your Mother (to Find a Great Job)Having many social media connections seems like a great way to network and land a job, but Mom always said "Don't talk to strangers!" Or, to put it in workplace terms, don't risk your reputation or your own job security by vouching for someone you don't know.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=846rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:17:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=846Higher Ed Leaders See Modest Salary Increases, but Gender Disparity Emerges as a Key IssueSenior leaders in higher education saw pay raises this academic year, but the rate of increase dropped somewhat and is accompanied by a sharpening salary gap between genders, according to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=848rss@higheredjobs.com (David Bellm)Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:12:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=848How Can Universities Encourage Young People to Vote?Young people have the power to shape elections. But how can universities encourage them to get out and vote?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=847rss@higheredjobs.com (Alan Solomont, Tufts University, from The Conversation)Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:29:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=847Ask Yourself the Right Interview QuestionsMost job candidates know the importance of asking a potential employer the right questions during an interview. But, did you know that asking the right questions of yourself before going into the interview will also help you succeed?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=842rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 8 Mar 2016 04:30:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=842Your Next Leadership Position: Dive Deep Before Signing OnKnowing the deep dive that search firms perform to identify, attract, and vet candidates, are you engaging in the same depth of research and inquisition to ensure that the fit is right for you?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=839rss@higheredjobs.com (Joyce A. De Leo, PhD)Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:16:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=839How to Maximize Your Office TimeMaximizing your time and productivity when you're in the office can be the difference between a good work-life balance and not. But do you know the best strategies to make the most of your time in the office?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=837rss@higheredjobs.com (David McCarthy)Tue, 1 Mar 2016 04:34:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=837The Changing Nature of University HousingUniversity housing encompasses so much more than managing residence halls and much has changed over the years. In this month's Higher Ed Careers, Andrew Hibel speaks with Mary DeNiro, CEO and executive director of ACUHO-I about those changes and how housing professionals can stay up-to-date.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=838rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:31:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=838Career Fitness: Make Sure You Get Career InsuranceHaving long-term goals in your job search can defend you from today's unpredictable economy. Instead of looking for a job, searching for a career advancement opportunity can provide protection in the form of career insurance.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=833rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:14:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=833Higher Ed Careers Advice for The Placement Exchange AttendeesOver the past several years, HigherEdJobs has conducted interviews with professionals from several of the partner associations of The Placement Exchange and asked each their advice for succeeding at interviewing and networking at this event.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=831rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:32:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=831Employment in Higher Education Grows at Fastest Pace in Three YearsAnalyses of U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics data on higher education employment as well as job posting trends from HigherEdJobs reveals that during the fourth quarter of 2015 the number of jobs in higher education grew.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=829rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 22 Feb 2016 04:48:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=829Self-Assessment as a Means for Self-AdvocacyBeing able to measure and demonstrate your professional value can further the development and advancement of your career.But do you know how to effectively evaluate your performance?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=828rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:18:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=828There’s a New Addiction on Campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)Problematic Internet Use (PIU) is now considered to be a behavioral addiction and may be affecting students across college campuses. The authors take a deeper look at PIU and what it can mean for today's students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=826rss@higheredjobs.com (Susan M. Snyder, Jennifer E. O'Brien, & Wen Li, from The Conversation)Tue, 16 Feb 2016 02:57:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=826The Theory of Weak Ties, Social Media, and Your Job SearchAccording to research, a more effective way to find a job through personal contacts is through a "weak tie" while others argue that "strong ties" make for better networks. In this day and age of social media, does the strength of your connection dictate the effectiveness of your network?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=823rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:38:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=823Provosts and Productivity:Five Starting PointsIn Martin and Samels third blog post, the authors present five strategies for increasing institutional productivity.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=822&blog=16rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:37:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=822&blog=16How to Handle Advancement Job Opportunities (and Create Career Karma)The abundance of opportunities in advancement can often be tempting when you're considering a new career. But do you really know the best way to go about evaluating whether or not a position is right for you?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=821rss@higheredjobs.com (Dennis Barden)Mon, 8 Feb 2016 04:10:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=821Turning the Tide: Can Admissions Reforms Redefine Achievement?A recent report out of Harvard calls for college and university admissions to be "more humane, less super-human." But is it enough to have a major impact on the academy?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=818rss@higheredjobs.com (Julie Renee Posselt, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Michigan, from The Conversation)Thu, 4 Feb 2016 09:43:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=818Bring Your Talent to InterviewsYour unique talents can separate you from the other candidates you're competing with for a position. Do you know how to showcase what makes you different and stand out from the pack during an interview?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=817rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:34:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=817Changing the Culture of Customer Service in Higher EducationThe idea of students as customers is becoming more and more common in higher education. What can professionals in academia, especially those working in student affairs, learn from customer service experts about dealing with students?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=814rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:08:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=814How Student Affairs Pros Can Keep up With Social MediaHaving a grasp of social media and how today's college students interact with these platforms can make or break your career as a student affairs professional. Do you know the best way to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of social media?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=811rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:30:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=811Career Lessons From Professors in MoviesEven though Hollywood often exaggerates traits of higher education professionals, there’s a lot to learn from professors in movies. Justin Zackal takes a fun look at notable movie professors and just what we can learn from them.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=807rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:18:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=807Four Effective Strategies for Managing CommitteesDoes the thought of managing a committee intimidate you? Author Greg Sandler provides four strategies for effective committee management.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=806rss@higheredjobs.com (Greg Sandler)Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:05:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=806Fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream: The Role for Higher EducationWhat role can universities play in helping to eliminate barriers that still exist for minorities today?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=808rss@higheredjobs.com (Roland V. Anglin, David D. Troutt, Elise Boddie, Nancy Cantor, Peter Englot, from The Conversation)Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:16:49 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=808At UC San Diego, Retired Professors are Mentoring First-Generation College StudentsA group of emeriti professors at UC San Diego provide career guidance and a understanding to nearly 100 first generation freshmen and sophomores from low-income families.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=804rss@higheredjobs.com (Melvin H Green, Professor Emeritus Biology, University of California, San Diego, from The Conversation)Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:38:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=804Career Fitness: The Employer Litmus TestEvaluating whether a particular employer is right for your career is almost as important as the employer evaluating whether or not you're the right candidate. Peter Weddle suggests an Employer Litmus Test to help you determine if an employer will view you as a line item or an asset.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=803rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:30:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=803Academic Self-BrandingEstablishing a personal brand goes beyond creating a LinkedIn profile. It can help you succinctly articulate who you are professionally. But developing your personal brand isn't always so easy and often requires a great deal of soul searching.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=799rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:12:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=799Five Reasons Why You Should Work at Your Alma MaterGoing back to where your education began might be a great career move, but be certain that nostalgia isn't your only motivation for returning.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=798rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 8 Jan 2016 04:53:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=798The Biggest Mistake Employers Make Interviewing CandidatesHiring candidates who practice leadership makes a difference, yet leadership is rarely assessed during an interview. Gary DePaul discusses how to evaluate leadership capabilities during an interview.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=795rss@higheredjobs.com (Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT)Wed, 6 Jan 2016 07:03:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=7952015's Top Stories from HigherEdJobsHigherEdJobs published a lot of news and advice in 2015. Here we chronicle the most read, most commented, and our author's favorites from the past year.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=794rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 4 Jan 2016 08:19:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=794Post-Secondary Education on Non-College CampusesAndrew Hibel speaks with Christopher Span, the associate dean of the University of Illinois, about the goals of a new undergraduate degree program.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=793rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:52:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=793Tenure Stress: How to Cope and SucceedTenure can be anxiety-inducing for even the most adept academician. Do you know how to cope with the stress and become successful during the tenure process?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=779rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 21 Dec 2015 03:54:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=779Stop the ePortfolio Madness Say…Students?It's no secret that students despise higher education ePortfolios. One IT expert discusses what could be done to make these ePortfolios truly beneficial to students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=778rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Thu, 17 Dec 2015 03:12:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=778Career Fitness: ThreatspottingBeing caught off guard can be one of the greatest obstacles to overcome in your job search and career success. How can you protect yourself in today's seemingly unpredictable job market and workplace?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=777rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 16 Dec 2015 03:35:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=777Why Supreme Court Case on Race in Admissions Matters More Than EverIn the wake of the Fisher v University of Texas case, racial tensions at colleges and universities are on the brink.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=775rss@higheredjobs.com (Liliana M. Garces, Assistant Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University, from The Conversation)Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:42:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=775Answering the Leadership Question in Job InterviewsAnswering leadership questions effectively and incorporating leadership responses into other questions can improve your viability as a candidate. But, how do you do that?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=774rss@higheredjobs.com (Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT)Thu, 10 Dec 2015 03:40:49 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=774Strategies for Success in Higher Education After 40A job search can be difficult and as a seasoned professional you may encounter unique challenges. How do you succeed in the higher education job market as a mature job seeker?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=773rss@higheredjobs.com (Anita Jenke)Tue, 8 Dec 2015 06:27:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=773Campus Safety: Best Strategies to Keep Your University Prepared and ProtectedAs acts of mass violence unfortunately continue to occur and make headlines, it reminds us that keeping our college and university campuses safe must continue to be a critical priority.Kim Richmond discusses how campus safety issues have changed and offers suggestions to address and manage these issues as well as highlight prevention.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=770rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:28:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=770Higher Education Employment Suffers Large Decline in Q3 2015The number of jobs in higher education declined 1.31 percent in Q3 2015, the fourth consecutive quarterly decline for the industry and the largest quarterly decline since at least 2007.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=768rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:31:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=768The Case for Leadership Assessment in Higher EducationHow can experience predict success, if few, or any, people have experience managing campuses in today’s situations, let alone tomorrow’s?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=769rss@higheredjobs.com (Lucy Leske)Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:44:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=769How to Evaluate an Academic Job OfferReceiving an offer isn't the final step of your job search. You must evaluate that offer and determine if it's right for you. What factors should you consider when deciding whether or not to accept?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=767rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:04:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=767Avoiding Job Burnout in AcademiaFeel like you have little or nothing left to offer your department? You may be suffering from job burnout.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=766rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 23 Nov 2015 04:42:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=766Webcast: Classic Career Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemWe're all human and it's impossible to go through an academic career without tripping up a time or two. The important thing is to learn from mistakes and to recover as nobly as one can. Sheila Murphy discusses common yet serious mistakes that higher ed professionals make - from job search failures to burning bridges to CV flaws.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=761rss@higheredjobs.com (Sheila Murphy)Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:33:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=761Career Fitness: About Purple Squirrels and UnicornsTransforming yourself into something rare and valuable can help you stand out from the hordes of candidates applying for jobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=763rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:48:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=763Job Transitions: When Does "We" Mean "Us?"One of the bridges that most job hoppers cross sooner or later is the one in which your perspective changes from “we,” meaning this is how we did it at my old job, to “we,” meaning this is how we do it here.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=759rss@higheredjobs.com (Greg Sandler)Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:32:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=759Five Types of Words to Replace on Your ResumeThe action words you choose when writing your resume can make a difference in landing an interview or landing in the rejection pile.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=760rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:31:10 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=760Managing Team EngagementNo matter what your job is on campus, the work you do is about relationships.As a manager, relationships are at the very core of your day-to-day tasks.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=755rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 5 Nov 2015 03:54:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=755Uga the Bulldog, Handsome Dan and Why University Spirit MattersAcross American college and university campuses, mascots are used to help create that distinct “spirit” that has become such a fundamental part of a US college education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=754rss@higheredjobs.com (Rikke Duus, Mike Cooray, & Susan Hall Webb, from The Conversation)Tue, 3 Nov 2015 03:33:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=754Job Searching and Networking on Social MediaSocial media has become a powerful tool for those looking for jobs and those looking to hire.Do you really know how to use social media to professionally network?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=752rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:12:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=752US Losing its Dominance in Global Higher Education MarketThere is a rapidly increasing global market for international students and a growing number of US students looking to earn degrees overseas. How is the changing global economy reshaping educational opportunities and the US's dominance in international education?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=751rss@higheredjobs.com (Jason Lane, University at Albany, State University of New York, from The Conversation)Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:35:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=751A Career Do-OverStarting over is a great way to look at what may be viewed as a setback in our careers. We can reflect on lessons learned, professional development, and wisdom gained, to name a few.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=750rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 22 Oct 2015 04:59:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=750Polytechnic Indexing: The Yardstick for Measuring QualityPolytechnics have evolved under the higher education radar screen. Contemporary polytechnics have become more competitive institutions typically focusing on engineering, technology, and the sciences, while connecting with the arts, literature, and humanities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=749&blog=16rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:41:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=749&blog=16National Non-Profit Announces New Education InitiativeEducation leaders gathered by the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution discussed the state of education today and the result was the new initiative, Education Reimagined.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=748rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:31:10 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=748Colleges Vow to Ease Application ProcessMore than 80 colleges are creating a website where students will be able to apply to dozens of them and get help along the way.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=747rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:03:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=747Top 15 Twitter Feeds for Higher Ed ProfessionalsTwitter is an excellent source for news and information about higher education. Whether you're interested in the latest news or tips and advice for your academic job search, these top Twitter feeds can help you stay informed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=743rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:25:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=743Analytics Becoming More Important in Hiring DecisionsAnalytics are having a greater impact on hiring decisions in many industries. Companies will use any information available to gain a competitive edge and improve its bottom line by hiring and retaining the best employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=744rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:08:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=744Book Review: The Provost’s HandbookIn the aptly titled The Provost’s Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer (Johns Hopkins University Press 2015), Martin and Samels, et al, deliver both a good read and a substantive, highly useful guide for chief academic officers (CAOs).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=741rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Kevin Drumm, President, SUNY Broome Community College)Fri, 9 Oct 2015 05:46:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=741Building a Culture of RetentionEmployee retention is a major concern for employers. How do you hold on to your best employees when there are other opportunities potentially wooing them away?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=736rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 5 Oct 2015 05:34:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=736Information Technology in Higher Ed: Leadership and Recruiting TrendsThere was a time that the information technology department of most colleges and universities was stuck in the basement – literally and figuratively. That is no longer the case. The importance of IT in terms of an institution's ability to grow, meet its mission, and satisfy students, faculty, and other stakeholders can't be overstated – nor can the importance of great CIOs and other IT leaders.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=735rss@higheredjobs.com (Nick Giannas)Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:22:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=735Here's the Score for Obama's College Scorecard: More Minuses Than PlusesThis past Saturday, September 12, following an announcement in President Obama's weekly address, the US Department of Education released its College Scorecard. The president claimed additional information in the scorecard would "cover every institution in higher education" and provide prospective students and their families with reliable data to "identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=734rss@higheredjobs.com (Cathy Sandeen, University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, from The Conversation)Wed, 30 Sep 2015 04:56:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=734Leadership Success in Higher EducationAfter a 50-year career, Charles Middleton recently retired as President of Roosevelt University. In this month's interview, Middleton reflects on his role as one of the founding members of the LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education Association, what it takes to be a successful administrator, and his current role as Chair of the Board of Trustees of City Colleges of Chicago.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=733rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:43:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=733How to Resign with a Smooth TransitionEven if you can't wait to leave your job, you must be tactful when it comes time to resign. Job transitions are anchor points in your career and maintaining good relationships with previous employers will only help you. Take these steps to help make a smoother separation.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=724rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:04:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=724Smartphones and the Decline and Fall of the LMSThere is a battle underway for dominance in the world of Learning Management Systems (LMS). In an effort to stay ahead of the pack, LMS providers have unveiled updated versions and product offerings in the name of revolutionizing the delivery of higher education in a digital environment.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=730&blog=15rss@higheredjobs.com (Ryan Craig)Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:55:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=730&blog=15Inside Academia: Black Professors are Expected to Entertain While PresentingImagine this scenario: after going through the frustrations of being a high school mathematics teacher, you went back to school for a PhD and landed your dream job.  Today, you are an assistant professor at one of the top education departments within a university system that is poised for amazing growth.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=726rss@higheredjobs.com (Ebony O McGee, Vanderbilt University, from The Conversation)Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:36:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=726Higher Education Issues Barely on the Radar for Top Six Republican Presidential ContendersThe six leading contenders in the Republican field are based on an Aug. 14 poll of likely Republican primary voters. Their views are presented in alphabetical order. None of the six candidates responded to requests for more information and none of the candidates' websites indicate whether or not they support the GOP's <a rel="" target="_blank" href="https://www.gop.com/issue/education-reform/">platform</a> on education reform.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=729rss@higheredjobs.com (Greg Sandler)Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:04:38 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=729Higher Education Issues Addressed by Top Four Democratic Presidential HopefulsThe four leading contenders in the Democratic field are based on the top four candidates according to an Aug. 13-16 <a rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/19/politics/cnn-orc-poll-democrats-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-joe-biden/">CNN Poll</a> of registered Democrats. This list includes Vice President Biden, who has not declared his intention to run for president.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=728rss@higheredjobs.com (Greg Sandler)Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:04:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=728Partnerships, Mergers, and the Consolidation of American Higher EducationHaving written books on merging colleges and turning around fragile institutions, we have felt some déjà vu over the past several months as we complete a new work on consolidating American higher education institutions.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=725&blog=16rss@higheredjobs.com (James Martin and James E. Samels)Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:55:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=725&blog=16Far From Bust: Five Ways MOOCs Are Helping People Get on in LifeMassive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - free, short courses made available to everybody online – were expected to herald the end of higher education as we knew it when they began. But the hype soon died away and critics bemoaned the fact that learners quickly lost enthusiasm and dropped out in large numbers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=722rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Harris, University of Southampton and Manuel León Urrutia,University of Southampton, from The Conversation)Fri, 4 Sep 2015 05:00:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=722How to Mishandle a Job InterviewIf you are an aspiring dean, provost, president, or other campus leader, &nbsp;job interviews may not cause jitters. You have already been scrutinized by numerous hiring committees in your career and have interviewed your share of candidates as well. You have a solid approach to job interviews.<b></b>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=719rss@higheredjobs.com (Mercedes Chacon Vance)Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:09:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=719The “Swirling” Student: Best Practices to Engage Transfer Students on Your CampusIn 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=720rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:19:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=720Higher Education Employment Continues to Decline in Q2 2015The 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.&nbsp;https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=718rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:29:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=718Three Institutions Supporting Niche PopulationsBerea College in Kentucky, St. Augustine' College in Illinois, and American Jewish University in California all cater to niche populations. While they welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, these schools and others like them have garnered a distinctive understanding of a particular population of students.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=717rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:52:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=717Why historically black colleges and universities matter in today's AmericaTrayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Renisha McBride. Martese Johnson. And now Tyrone Harris.<br><br>All these names remind us how precarious black lives can be. Martin, Brown and Garner were killed in their own neighborhoods.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=715rss@higheredjobs.com (Melissa E Wooten, University of Massachusetts Amherst, from The Conversation)Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:30:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=715The Great Unbundling of Higher EducationIn 2003, the iTunes Store unbundled the CD. For the first time, consumers could purchase the songs they wanted rather than the bundle designated by the artist and label. Sales of digital singles soared but overall revenue fell 50 percent in a decade.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=716&blog=15rss@higheredjobs.com (Ryan Craig)Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:30:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=716&blog=15Attending a Conference as an IntrovertWhether 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=712rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelci Lynn Lucier)Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:22:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=712Successful Faculty Transition into RetirementFaculty 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.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=709rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:05:39 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=7095 Non-Curricular Ways to Boost Student OutcomesWith 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.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=707rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:30:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=707Who is to teach ethics to the university?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:<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=706rss@higheredjobs.com (James Keenan SJ, Canisius Professor of Theology at Boston College, from The Conversation)Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:40:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=706The Problem With College RankingsIn 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, <a rel="" target="_blank" href="http://universityventures.com/publications.php?title=college-rankings-no-longer-rank">rankings don't matter nearly as much to students as they once did</a>.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=704&blog=15rss@higheredjobs.com (Ryan Craig)Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:27:25 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=704&blog=15Is student loan debt really a crisis?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. <br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=703rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert Kelchen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University, from The Conversation)Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:06:06 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=703Eight Tips for Negotiating Your SalarySalary 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.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=700rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 8 Jul 2015 04:30:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=700CUPA-HR Survey Finds Marked Increase in Colleges and Universities Offering Healthcare Coverage to Same-Sex Domestic PartnersThe 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. <br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=701rss@higheredjobs.com (CUPA-HR)Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:45:49 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=701Feds increase accountability for low-performing for-profitsOver the past six years, the Obama Administration has taken action totackle one of the biggest problems in higher education: abusivepractices in the career college industry.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=698rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 7 Jul 2015 04:56:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=698It's a mess: graduate schools are failing to prepare students for jobsArthur 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.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=696rss@higheredjobs.com (Leonard Cassuto, Professor of English at Fordham University, from The Conversation)Thu, 2 Jul 2015 04:56:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=696Career Fitness: MirroringHiring managers often have a very clear image in their minds of the perfect candidate.&nbsp; While recruiters will press them to identify the education, skills and experience required to do the job, what supervisors want – more often than not<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=695rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:17:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=695Will Republican Leadership Change Higher Education?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. <br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=697rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:20:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=697When Presidential Finalists Visit, It's the Campus' Time to ShineYou 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.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=693rss@higheredjobs.com (Ann Yates)Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:29:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=693Should female faculty get bonus points to correct for gender bias in student evaluations?Now that most colleges and universities have completed their spring semesters, course instructors are opening up sealed manila envelopes, all over the country, to read their teaching evaluations.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=692rss@higheredjobs.com (Sara B. Pritchard, Associate Professor of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University, from The Conversation)Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:29:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=692The Ceremony and Pageantry of Applications and InterviewsIt is undeniable that a certain amount of decorum or etiquette surrounds the hiring process. The difficulty lies in the fact that most of it is unspoken and not written down for the uninitiated to learn and heed. However, danger lurks. Sometimes a small faux pas can destroy a potential job opportunity. <br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=691rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:28:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=691Campus Interview: Food for ThoughtThe most revealing part of a campus interview can take place over lunch. When the employer and candidate break bread together, look for the trail of bread crumbs that lead to both parties recognizing their compatibility.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=690rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:07:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=690Is University Employment a Family-Friendly Fit?"Work-life balance" sounds simple enough, but to the legions of parents who find themselves toggling between the daily demands of these realities, finding the right fit is an ongoing challenge.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=689rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:57:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=689How to Learn a New Campus Over the SummerAlthough many faculty and administrators start new positions at colleges and universities over the summer months, the slower pace of a campus during this time can present both opportunities and challenges to those trying to connect with their new colleagues.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=688rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelci Lynn Lucier)Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:57:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=688The business of rankings: did the US News & World Report make substantial mistakes?Here’s an easy task: choose between the following two schools for your child. School #1 provides high-quality instruction and strong supports in order to academically accelerate students and challenge them to takedifficult courses.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=686rss@higheredjobs.com (Kevin Welner, Professor, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, University of Colorado,from The Conversation)Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:51:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=686Transition and Culture, Tricky NavigationsWhen you work with college students you think about transition a lot, but primarily the transition is on the part of the students. At the recent NASPA conference in New Orleans, presenters Jill Carr and Jeff Kegolis of Bowling State University and Larry Serfozo of Colorado State University spoke about some of the transitions that professionals undergo in their presentation “Navigating a New Organizational Culture as a Young Professional in Student Affairs.”<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=685rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:51:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=685Webcast: Are You Ready to Find New Talent? Are You Ready to Be Found?Traditional search processes are built upon finding the most experienced candidate.But experience isn't always the most effective way to identify the best talent for your institution. Mark C. Coldren examines how institutions can best build a search process that focuses on talent readiness and how job seekers can best frame their backgrounds to show that readiness.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=674rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark C. Coldren)Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:32:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=674Is academic freedom a license to provoke without consequences?Does academic freedom entitle university professors to be as provocative as they wish when expressing their views on issues of the day?<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=683rss@higheredjobs.com (Bruce Barry, Professor of Management and Sociology at Vanderbilt University, from The Conversation)Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:16:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=683Why commencement still mattersWe have entered one of the most pleasant rites of spring and summer – commencement season. As a teacher at the University of Oklahoma for more than 20 years, I attend our ceremonies once every three years as part of my faculty responsibilities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=676rss@higheredjobs.com (Ben Kappel, Associate Professor of History at University of Oklahoma , from The Conversation)Fri, 5 Jun 2015 12:17:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=676Career Fitness: The Social Job ApplicationAsk a hundred job seekers what their single worst job search experience has been and 99 will say “the application black hole.”&nbsp; It happens to just about everyone and just about all the time: you send your resume to an employer for an advertised job opening and all you get back is a big fat nothing. <br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=681rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 4 Jun 2015 06:22:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=681How to Find a Job: Five Foundations for SuccessIn more than 20 years as an HR professional, I have always been surprised by how little most people know about how to find a job. Here is an example that might illustrate the point.&nbsp; A friend’s niece was at home all summer after having graduated earlier in the spring with a degree in a high demand field. Her student loans were now looming.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=680rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:56:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=680The Beauty of Working at an Art Museum on CampusThe 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.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=678rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=678Long-Term Success With Short-Term JobsMany higher education professionals no longer identify with their institution or a defined role but rather with their personal skills. <br><br>"This generation of Millennials does not identify with one company or career," wrote Larissa Few in a Forbes.com article<br><br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=675rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 22 May 2015 11:51:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=675Employment in Higher Education Declines in Q1 2015; Ads for Part-Time Positions Outpace Full-Time Job PostingsThe number of jobs in higher education declined 0.5 percent in Q1 2015, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs, a leading job and career site for higher education professionals.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=673rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Thu, 21 May 2015 07:10:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=673Does online learning really promote plagiarism?According to a new study, there is no significant difference between levels of plagiarism between traditional brick-and-mortar institutions and online institutions. However, that doesn’t mean plagiarism isn’t rampant in higher education.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=672rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Wed, 20 May 2015 05:34:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=672The Student Affairs Job SearchThere is a lot of information for, and research about, people looking for jobs in corporate America, small business, or academia. Unfortunately, there's been very little research done on the job search process and best search practices for student affairs jobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=669rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Fri, 15 May 2015 04:55:17 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=669Handling Legacy Admission (and Enrollment) Questions in Job InterviewsIn my current work as a recruiter of presidents, enrollment officers, and other academic leaders, I’m often asked by candidates about how - and how much - they should weigh in on a variety of issues, including “the legacy issue.”<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=670rss@higheredjobs.com (Robin Mamlet)Thu, 14 May 2015 04:56:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=670W(h)ither the Liberal Arts?In 1828, a faculty committee at Yale declared that the aim of a liberal education "was not to teach that which is peculiar to any one of the professions, but to lay the foundation which is common to them all" by imparting information and training students in how to think.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=667rss@higheredjobs.com (Glenn Altschuler)Tue, 12 May 2015 04:29:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=667Connecting with Upper-Level AdministratorsFor less-seasoned professionals transitioning into new roles or into new institutions, knowing how to productively and positively work with upper-level managers and administrators can prove challenging.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=666rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelci Lynn Lucier)Mon, 11 May 2015 04:39:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=666Career Fitness: The 2 Questions You Should Ask in an InterviewThe old axiom remains as true today as it was years ago. People join companies, and they leave supervisors. In other words, no matter how attractive a new job or employer might be, if you and your new boss are incompatible, you're unlikely to be successful... or last very long on-the-job.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=664rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 8 May 2015 09:41:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=664Is It Better to Interview First or Last?You are invited to campus for a job interview and asked, ‘When can you come in?' Many candidates think they can gain an advantage when employers give them a choice of days and times by exploiting an order bias.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=662rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 5 May 2015 08:57:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=662The Joy of ResilienceEvery March stellar college athletes showcase their talent in a most unrelenting arena--screaming fans, rolling cameras, tweeting fingers--how do they muster up any concentration amidst this chaos?<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=661rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Fri, 1 May 2015 06:22:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=661Transitioning from Director to Dean or Associate Vice PresidentMaking any sort of career transition is difficult, but the transition between a director position and a dean or associate vice president (AVP) can be especially confusing. How do you put yourself on the market for a higher position? How do you know if you’re ready for that position?<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=659rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:34:10 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=659Resources Increase for Dual Career SearchesFinding the right job in higher education is hard enough. But what happens when you're on the hunt for not just one, but two? <br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=657rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:09:38 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=657Career Fitness: Build a League of AdvocatesWay back in 1956, the psychologist George Miller wrote a paper describing the limits of human memory.&nbsp; His research found that the number of objects we humans can hold in short term working memory is 7 ± 2.&nbsp; That's the amount of information we can effectively process at any one point in time.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=656rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:56:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=656A New Supervisor's ToolkitIt hides under many wordings, but there's one interview question many candidates looking for their first supervisory position dread: What's your supervisory style? The question is hard because, of course, the answer is, "It depends." But "It depends" doesn't sound very professional.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=650rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:53:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=650STEM in Higher Education: Examining Why the "M" (Mathematics) MattersFrom 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.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=653rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:01:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=653Beignets, Social Media, and Controversy at NASPA 2015From March 22 through March 25, more than 7,000 student affairs professionals and would-be student affairs professionals descended on New Orleans to network, learn, and according to one controversy, flirt and drink (more on that later). An additional 300 or so people attended the conference virtually.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=652rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:02:41 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=652LinkedIn spends a billion on education company in aim to develop world’s first “Economic Graph”LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills with the aim of helping people achieve their professional goals.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=651rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:58:39 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=651Pay Up 2 Percent for Hourly Higher Ed EmployeesThe first time the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) collected pay rates for hourly employees was last year, 2013-2014. That means that this year (2014-2015) is the first time CUPA-HR was able to compare rates and measure pay raises for hourly employees.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=649rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:21:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=649Disabled and Employed: Making it WorkDisability advocate Annie Harris' recent memoir discusses the unique challenges she faces as both an African-American woman and a woman living with cerebral palsy. She recently spoke with Kelly Cherwin about some of the issues those with disabilities face in employment, and how the higher ed field can help people with disabilities work past the challenges.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=648rss@higheredjobs.com (Annie Harris)Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:21:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=648The Pros and Cons of Being a Title IX CoordinatorTitle IX is a huge topic at higher education institutions throughout the country. With a growing national conversation about the issues of gender-based discrimination, campuses are under pressure to, and genuinely want to, make sure their institution isn't discriminating. Title IX coordinators and other Title IX positions are a big part of that movement, and positions in the field are increasing.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=646rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 8 Apr 2015 04:56:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=646Chief Diversity Officers: Seeking Higher Ground in Higher EdEarlier this month I had the opportunity to briefly address the audience at the annual conference of ADOHE, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. In my few minutes at the podium, I spoke optimistically about what I, as an executive search consultant, am seeing in the market for diversity officers as well as in the evolution of the position.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=645rss@higheredjobs.com (Oliver B. Tomlin, Witt/Kieffer)Tue, 7 Apr 2015 06:41:17 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=645How to Tell Your Story Without a Self-EvaluationCandidates who don't interview well often lament, "I just don't like talking about myself." A positive self-evaluation can be challenging for those of us who are self-effacing. Especially in higher education, there are many professionals who would rather talk about their area of expertise or the students they serve.<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=644rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 7 Apr 2015 06:41:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=644Navigating the Unexpected: The Importance of Mentoring for Student Affairs ProfessionalsWhile those involved in student affairs may recognize the importance of both formally and informally mentoring students, practitioners may not always recognize the opportunities available from professional-to-professional mentoring relationships.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=642rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelci Lynn Lucier)Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:52:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=642Why Mentors Matter: Faculty Members and the UnexpectedCarnegie Mellon's <em><a rel="" target="_blank" href="https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/MentoringFaculty/MentoringGuideJuniorFaculty.pdf">Mentors &amp; Colleagues</a></em> guidebook discusses what faculty mentorship can offer to those new to teaching at a college or university. "Among the essential skills and insights newcomers can learn from senior faculty," the guidebook notes, "are how to balance the various roles of academic life, how to negotiate departmental politics and how and when to say 'no' to unnecessary volunteer duties."<br><br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=641rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelci Lynn Lucier)Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:52:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=641Obama Unveils Plan for Free College ParkingGaining access to higher education is becoming more of a burden for Americans. In response, President Barack Obama today announced a proposal that would make it easier to get into college. <br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=640rss@higheredjobs.com (Sidd Finch)Wed, 1 Apr 2015 04:30:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=640Eight Interview Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re MakingAt the recent NASPA 2015 conference in New Orleans Meghan Godorov, assistant director of career development at Mount Holyoke College and Sarah Bollinger, assistant director of career development at Muhlenberg College, presented the top eight interview mistakes they see people making.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=638rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:15:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=638Median Salaries Up 2.2 Percent for Higher Ed ProfessionalsAccording to the 2014-15 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey, released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), professionals at public institutions, especially those at associate's institutions, are finally outpacing their peers.<br>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=639rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:59:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=639Limber up for that SearchFitness leads to readiness. When runners train for marathons they cross-train by lifting weights, taking yoga classes, and mentally preparing for the endurance the race requires.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=636rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen Hoenigman Meyer)Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:53:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=636Shared Governance and the Rise to Prominence of American Colleges and UniversitiesAlthough I take rankings of colleges and universities with a large grain of salt, there can be little doubt that American institutions are globally preeminent. A Chinese ranking of the world's best universities places American institutions in eight of the top 10 positions and 32 out of the top 50.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=633&blog=14rss@higheredjobs.com (Larry G. Gerber)Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:58:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=633&blog=14The Changing Roles of Academic and Research LibrariesOver 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=632rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:57:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=632Survey Shows 2 Percent Pay Raise for Tenured FacultyTenure provides professors job security as well as financial security. But what kind of pay increases can tenured or tenure-track professors expect?The College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR) today released findings from its 2014-15https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=631rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:04:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=631Hiring Academic Leaders: How Do You Evaluate Potential?Wanted: A nationally recognized scholar and educator; someone with a long track record of building successful programs; a proven fundraiser; a financial whiz; an inspirational consensus builder; known to be humble yet assertive, collaborative, passionate but diplomatic; and most of all, visionary.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=629rss@higheredjobs.com (Jeffrey A. Schroetlin)Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:55:36 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=629Op-ed: Making sure grads are more prepared for jobs than interviewsAccording to a recent study, surveyed students may be more prepared for an initial interview than for the skills required for the job -- a trend that could ultimately affect recruitment and retention efforts at colleges and universities.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=630rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:55:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=630Trends in Student Affairs Job PostingsThe HigherEdJobs fourth quarter employment report includes a special focus on student affairs and services job postings. According to this most recent job postings report, fourth quarter student affairs job postings have increased since 2013. However, there has been an overall decline in student affairs and services job postings since 2012.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=627rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:46:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=627Seven Ways to Approach Panel InterviewsBetween breaks in the academic schedule and finding time for committees to meet, academic hires can take as long as a year. Panel interviews are often used in the later stages because a hiring committee can commit an hour or sohttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=626rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:15:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=626Salary Increases More Consistent for Higher Ed AdministratorsThe College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) today released the results of the 2014-2015 Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=623rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:57:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=623Career Fitness: Nano-Networking Is NotworkingThey 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=621rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:58:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=621Employment in Higher Education Remains Stable; Ads for Full-time Faculty Outpace Part-time for First Time in Three YearsThe 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=620rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:19:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=620Opportunities for Nursing Careers in Higher EdMany 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=618rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:29:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=618Shared Governance and Preserving the Ideals of a Liberal EducationWhat 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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=617&blog=14rss@higheredjobs.com (Larry G. Gerber)Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:00:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=617&blog=14Walker backs off removing 'Wisconsin Idea' from UW missionMADISON, 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=616rss@higheredjobs.com (Scott Bauer)Mon, 9 Feb 2015 03:54:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=616Top 6 higher-ed digital policy issues in 2015As 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=615rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:55:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=615Career Fitness: Getting Better Than SmartThe 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=610rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:06:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=610Can Entrepreneurs Make It in Academic Leadership?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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=608rss@higheredjobs.com (Lucy Leske)Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:39:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=608Career Resolutions for the New YearHappy 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=604rss@higheredjobs.com (Becky Hart)Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:28:09 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=604Why We Need to Respect Faculty as ProfessionalsWhen I entered graduate school in 1968, conditions for faculty members at American colleges and universities were probably more favorable than ever before.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=607&blog=14rss@higheredjobs.com (Larry G. Gerber)Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:45:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=607&blog=14A Multitude of HopeToday'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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=602rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:11:09 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=602Teacher texts can profoundly impact student successA text message can have a profound effect on the ability of students to learn, according to some researchers at Hardin-Simmons University.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=600rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:54:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=600How to Create Multiracial Coalitions for Fairness, Inclusion and Investment in K-16 EducationIn this blog series, my analysis of the role of segregation in educational <a href="/blog/postDisplay.cfm?blog=13&post=578" target="_blank">opportunity hoarding</a> was more popular than my recommendation that affirmative action in higher education emphasize <a href="/blog/postDisplay.cfm?blog=13&post=587" target="_blank">place instead of race</a>. 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=598&blog=13rss@higheredjobs.com (Sheryll Cashin)Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:09:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=598&blog=13Gaining a Leadership Role in AcademiaIn November, Lucy Leske <a href="/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=580" target="_blank">hosted a webinar</a> 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=597rss@higheredjobs.com (Lucy Leske)Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:58:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=597The Next Step ResumeIf you've been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=596rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:55:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=596Taking Your Career AbroadGo abroad.It's advice that higher education professionals often give to students who want to broaden their educational experience, but is seldom considered by faculty or staff who want to take their careers to a new level.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=595rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:27:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=595Developing the Next Generation of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher EducationThe role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) is growing in stature across higher education. CDOs now claim a seat at the table for key decision-making at most institutions, and many successful diversity executives are hired into presidential and other prominent positions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=593rss@higheredjobs.com (Witt/Kieffer)Wed, 3 Dec 2014 05:31:25 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=593Employment in Higher Education Ticks Upward Ending Yearlong DeclineThe number of jobs in higher education ticked upward in Q3 2014, reversing a downward trend that lasted four consecutive quarters, according to the latest report from HigherEdJobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=591rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=591Interviewing at the MLA Convention:How to Prepare and Strategies for SuccessWhen 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=590rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:28:31 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=590The Madam Secretary Approach to Job SearchThere's a new show on CBS called Madam Secretary. The series describes the challenges and outside-the-box solutions of a person unexpectedly thrust into the world of international politics. The first, episode, however, was a primer on job search in difficult times.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=589rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:39:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=589Place-based Affirmative Action and Other Radical Reforms to Create Real Inclusion in Selective Higher EducationIn my last <a href="/blog/postDisplay.cfm?blog=13&post=578" target="_blank">article</a> I explored how place or segregation contributes to opportunity hoarding in access to higher education. Now I will present my proposals for what colleges should do about it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=587&blog=13rss@higheredjobs.com (Sheryll Cashin)Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:33:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=587&blog=13Speaking Up for CivilityIn response to incidents that arise on their campuses, institutional leaders will at times make statements that call for civility and civil interaction among campus community members. While valued by many as a means for calling attention to the perceived decline in civility, others decry such messages as infringing upon important institutional values supporting free inquiry, freedom of expression, academic freedom and the robust exchange of ideas.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=586rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:33:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=586Webcast: So You Want to be a Leader?Assuming a leadership role in any organization can be a difficult task, but as with many things in higher education, assuming a leadership role in academia can have its own unique challenges. Lucy Leske reviews several important factors in preparing yourself to take on a high-level position in an academic environment and discusses what organizations and committees expect from leaders today.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=580rss@higheredjobs.com (Lucy Leske)Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:29:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=580College boards: Innovation shouldn't stop at governanceCollege and university boards are hindering institutional progress in innovative practices thanks to an inward-looking mindset from 50 years ago, says a brief released today by the Association of Governing Boards (AGB).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=585rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:26:45 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=585From the Eyes of a President: Strategies for Success in Higher Education<strong>Andrew Hibel, HigherEdJobs:</strong> <em>Under your leadership, <a href="http://www.niu.edu/index.shtml" target="_blank">Northern Illinois University</a> (NIU) is currently seeking to fill several positions, and recently posted a key position of the director of Advancement. When hiring an executive team member or a position like this, what characteristics or skills do you seek?</em>https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=582rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Douglas D. Baker)Mon, 3 Nov 2014 05:23:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=582Higher Education Marketing:A Panel Discussion Part II, CareersWhat 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=581rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:25:48 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=581How Segregation Contributes to Opportunity Hoarding in Access to Higher EducationThe system of opportunity that made my own trajectory possible has eroded and may be completely broken. I graduated from a strong, well-integrated public high school in Huntsville, Ala. in 1980, when America, and the South in particular, was making good on the promise of Brown v. Board of Education...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=578&blog=13rss@higheredjobs.com (Sheryll Cashin)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:36:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=578&blog=135 technology trends poised to rock higher educationTrends like "devices," "MOOCs," and "Twitter," are making the rounds in higher education, but what do these trends means for admin and students, and how are they affecting classroom practice and IT capabilities?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=575rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:52:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=575The Future of Higher Education Poll Resultswanted to know what higher education professionals thought about the future of higher education and whether or not the current way in which colleges and universities are operating would be sustainable in the future. We polled HigherEdJobs' visitors and social media followers to see how they felt about the topic.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=573rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:46:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=573The Future of Higher EducationHigher education, it seems, cannot go five minutes without debates around its competing tendencies and its future: small versus large schools, private versus public, teaching versus research, the ideals of education versus the money to be spent and made in delivering it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=571rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:16:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=571Glenn Harlan Reynolds, The Higher Education Bubble. New York, NY. Encounter Books. 2012.It's an axiom that a college education is an investment, one whose near-term costs are exceeded by the long-term value it conveys in terms of job opportunities, earning potential, and quality of life.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=570rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:16:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=570Blended Learning Analytics and Higher Education SustainabilityThe success or failure of a school's business model is often dependent on effective utilization of faculty. Traditional models with face-to-face instruction delivered by a few highly credentialed faculty in a classroom are are no longer affordable for 70 percent or more of traditional college-age students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=564rss@higheredjobs.com (Alan Burns)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=564Reforming the Higher Education Act to Lower College CostsFederal higher education subsidies have increased substantially over the last decade and now represent 71 percent of all student aid. During that same period, the number of students borrowing through federal student loans increased by 69 percent, from 5.9 million students during the 2002–2003 academic year to 10 million in 2012–2013, according to the College Board.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=565rss@higheredjobs.com (Lindsey M. Burke)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=565Division and Change in Higher EducationMost universities are struggling to maintain enrollments, endowments, and educational quality. Meanwhile, student applications, sources of revenue, and credibility among constituents are all in a steady decline.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=566rss@higheredjobs.com (Glenn Geiser-Getz)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=566Is College Still a Good Investment?There is so much noise in the conversation about the value of higher education that it has become increasingly difficult to know if it is worth the time and money to go to college to earn a bachelor's and perhaps a master's degree. Popular media often tells us that college is no longer a good investment.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=567rss@higheredjobs.com (Eileen K. O'Leary)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=567The Who, What and Why of MOOCsThe expression "It takes all kinds to make a world" certainly applies to the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This applies to the types of students, service providers, course experiences and catalogue offerings.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=568rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=568The Future of Higher EducationHigher education, it seems, cannot go five minutes without debates around its competing tendencies and its future: small versus large schools, private versus public, teaching versus research, the ideals of education versus the money to be spent and made in delivering it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=569rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:15:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=569Academic Job Search: A Playbook for the Internal CandidateThe job search process in academia is simply different than in any other industry -- for example, it tends to be much more committee-oriented, rules-driven, and transparent. Even internal candidates who have proven themselves over many years in their institutions are rarely simply promoted but must participate in an open search and be properly vetted alongside other candidates.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=563rss@higheredjobs.com (Jeffrey A. Schroetlin)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:54:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=563Higher Education Marketing:A Panel Discussion Part I, Effectively Marketing Your CampusHigher 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=562rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:05:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=562Amateurism and Intercollegiate AthleticsThe alarm clock beeps, she rolls over, it's 5:30 a.m. At 6:00 a.m. the bus leaves to drive 30 minutes north to Oklahoma City. On board are 70 women on the University of Oklahoma's rowing roster. Forty-nine of these women receive no athletic scholarship for their participation.These student-athletes are the true modern amateur participants in college sports.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=560rss@higheredjobs.com (Eric Snyder, Ph.D)Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:11:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=560College first in the nation for these admissionsIn what could be considered not only a unique marketing move for a brand-conscious college, but also a giant step forward in creating admissions equity for a more diverse population, Goucher College today has become the first college in the nation to create an application option requesting student-submitted videos as the decisive factor for admission.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=559rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:57:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=559How to Interpret a Job PostingJob postings are the lingua franca of the job market. They are the way employers communicate with job seekers. All too often, however, the messages conveyed by those ads are one-sided and muddled by corporate jargon. So, how can you interpret the content of job postings to determine which openings are right for you?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=558rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:20:47 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=558Everything That You Say/Write Will Be Used Against YouIn the three previous blog posts we discussed the purpose of resumes and cover letters.This post articulates the imperative that the job seeker spends countless hours laboring over them.The saying that "You only get one chance to make a first impression" certainly rings true in the job search process.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=556&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:02:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=556&blog=12Higher Ed Employees Sharing More of the Cost for HealthcareAs a result of changes to healthcare benefits stemming from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in an effort to better control costs, many higher education institutions are passing more of the cost of healthcare along to their employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=554rss@higheredjobs.com (CUPA-HR)Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:10:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=554Employment in Higher Education Contracts for Fourth Consecutive Quarter As Job Postings IncreaseThe number of jobs in higher education decreased in Q2 2014 for the fourth consecutive quarter and the largest decline since the current downward trend began. 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. The full report can be viewed at <a href="/career/quarterly-report.cfm">http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm</a>.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=553rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:25:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=553How to Get and Keep the Attention of a Search FirmIf your career in higher education advances far enough, chances are you will be a candidate for a leadership position at an institution that uses a search firm.HigherEdJobs <a href="/career/SiteListings.cfm" target="_blank">links to more than 50 search firms</a> specializing in searches on behalf of colleges and universities for executive and administrative positions from directors and chairs to deans and presidents.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=551rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:56:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=5515 ways a 'corporation' status is transforming collegesColleges and universities often say they help students develop the skills needed for an enriched life and provide services that benefit the community; but a recent trend in adopting a formal status for higher education institutions is not only helping with regional accreditation and state standings, it's helping recruit and retain millennial students and innovative staff.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=550rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:03:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=550Student Housing: Summer RulesEven 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=548rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:55:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=548Q & A with Dave RevsineAndrew Hibel shares a Q & A session with journalist and lead studio host for the Big Ten Network, Dave Revsine, regarding his recent book release, "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Opening-Kickoff-Tumultuous-Football/dp/0762791772" target="_blank">The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation.</a>"https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=549rss@higheredjobs.com (Dave Revsine)Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:41:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=549Brand Yourself as a Person of Talent, Not a Job SeekerEmployers call today's job market a War for Talent. Why should you care? Because it signals a change in the way they hire. Employers are no longer making offers to people who can do the job. They are looking for those who will do more and can prove it.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=543rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:54:25 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=543Is Your Cover Letter Persuasive?In an earlier blog post, we noted that the purpose of the resume is to get an interview. Following this line of reasoning, the purpose of the cover letter is to seal the deal-that is, to convince the reader that you are both competitive for the job and a good fit with the institution. Let's pause and reemphasize this point. Your resume has tentatively landed you in the 'Yes' pile.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=544&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:53:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=544&blog=12The Next Big Innovation in Higher Ed is... Collaboration?According to Hrabowski, there are many components to creating a thriving, successful institution; including rethinking admissions to include students who may not fit the traditional mold, inviting companies to integrate on campus with students, understanding the immense need to tell a story with data (rather than just rattling off sterile numbers), and providing support for minority students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=545rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:19:05 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=545The Psychology of InterviewingYou've followed the usual laundry list of interviewing tips while preparing for your interview. You're dressed to impress, you've researched your employer, and you're ready to go. What else can you do to succeed when interviewing in a competitive job market?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=542rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:56:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=542Organize 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=541rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:16 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=539rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:47:15 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=538&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:56:46 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=537rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=537Guideline for universities on censoring social mediaIn a problem that's stemming from both the proliferation of social media use and campus violence, universities are considering what's appropriate to censor on social media and what's not, often leading to confusion and infringement of students rights. But a new guide may be able to help.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=536rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:01:44 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=536Faculty 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=535rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:38:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=535Why 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=532&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 2 Jul 2014 04:56:02 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=530rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:44:28 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=529&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:04:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=527rss@higheredjobs.com (Rebecca Esparza)Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:56:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=527INFOGRAPHIC: 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=526rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:14:25 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=525rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:28:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=525The 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=522&blog=12rss@higheredjobs.com (Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR)Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:47:46 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=523rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Mon, 2 Jun 2014 04:55:07 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=520rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 28 May 2014 06:28:57 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=519rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 27 May 2014 05:22:55 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=518rss@higheredjobs.com (Alison Herget)Fri, 23 May 2014 10:04:11 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=517rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Tue, 20 May 2014 05:21:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=516&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Fri, 16 May 2014 08:22:09 EDThttps://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:https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=515rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert DiGiacomo)Wed, 14 May 2014 07:18:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=515What Google Won't Do AnymoreIt's a practice that's always had many privacy advocates on edge, but at schools, universities, and colleges, email scanning has been met with particular condemnation. Unlike the majority of regular Gmail users, many student users are under 18.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=511rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Wed, 7 May 2014 12:22:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=511Academic 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=508&blog=11rss@higheredjobs.com (Frank McCluskey & Melanie Winter)Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:51:53 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=507rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:07:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=506rss@higheredjobs.com (Dave Bornmann)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:15:32 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=505rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:15:22 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=504rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:57 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=504The Affordable Care Act and Higher EducationThis special series turns its attention to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Passed in 2010 and a source of controversy ever since, ACA significantly overhauls the American health care system. Recent months' headlines of botched rollouts and deferred deadlines aside, ACA is unfolding and taking effect as we speak. So what will it all mean particularly for higher ed?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=497rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=497Why Institutions Self-Insure Their Health Care CoverageMost people assume that their employer purchases insurance plans from an insurance company. However, a slight majority of U.S. colleges and universities choose to self-fund the health care coverage they offer their employees.Many job applicants aren't aware if an institution is self-insured because this coverage status is rarely mentioned on job advertisements.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=498rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=498Institutions as Direct Providers of Health CareAccording to the <a href="https://www.aamc.org/" target="_blank">Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)</a>, there are 141 accredited medical schools in the United States, all of which are AAMC members. There are also nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems that are AAMC members.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=499rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=499The Affordable Care Act and College Enrollment DecisionsOne of my responsibilities as a professor of economics at Towson University is to advise undergraduate business students on the courses they should take each semester.Over the years, I’ve noted one particular change in my discussions with these students regarding the number of courses in which they want to enroll.Specifically, I no longer discuss the relevance of taking a certain number of courses in order to be considered a full-time student instead of a part-time student, even though this once was a common discussion with a significant number of students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=500rss@higheredjobs.com (Tom Rhoads)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:41 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=500Sick at its Core, a Review of Gibson and Singh's <em>The Battle over Health Care: What Obama's Reform Means for America's Future</em>.Why and how is health care such an urgent issue today, and exactly what does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) do to remedy the problem? These questions have launched thousands of pages of argument and discussion, and Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh attempt to tackle them, as well as offer suggestions for additional reform, in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Over-Health-Care/dp/144221449X" target="_blank">The Battle over Health Care</a>. While the results are mixed, their book is notable nonetheless for the amount of ground it is able to cover in a relatively short amount of space.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=501rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=501Effects of the Affordable Care Act on University Employees Poll ResultsTo measure higher education professionals' perception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we polled some of HigherEdJobs' visitors and social media followers.Of our respondents, 87 percent are currently employed in academia. The respondents were well represented by institution types: four-year public universities (28.3 percent), four-year private schools (23.7 percent)https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=502rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:38 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=502ACA: What Will the Prescription Be?With the looming deadline to sign up for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the ACA is making big waves, and generating big controversy. But what does health care reform mean for higher education professionals?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=503rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian O'Connell)Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:05:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=503Higher 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=496rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 2 Apr 2014 06:08:54 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=494rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:27:41 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=493rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:05:56 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=491rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:56:55 EDThttps://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 institutionshttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=490rss@higheredjobs.com (CUPA-HR)Tue, 4 Mar 2014 04:58:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=489rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:19:23 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=487rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:01:08 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=486rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:53:32 EDThttps://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 markethttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=484rss@higheredjobs.com (Marta Segal Block)Wed, 5 Feb 2014 03:42:53 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=485rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 5 Feb 2014 03:42:48 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=482rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:37:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=4827 tech predictions for higher education in 2014Every year for the past decade, I have blogged about what I think the big ideas and trends around eLearning will be for the following year.Some of those predictions have been spot on (MOOC-fever in 2009) while others have missedhttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=479rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:41:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=479Webcast: Tools and Strategies for Fostering a Civil Work EnvironmentInstitutions that fail to tackle the pervasive problem of workplace incivility will struggle to attract and retain talent, experience diminished workforce performance and productivity, and suffer a loss of reputation as an employer of choice. Daniel Griffith reviews common workplace incivilities and explains why institutional leaders wishing to foster a positive work culture should take heed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=481rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:23:12 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=478rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 7 Jan 2014 03:55:16 EDThttps://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 thehttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=477rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 6 Jan 2014 03:50:22 EDThttps://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:https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=476rss@higheredjobs.com (Gregory B. Meeks)Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:41:17 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=474rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:22:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=474Federal online college regulations have new lifeThe U.S. Department of Education took new steps in November to reinstate federal online learning regulations that have drawn the ire of many online learning institutions.The department announced on Nov. 20 that it is creating a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to contemplate regulations for "state authorization for programs offered through distance education."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=475rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:18:13 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=475The 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=473&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:17:20 EDThttps://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>.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=471rss@higheredjobs.com (Amanda Bucher)Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:46:18 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=470rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:13:33 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=470Institutional 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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=468rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. Andrew M. Peña, SPHR, MBA)Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:27:14 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=467&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:15:51 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=466rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Tue, 5 Nov 2013 04:08:02 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=464rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 4 Nov 2013 07:56:27 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=463rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:57:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=462&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:41:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=461rss@higheredjobs.com (Daniel B. Griffith, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP)Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:28:49 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=459rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:52:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=459Webcast: Diversity and the Future of the Academic Hiring ProcessFew subjects in higher education employment are as controversial, or as misunderstood, as diversity. Anthony Walesby explains 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=449rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:31:10 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=458rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:40:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=458The Life of a Student Athlete"College athlete" is a frequently misunderstood term full of preconceived notions and stereotypes. Our lives are different than those of non-athlete students, but not always in the ways others imagine. As I enter my senior year I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to clear up some of the misconceptions and share the experience.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=452rss@higheredjobs.com (Jackson Van Arsdale)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:43 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=452Book Review, <em>Big-Time Sports in American Universities</em>Charles T. Clotfelter. <em>Big-Time Sports in American Universities</em>. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2011.Rather than attempt a survey of college athletics on all scales large and small, Charles Clotfelter, in <em>Big-Time Sports in American Universities</em>, restricts his focus to the narrower realm of what he calls “big-time athletics”: the highly-commercialized competition concentrated in football and basketball and engaged in by several hundred American universities. It's a fair choice; after all, that slice of college athletics seems to attract the most attention: the most competition, the most fan interest, the most money, and the most criticism. Underlying much of that criticism--that it cheapens otherwise great educational institutions, that it is overly commercial, and that it attracts fanaticism, greed, and hypocrisy--is an unspoken assumption that things with college sports weren't always this bad. After all, why else would the criticism be so impassioned and moralizing unless some set of principles and tradition was being violated?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=453rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:39 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=453Why Athletics & Higher EdIn 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=454rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=454Q&A with the Big Ten NetworkThe broadcasting of college athletics has changed enormously over the years. Expanding from the traditionally viewed men's basketball and football games, various other events, in addition to a higher number of women's sports, are now accessible because of stations such as the Big Ten Network. We were fortunate to have a brief Q & A session with Elizabeth Conlisk, Vice President, Communications & University Relations, who explains the role and purpose of the Big Ten Network, the audience it reaches, and the opportunities it allows students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=455rss@higheredjobs.com (Elizabeth Conlisk)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=455Student-Athletes and Freedoms LostImagine your first day of college as a student-athlete. As you approach the entrance to university property, you’re met by an athletic department official. "Please hand over your social networking password and username to the appropriate monitoring company or coach." "We will now proceed to monitor your social media account 24/7, if you object to this action; we will renounce your scholarship and you will not participate in intercollegiate athletics at Huxley University."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=456rss@higheredjobs.com (Eric Snyder, Ph.D)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=456Perceptions of College Sports Poll ResultsThe Fall season of college sports is off and running (literally in some cases).As our review of Charles Clotfelter's Big Time Sports in American Universities points out, college sports have been an integral and controversial part of higher education since the 1800s.We recently took a survey of your opinions about college sports and the impact sports have on your campus. The results of our poll point to a deeply felt connection between college athletics and our schools.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=457rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=457Deja 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=451&blog=10rss@higheredjobs.com (Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine)Mon, 9 Sep 2013 05:03:18 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=448rss@higheredjobs.com (Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.)Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:26:06 EDThttps://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>).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=447rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:20:31 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=446rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:20:44 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=445rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:05:12 EDThttps://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."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=440rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 6 Aug 2013 05:06:11 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=443rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:44:47 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=442rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:04:15 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=441rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:03:04 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=438rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:49:12 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=437rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:29:47 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=436rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 10 Jun 2013 05:35:36 EDThttps://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>).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=434rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 29 May 2013 10:24:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=434Legislation says universities can't monitor social media accountsNorth Carolina joins Oregon and other universities nationwide in the act of disallowing employers, landlords, and universities from requesting social media log-in information from tenants or aspiring college athletes.The legislation in certain states also prohibits the monitoring of university employee's social media accounts or using information for potential background checks.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=433rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Wed, 29 May 2013 04:32:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=433Molding 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=432rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 20 May 2013 05:54:21 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=431&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Fri, 3 May 2013 10:32:47 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=429rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 2 May 2013 06:31:31 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=428rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:45:03 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=427rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:03:21 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=427Secrets 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=425rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 5 Apr 2013 05:05:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=424&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Wed, 3 Apr 2013 07:12:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=422rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:56:04 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=421rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:14:47 EDThttps://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).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=419rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 25 Mar 2013 04:29:00 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=420rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:28:48 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=418rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:41:27 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=416rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:30:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=415rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:25:37 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=414rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 5 Mar 2013 03:51:03 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=412&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:17:39 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=411rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:44:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=410rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:51:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=410Should colleges be judged by job success?Should the amount of funding for a public university be based on how many graduates get jobs? There is much controversy surrounding this question.Some think that colleges and universities should focus only on job specific skills. Others stress the importance of critical thinkers who have learned life skills along with a liberal arts education. Who is right?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=408rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:16:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=408Five 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=407rss@higheredjobs.com (Matt Trainum)Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:03:52 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=406rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:44:20 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=403&blog=9rss@higheredjobs.com (Bill Smoot)Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:15:50 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=402rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:01:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=402Webcast: Successful Careers in Student AffairsFew professions in higher education are more versatile than student affairs. Kevin Kruger shares his thoughts on the profession and how you can better position yourself for career advancement in student affairs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=400rss@higheredjobs.com (Kevin Kruger)Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:55:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=401rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:10:43 EDThttps://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."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=399rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Wed, 9 Jan 2013 03:58:41 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=399What the election results mean for higher educationThe goals of increasing affordability and accessibility for students while improving college completion rates and quality are expected to continue into Obama’s second term according to a new report analyzing election results.Examining federal aid programs and for-profit colleges are also predicted to be on the radar.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=398rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 4 Jan 2013 03:24:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=398Religious 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=396rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:31:14 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=395rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:46 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=391rss@higheredjobs.com (Joshua Lang)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:36 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=393rss@higheredjobs.com (Todd Carlson)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=393Book Review - <em>Called to Serve:A Handbook on Student Veterans on Higher Education</em>The Department of Veterans Affairs’ count of military veterans enrolled in higher education, we are reminded several times in Called to Serve: A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education, more than doubled between 2000-10 to nearly 820,000. From 2010 alone it jumped by one-third.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=394rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:29 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=394The GI Bill: What Every Higher Ed Professional Should KnowEver since the GI Bill was first signed into law in 1944, it has been opening the doors to higher education for millions of military veterans. In spite of its reputation as a one-size-fits-all free ride through college, the "GI Bill" is a shorthand call sign for a wide range of Veterans Administration (VA) education funding programs available to our nation’s veterans based on a complex algorithm of service, need, and entitlement.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=392rss@higheredjobs.com (Sally Caspers)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:28 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=392Faculty and Student Veterans: Achieving Academic Goals TogetherThe end of World War I saw the beginnings of the Great Depression when discharged servicemen were unable to find employment. In 1932 and again in 1933 those unemployed former servicemen marched on Washington, D.C., demanding payment of the bonuses promised to them. Those marches ended when active duty military units forced the Bonus Marchers from their encampments.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=390rss@higheredjobs.com (Robert Ackerman, Ph.D.)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=390How Higher Education Helps Student Veterans SucceedIn 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=389rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:48:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=389A 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=388rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:14:36 EDThttps://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?"https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=387rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 7 Dec 2012 04:23:47 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=385rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Nov 2012 04:28:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=384rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:23:01 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=382rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 16 Nov 2012 04:57:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=382How "collaborative learning" is transforming higher educationInstructors are using virtual lecture halls and other interactive technology more effectively so students learn differently.A Duke professor states, "The stale, passive lecture model is being replaced by a more dynamic way of teaching and learning - one in which students and instructors collaborate..."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=383rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:54:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=383Six 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=381rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:37:32 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=378rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:54:57 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=377rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Oct 2012 05:00:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=376rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:21:51 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=376Webcast: Higher Ed's Impact on the ElectionsNeed some advice to revive your job search and further develop your career in higher education? Peter Weddle presents ideas to help job seekers identify their strengths, improve their candidacy, and help them find the perfect job in higher education. In addition, he reveals the necessary steps that candidates need to take to influence potential employers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=375rss@higheredjobs.com (Dr. David C. King)Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:29:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=375University's Facebook experiment makes political wavesA UC San Diego research team found that a "Today is Election Day" reminder on Facebook pages attached to a friend's picture resulted in "social contagion" or a social influence.Experts say these influences could be "a more potent tool for increasing voter turnout than blunter informational campaigns."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=374rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Wed, 3 Oct 2012 04:49:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=374A 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=372rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:19:54 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=371rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:03:13 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=369rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 4 Sep 2012 05:15:56 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=368&blog=8rss@higheredjobs.com (David C. King)Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:14:02 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=368&blog=8Open source textbook publisher projects $1M in savingsOpenStax College, an online textbook publisher launched in early 2012, could save students $1 million this fall and has a goal of saving students $95 million over the next five years by providing students free, high quality textbooks.The Obama Administration states it's on board with supporting this type of technology in attempts to reduce rising educational costs for students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=367rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 27 Aug 2012 06:05:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=367Healthcare 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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=366rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:44:03 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=365rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:15:30 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=364rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:04:14 EDThttps://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.'https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=362rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 1 Aug 2012 06:35:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=362Officials Call for Simpler College-Aid FormKeep it simple.This is what the Obama administration is aiming for in regards to students and financial aid.The administration believes that consumers need to clearly understand the costs and risks before taking on large debt and a new, simpler, "common-sense" form will help convey that.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=361rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Wed, 1 Aug 2012 04:19:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=361Big Rewards, less job security for college leadersRecent surveys show the tenure of university presidents is becoming shorter, while the pressures to satisfy and succeed continue to grow.It is difficult "to fill as many mouths now with short rations."Despite this, the presidency is still a sought after position with large rewards.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=360rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:06:08 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=360Preparing 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=359&blog=8rss@higheredjobs.com (David C. King)Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:48:02 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=358rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Jul 2012 06:53:36 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=352rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:25:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=352Students Becoming Professionals: An Employer's View on Guiding a New EmployeeThere are differences between the current generation of four-year graduates seeking their first jobs with generations of the past. Ironically, employers still want hard-working, committed employees to do the job and be accountable. While the conversation could quickly turn philosophical in nature, the reality is that the attitude of the current generation of first-time employees has changed.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=356rss@higheredjobs.com (Philip Waitzman, M.B.A., M.P.H., M.A., L.S.W.)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:20:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=356<em>Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education.</em> Robert Zemsky. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP. 2009.Some readers will surely be disappointed by Robert Zemsky's <em>Making Reform Work</em>. He doesn't rivet the reader with an alarming portrait of American higher education's decline. He refuses to fall back on familiar diagnoses of higher education's problems. And, he fails to lead with, much less offer, a neat, bulleted list of reform proposals that will solve all of higher education's problems in short order. Some readers will be disappointed, in short, because Zemsky refuses to provide simple answers and quick solutions to higher education reform, but that's a good thing. Rather than a lament or jeremiad, Zemsky has written a patient, thorough, and valuable review of the reform debate in hopes of sketching a more pragmatic approach to reform.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=355rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:20:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=355Defining Success in Higher EducationIn 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=354rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:19:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=354Students' 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=353rss@higheredjobs.com (Mark Schneider)Tue, 3 Jul 2012 05:19:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=350rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 2 Jul 2012 07:26:55 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=351rss@higheredjobs.com (Rachel Fishman)Thu, 28 Jun 2012 05:11:16 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=351'Pinterest for education' coming to college campusesCourse resources and information, campus scenes and trending university news all on one page is making its way to campus."Learnist" inspired by the popular Pinterest website is now available for students and educators to pin and share information.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=349rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:17:58 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=349The 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=347rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 1 Jun 2012 06:12:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=347Higher-education job site takes on critical role in down economyThe growth of community college job openings is leveling off, adjunct faculty positions have grown at a steady pace since the economic recession of 2008...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=346rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 25 May 2012 04:35:10 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=346Higher 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>).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=345rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 17 May 2012 05:04:33 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=344&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Tue, 15 May 2012 11:39:46 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=344&blog=7Students Not the Only Ones Being GradedStates are keeping an eye on colleges and universities to track degrees awarded, graduation rates and retention.If schools don't meet minimum standards, they won't receive funding - a situation known as "performance funding."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=343rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 11 May 2012 09:49:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=343The 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=341rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 1 May 2012 04:24:16 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=340&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:59:35 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=340&blog=7"One" is the Magic Number for Many InstitutionsIs one the way of the future? A select set of colleges and universities have begun streamlining their mobile web content efforts and have made a single school site that adapts according to which mobile device on which it appears.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=339rss@higheredjobs.com (eCampusNews)Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:06:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=339Webcast: Seven 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=337rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:46:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=335rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 3 Apr 2012 05:40:10 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=333rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:20:44 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=332&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Fri, 16 Mar 2012 05:09:37 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=331rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 7 Mar 2012 03:58:37 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=329rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 1 Mar 2012 03:56:53 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=328rss@higheredjobs.com (Justin Zackal)Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:31:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=326rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 17 Feb 2012 04:04:59 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=327&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh)Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:13:13 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=325&blog=7rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:59:34 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=324rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 9 Feb 2012 04:42:57 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=322rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:35:17 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=320rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:14:18 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=320Three Key Lessons from Going Green on CampusThe path to a cleaner, healthier campus begins in the classroom, office and dorm room. Across Harvard's 12-plus schools and administrative units we are building a culture of sustainability in partnership with our students, staff and faculty.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=317rss@higheredjobs.com (Heather Henriksen)Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:10:52 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=317<em>The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability. </em>University campuses today sit at the forefront of the movement for environmental sustainability: many of their faculty conduct research on the topic, they function as large-scale laboratories where green initiatives can be tested and perfected in miniature, and, as educational centers, universities expose students to sustainable practices that they might implement in their future personal and professional lives.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=319rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:10:50 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=319The 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=321rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:28:26 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=321Collegiate Sustainability Initiatives Go Far Beyond the Poster Child of RecyclingThere is a great need for our global community to work toward a sustainable future. Not only has higher education taken on this responsibility; the higher education realm is also well-equipped to spread important messages on sustainability, implement sustainability directives, and progressively develop more effective sustainability methods, practices, and technologies on a global scale.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=318rss@higheredjobs.com (Megan McCarthy Anderson)Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:10:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=318What 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=315rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 22 Dec 2011 03:24:35 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=314rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:59:41 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=311rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:59:52 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=310&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Tue, 22 Nov 2011 04:52:25 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=309rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 17 Nov 2011 04:46:45 EDThttps://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."https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=308rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:32:17 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=307&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Wed, 9 Nov 2011 05:36:18 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=305rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:57:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=304rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:15:03 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=303&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Wed, 19 Oct 2011 05:47:28 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=302rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 10 Oct 2011 05:07:59 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=299rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:17:34 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=298&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:02:07 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=297rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 13 Sep 2011 06:40:11 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=297Media and Marketing in Higher EducationIn reading The Innovative University, I found Chapter 20, New Models to be of particular interest from a media and marketing perspective. The messages in advertising by many for-profit and online/hybrid institutions have one common thread running throughout; In the way of your goals is a 4 year, expensive commitment, we can help you get to your goal faster, cheaper, and more conveniently.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=296&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 12 Sep 2011 07:17:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=296&blog=6High-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."https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=294&blog=6rss@higheredjobs.com (Henry J. Eyring)Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:05:16 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=293rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:49:06 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=292rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:05:36 EDThttps://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).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=291rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 11 Aug 2011 05:16:32 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=288rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 25 Jul 2011 06:56:37 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=288<i>Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It.</i> Darla J. Twale and Barbara M. De LucaAs faculty pursue and build their careers, there is plenty of guidance to steer them down the paths of the profession: There is advice on how to develop teaching philosophies, advice on how to network through professional conferences, advice on seeking and landing jobs, and advice on how to tailor one's research projects for publication. There are, in short, many voices telling them what to expect. What happens, though, if they do everything right, and still there is someone trying to make them fail?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=286rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 25 Jul 2011 06:23:25 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=286Using Emotional Intelligence to TeachWhether your title is professor, instructor, lecturer, adjunct or other, your responsibility to your students is to teach.Your students look to you for the wisdom you have gained from your research, your educational background or your practical experience and your overall intelligence.However, being an effective instructor does not solely depend on your intellectual quotient (IQ); it also depends on how well you can use your emotional intelligence (EI).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=285rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Mon, 25 Jul 2011 06:23:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=285The State of Fringe Benefits in Higher EducationJob satisfaction is much more than a measure of salary satisfaction. Of course, most anybody would want, and gladly accept, more pay but research shows that benefits are a large part of what goes into overall job satisfaction. A 2008 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study conducted by Benjamin Artzdemonstrated several ways that fringe benefits can positively impact one's job satisfaction. This study inspired us to conduct our own poll of higher education professionals about their fringe benefits. Our poll, conducted online in May 2011, showed some interesting insights into what is being offered to employees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=287rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 25 Jul 2011 06:23:22 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=287Part 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=289rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:51:44 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=284rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 12 Jul 2011 04:55:10 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=281rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:19:09 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=282rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:59:40 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=280rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Mon, 6 Jun 2011 04:41:09 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=277rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 31 May 2011 05:59:34 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=278rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 25 May 2011 06:36:44 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=276&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Tue, 17 May 2011 05:40:05 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=274rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 4 May 2011 11:26:09 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=273rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:00:55 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=271rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 13 Apr 2011 06:42:20 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=270rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 5 Apr 2011 05:40:29 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=265rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:47:21 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=268&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:07:13 EDThttps://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).https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=267rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:46:32 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=266rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:30:54 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=266Embracing the MessinessSomething teachers at all levels run into is messiness in their teaching, especially when our teaching methods meet the messiness of real life. How dare the real world encroach upon what we know to be sound and good pedagogy?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=264&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:48:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=264&blog=5Student Affairs Job Openings Improve Dramatically Throughout 2010Postings for jobs in student affairs improved dramatically throughout 2010, according to a newly released <a href="http://www.higheredjobs.com/career/quarterly-report.cfm">Higher Education Employment Report</a> from HigherEdJobs.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=263rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 8 Mar 2011 04:59:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=263Tiger 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=262rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 8 Mar 2011 04:59:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=261rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Thu, 3 Mar 2011 03:55:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=258rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Thu, 24 Feb 2011 04:55:18 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=259&blog=5rss@higheredjobs.com (Arthur Zajonc)Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:26:16 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=257rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 21 Feb 2011 08:56:56 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=255rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:44:25 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=254rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:45:38 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=252rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 31 Dec 2010 06:31:37 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=251rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:22:20 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=251Veterans Enhance Diversity on CampusIn the first year of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, more than 550,500 students applied to eventually receive their benefits and 267,500 veterans were attending school. In the coming years, over a million veterans will be attending educational institutions to further their post-military education and earn degrees.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=243rss@higheredjobs.com (Ted Daywalt)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:22:03 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=243Facts and Myths of Affirmative ActionAffirmative Action. When you read or hear these words, what comes to mind?There are a lot of myths about affirmative action.For the purposes of this article, we will explore affirmative action in the employment context only.However, because there can be so much confusion over this topic, we will briefly go over affirmative action -- as it can sometimes be viewed -- in college admissions.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=246rss@higheredjobs.com (Anthony Walesby)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:22:01 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=246Diversity in Higher Education TodayIt has been said that "Diversity is one of the largest, most urgent challenges facing higher education today.It is also one of the most difficult challenges colleges have ever faced." Education within a diverse environment prepares students for life in a complex and pluralistic society. Our questions were aimed to catch a glimpse of what is happening at colleges and universities across the nation today. We aimed to find out what perceptions people in higher education hold about their institutions. Our poll reached out to higher education professionals and students.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=249rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:21:59 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=249Scott E. Page's'The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies.'2007In this provocative and readable book, Scott Page tackles the fundamental question of why diversity, in any situation, should matter at all. He eschews familiar topics of demographics, economics, and social justice and instead frames the question as a logical puzzle, one that he tackles in a breezy and very accessible style. In working his way through various models and the resulting theorems, he articulates a very empowering understanding of diversity and makes a compelling argument for the continuation and support of programs to engender it in its various forms.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=248rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:21:56 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=248'Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies.' Edited by Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude. 2008The product of a four-year project funded by the Ford Foundation, <em>Doing Diversity in Higher Education's</em> case studies review diversity efforts at a variety of institutions, including publics, privates, historically black colleges and universities, and the Ivy League. Most of the authors were participants in the subjects they describe, and through a mix of personal anecdotes and institutional analyses, they have produced both a collection of best practices and a summary of the perils and pitfalls that continue to face campus diversity efforts today.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=245rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:21:55 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=245Managing and Appreciating your Diverse WorkforceTo state the obvious, no two people are ever exactly alike.There are numerous way we may differ -- in fact, too many to include all of them in this article.Be it our gender, religious beliefs, different personalities, economic status, ethnicity, work style, educational background, rank, disabilities, marital status or approaches to life -- we live and work in a diverse world.To be an effective manager, you must know how to approach and manage various forms of diversity, often nontraditional, in your workplace.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=244rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:21:04 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=244The Adaptive Power of Career ActivismFor the past eleven months, we've been exploring the principles and practices of Career Fitness.When you take up that program, you are -- consciously or otherwise -- transforming yourself into the persona of a "career activist." You are acknowledging that you are a person of talent and that you are responsible for the direction and content of your career.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=242&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 15 Dec 2010 08:19:30 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=242&blog=2The Hidden Deficit in Your CareerEveryone in America is in debt.If you've been prudent and kept your finances in order, your government hasn't.That reality means all of us are in hock.But it's not the only deficit we're dealing with.Many of us are now also debtors in our careers.Our occupational knowledge is bankrupt.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=241rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:32:07 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=241Waiting 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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=240&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:13:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=238rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 1 Dec 2010 06:01:31 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=236rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:29:47 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=237rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:23:04 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=235&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 12 Nov 2010 04:23:47 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=234&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:39:12 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=233rss@higheredjobs.com (Sean Cook)Tue, 2 Nov 2010 06:55:20 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=231rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:55:56 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=230&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Wed, 27 Oct 2010 06:31:24 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=230&blog=4Julia Miller Vick's and Jennifer S. Furlong's <i>The Academic Job Search Handbook, Fourth Edition</i>Perhaps the authoritative book on the subject, Julia Miller Vick's and Jennifer S. Furlong's <em>The Academic Job Search Handbook</em> has, since 1992, served as a guide to thousands of job candidates seeking faculty positions across higher education. With its thorough coverage of every step of the traditional academic job search, the fourth edition remains a stalwart, particularly for new graduate students and soon-to-be Ph.D.s.If the book has a weakness, though, it's that it is too "traditional," both in its definition of the academic job market, and the strategies, resources, and timelines it advises for its readers.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=206rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Tue, 19 Oct 2010 05:32:34 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=206Doubling 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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=229rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 19 Oct 2010 05:12:45 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=228&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 15 Oct 2010 09:32:11 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=227&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Wed, 6 Oct 2010 06:23:14 EDThttps://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."https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=225&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:33:56 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=223rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:37:21 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=224rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:08:46 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=222&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:15:19 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=221&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 7 Sep 2010 05:29:04 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=220&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 7 Sep 2010 05:24:34 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=218&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Jonathan R. Cole)Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:20:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=218&blog=4Introduction to Our Fall 2010 Author in Residence, Jonathan R. ColeOn Monday, our Fall 2010 Author in Residence will begin to post about issues in higher education that arise from his book, <i>The Great American University</i>.Jonathan Cole is best known for his fourteen years (1989-2003) as Columbia's provost, holding the position for the second-longest tenure in the university's 250-year history...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=216&blog=4rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:20:12 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=216&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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=214rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:40:22 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=212rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:26:43 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=213rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Aug 2010 06:47:33 EDThttps://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.'"https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=211&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:57:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=209rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:57:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=209The Academic Job Search Poll ResultsThis month, we took a look at how job seekers go about their job searches.We asked job seekers in what areas of academia are they looking for work, what is the motivation behind their job search, and where they are finding the most leads toward open positions.Vital to a successful job search is knowing what is working for others and where the jobs are.Then you decide what makes sense for your own situation.Below, we discuss some of the more interesting findings from the poll.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=205rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:57:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=205The Challenges and Opportunities of the "Adjunct World"According to some, the grass may be greener on the other side.But for many adjunct instructors, the grass is plenty green.For some adjunct faculty members, it can be a challenge to not have guaranteed employment from semester to semester and the salary may not be as high as one would want.However, for as many challenges associated with teaching part-time, there are wonderful opportunities that can outweigh the negatives. So, is teaching part-time a good or bad thing?https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=208rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:57:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=208Talented Person...Will Work for a JobYou've probably heard the saying before that "looking for a job is a full-time job."To reach the position to which you've always aspired, you should seriously consider taking this viewpoint when starting a career search.Your job is to find a job and you need to dedicate yourself and work at completing that goal.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=207rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:57:32 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=207What 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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=204rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:59:02 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=203&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:29:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=201rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:52:58 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=202&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:11:48 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=199&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:07:39 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=198rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 21 Jun 2010 20:00:00 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=197&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 21 Jun 2010 05:11:38 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=196rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:58:38 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=195rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Tue, 8 Jun 2010 05:25:20 EDThttps://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 that people need to do some tough introspection.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=193&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 1 Jun 2010 05:19:52 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=192&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Wed, 26 May 2010 04:44:55 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=191&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 24 May 2010 05:14:46 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=188rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 18 May 2010 06:01:09 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=190rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 18 May 2010 04:59:20 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=189&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 18 May 2010 04:53:38 EDThttps://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.https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=187&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Fri, 7 May 2010 05:17:59 EDThttps://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?https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=185&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 26 Apr 2010 04:57:34 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=182rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:13:33 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=183rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:11:13 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=184rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 20 Apr 2010 06:22:51 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=181&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:48:32 EDThttps://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!)...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=180&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:39:03 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/IFocusDisplay.cfm?ID=177rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 5 Apr 2010 05:45:44 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=178&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 5 Apr 2010 05:07:19 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=178&blog=2Internet Your Way to a New JobWherever you are in your career, it never hurts to step back and seek advice on job searches, particularly at a time when the ways we communicate, network, and present ourselves are transforming how we move through our careers. But where do you begin your search for a good book about...the search?One sturdy selection, Alison Doyle's <em>Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online</em>, checks in at a slim 124 pages but still manages to cover all of the major components of any online job search. A career-counselor and author of About.com's guide to job searching, Doyle lays out succinct nuggets of advice to guide the reader through h...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=176rss@higheredjobs.com (Brian Bialkowski)Mon, 5 Apr 2010 04:28:23 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=176How 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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=172&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 29 Mar 2010 04:59:13 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=158rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 24 Mar 2010 05:30:15 EDThttps://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?...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=157rss@higheredjobs.com (Kelly A. Cherwin)Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:00:58 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=166&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:25:56 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=156rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:42:41 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=156How’s my career health?Good, I think...How healthy is your career? If you're like me, it's been a while since you asked yourself this question. Nevertheless, it's a question every higher education professional should ask themselves.<br /><br />In Peter Weddle's book, <a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1928734472/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1PE7S51257HH356NFDKQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846">Work Strong</a>, he makes an interesting analogy between physical health and career health...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=155&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Mon, 15 Mar 2010 05:09:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=155&blog=2Who is Guiding Your Career?The second chapter of <i>Work Strong</i>brings up how to analyze your career's health.There is an assessment inthe book, the Career Fitness Evaluation (p. 55-57), that I hope many ofyou took this opportunity to fill out. Use this assessment piece toreflect upon your career and the direction it is headed.Are youworking smartly and in your own best interests?Are you feeling happy,valued, and connected to your working community? You need to figure outwho is guiding your career...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=154&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:30:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=154&blog=2How Do You Measure the Health of Your Faculty Career?Peter Weddle's case for and method of evaluating the health of your career are excellent.However, there are many different career paths faculty members take.These paths often vary based on discipline, institution and desires.Most uniquely, faculty may have tenure as a part of their employment.As I read through <a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1928734472/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1PE7S51257HH356NFDKQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846">Work Strong</a>, I found myself wondering how many different ways faculty measure ...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=151&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Mon, 1 Mar 2010 03:35:53 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=151&blog=2You 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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=150rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 23 Feb 2010 03:45:58 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=149&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:05:35 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=148rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:45:10 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=147&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (John Ikenberry)Mon, 15 Feb 2010 06:20:23 EDThttps://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....https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=146&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 9 Feb 2010 06:29:42 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=146&blog=2Today's Job ReportThe continuing loss of jobs in the U.S. economy-20,000 in January and over 8 million since the recession began--suggests that this recovery will be unlike any we've ever seen.We thought the 1991 and 2001 recessions were strange because they led to "job less" recoveries.Well, this recovery will be ca candidate for "Ripley's Believe It or Not"...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=145&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 9 Feb 2010 05:48:17 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=145&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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=143rss@higheredjobs.com (Rob Freedman)Tue, 9 Feb 2010 05:11:06 EDThttps://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&s=books&qid=1265232067&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 ...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=142&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Thu, 4 Feb 2010 03:48:15 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=142&blog=2A Bit of (Hopefully Useful) BackgroundNow that we've started our discussion about successful career self-management in the 21st Century, I thought I'd pause and tell you a little bit about my book and this blog.<br /><br />First, the book. <em>Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System</em> is a different kind of "career book" in at least two respects...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=140&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:55:40 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=140&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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=139&blog=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:51:05 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=138rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:25:10 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=133rss@higheredjobs.com (Jenna Spinelle)Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:50:14 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=133A Chat with Our SoulWe end our chats in 2009 with the most intimate chat of all, our own Chief Information Officer and Co-Founder, Eric Blessner.Eric is truly the soul of HigherEdJobs.com as he is the person ultimately responsible for making sure your experience is all it can be.His dedication to crafting a unique academic job board experience has been his passion since the site opened in 1996. Eric shares with us his philosophy on academic job searches, his favorite HigherEdJobs features, and shares a few secrets of job search success with us this mont...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=136rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Sun, 27 Dec 2009 19:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=136The 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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=132rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:09:34 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=128rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 18 Nov 2009 05:13:51 EDThttps://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....https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=129rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:56:20 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=125rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:04:35 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=124rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:37:36 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=122rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:35:28 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=120rss@higheredjobs.com (Peter Weddle)Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:27:20 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=116rss@higheredjobs.com (Lisa Jordan)Tue, 1 Sep 2009 04:54:28 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/HigherEdCareers/interviews.cfm?ID=115rss@higheredjobs.com (Andrew Hibel)Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:07:42 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=109rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles DuBois)Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:42:46 EDThttps://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...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=108rss@higheredjobs.com (Charles DuBois)Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:08:27 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=108Etiquette for a Successful InterviewA job interview is a two-way street: it's a chance for you to showcase your training and skills at an institution of higher education as well as an opportunity for the people in your prospective department to entice you to join them. Whether the interview occurs over the telephone, at a conference, or via a series of meetings on a college campus...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2rss@higheredjobs.com (Ellen F. Houser)Wed, 20 Jun 2007 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2Your References: An Important Part of the Job Search ProcessHaving another professional speak on your behalf as a reference is an important and critical part of a job search and should be managed with utmost care. All too often candidates simply submit a list of references and consider that aspect of the process complete. As a candidate, this laissez faire response to providing references...https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1rss@higheredjobs.com (Ellen Heffernan)Wed, 2 May 2007 06:00:00 EDThttps://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1