Higher Education HR News

Higher Education HR News

April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am | Be the first to comment!

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

Featured Links

  • CUPA-HR Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions – June 17 (free, but registration is required)
  • CUPA-HR Salary Survey Results
  • NACUA Webinar: The Affordable Care Act – Compliance Issues for Colleges and Universities – May 6
3 Powerful Examples of Storytelling in Diversity Work

3 Powerful Examples of Storytelling in Diversity Work

April 16, 2014 at 9:35 am | Be the first to comment!

Remember the last time you heard a really good story? How intently you listened, how easy it was to get lost in the words, how completely connected you felt to the storyteller?

Storytelling is a powerful way to connect ideas and people. It can help us see and understand varying perspectives; it can enable us to open our minds and think about things in new and different ways; and it allows us to connect with a concept or topic on a more personal level.

Microaggressions Can Have a Toxic Effect in the Workplace

Microaggressions Can Have a Toxic Effect in the Workplace

April 11, 2014 at 8:16 am | Be the first to comment!

Lately there’s a buzz in social media about “microaggressions” that occur on college and university campuses.  (See, for example, the “I, Too, Am Harvard” photo campaign on Tumblr that evolved into full-fledged theatre performance.)  Although the term has existed for years in the academic realm, the concept that brief and commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities can have a significant impact on how we perform individually and interact with one another has taken root broadly, including in workplace environments.

Talent Management for Faculty and Adjunct Faculty: Where Does HR Fit In?

Talent Management for Faculty and Adjunct Faculty: Where Does HR Fit In?

March 26, 2014 at 9:50 am | Be the first to comment!

In recent years the trend to employ part-time faculty has risen sharply. Institutional changes triggered by, for example, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act have institutions considering if hiring part-time faculty should be a continued, pragmatic solution for future success. And though the hiring of faculty members (full- or part-time) primarily falls under the purview of academic affairs, some institutions are now seeking talent management advice and support from their HR leaders.

Celebrating Quiet Brilliance

Celebrating Quiet Brilliance

March 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Be the first to comment!

You know that really quiet person in your department? The one who shies away from the limelight? The one who doesn’t speak up much in meetings? The one who prefers solitude over group dynamics? That person may be an introvert — someone who does his or her best work and feels most at ease when he or she has plenty of time for quiet reflection and deep contemplation. Or maybe you’re that person.

Higher Education HR News

Higher Education HR News

March 5, 2014 at 10:12 am | 1 Comment

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

Featured Links: Public Institutions Outpaced Privates Last Year in Salary Increases for Senior Leaders (results from CUPA-HR’s 2013-14 Administrators in Higher Ed Salary Survey); CUPA-HR Collecting Salary Data for Department Heads and Adjunct Faculty; CUPA-HR, ACE and NACUA to Partner on Employment Law Workshop; Higher Ed Groups Submit Comments to IRS on Candidate-Related Political Activity; A Study of Five States’ Higher Education Policies and Outcomes