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A New Student Transcript Model Showcases Experiential Learning

by Missy Kline

blog imageThrough a new student transcript model, Elon University has enabled its graduates to showcase their full college experience to potential employers. By listing not only coursework, but also accomplishments in Elon’s five signature experiential learning programs, the transcript provides a more robust picture of a student’s college education, from academics to in-the-field learning to opportunities to develop as a leader.

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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Three Lessons in Benefits Consolidation

by Missy Kline

benefitsCan less really be more when it comes to employee benefits? Sometimes, yes – when we’re talking number of providers and plans offered. After reviewing its core voluntary benefits offerings last year and finding that employees on its 33 campuses could choose from a staggering 177 different plans administered by 62 different vendors, the University System of Georgia HR office set out to do some downsizing.

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4 Tips for Succeeding in Higher Ed HR

by Missy Kline

iStock_000015097052SmallComing in to higher ed HR from another HR industry can be a culture shock. First, there’s the overall culture of higher ed — traditional, conservative, slow to change. Then there are the anomalies of specific types of institutions and their environments, not to mention the many different types of employees who are recruited, compensated and governed very differently. Understanding that working in higher ed is not “business as usual” is the first step to succeeding in this unique environment.

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: FLSA

by Julie Boggs

test-your-hr-legal-knowledge-CUPA-HRAre you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right!

The Case: FLSA and Undocumented Aliens – Lamonica v. Safe Hurricane Shutters, Inc. (11th Cir. No. 11-15743, 3/6/13)

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A Q&A With a University President on the Value of HR

by Missy Kline

Montana State University President Waded CruzadoWhat do presidents look for in their institutions’ HR teams? What must HR do to gain the trust and respect of institutional leaders? Which competencies should HR leaders possess? Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University (and recipient of CUPA-HR’s 2014 Chief Executive HR Champion Award), gives us her take.

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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