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A Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Enough With the Lip Service … It’s Time for Action!

by Andy Brantley

if not now whenRecent events at the University of Missouri and Yale (and several other institutions over the past couple of years) should serve as a reminder that a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion MUST be the personal and professional responsibility of every higher education leader, as well as the responsibility of every member of the campus community. This means that we ALL must work together to build institutional capacity and individual capability, to shape culture and to cultivate supportive and inclusive learning environments that advance organizational effectiveness and success.

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Trending Topics From the Knowledge Center – September 2015

by Missy Kline

higher-education-hr-newsKnowledge Center content manager Patti Couger regularly seeks out news briefs and timely resources to share on the Knowledge Center home page. Topics highlighted this quarter include paid time off, unpaid interns, diversity, equity and inclusion, and changes to the FLSA's overtime regulations.

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: Age Discrimination

by Julie Boggs

test-your-hr-legal-knowledge-CUPA-HRAre you looking to add "HR legal expert" to your resume? Here’s a real court case that will 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: "New Blood" Age Discrimination — Allain v. University of Louisiana System (W.D. La., 1/22/15)

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2015 Snapshot: Women in Higher Ed Leadership

by Gayle Kiser

CUPAHR_women_in_highered_20151-thumbWould it surprise you to hear that 72% of chief HR officers at colleges and universities are women? Or that the median salary for women in the chief HR position is 90% of the median salary for men in the same position? Because March is Women’s History Month, we thought we’d take a closer look at the data.

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A Book (Make It Two!) for Every Child

by Missy Kline

Picture2As part of this year’s CUPA-HR annual conference (held in San Antonio in late September), we focused our charitable efforts on providing books to children in need. Partnering with Fidelity Investments and Reading Is Fundamental, we were able to make a donation of 1,200 books to Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio.

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Six Tips to Ensure Unbiased Searches

by Missy Kline

Like it or not, you’re biased in some way, shape or form. All of us are. Study after study has proven this time and again. Given this fact, and the urgent need for diversification of the higher ed workforce, how can we keep unconscious bias from creeping in to our search and selection processes? Bottom line is, in order to combat bias (both intentional and unintentional), recruiting and selecting diverse talent requires different approaches, tools and techniques.

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: Race Discrimination

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: College Tennis Coach Race Discrimination Claim — Minnis v. Bd of Supervisors of Louisiana State University (MD La.,No 3:13-CV-00005, 12/4/13)

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Talking Diversity With Walgreens CDO Steve Pemberton

by Missy Kline

Pemberton_SteveWalgreens Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton has a story to tell — a story about overcoming adversity, breaking down barriers, and rising above stereotypes. But it’s not just any story … it’s his story. And by sharing it, he's reinforcing the notion that we don't all look like our stories, and that diversity is a multifaceted concept.

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A Call to End Extreme Behaviors

by CUPA-HR

Earlier this month, Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon called for an end to extreme behaviors on campus.

In his remarks, he cited such transgressions as “general disregard for human dignity …, events with racist and sexist undertones, disgusting and sometimes threatening insults hurled on the internet …”

While his focus was on student behaviors, President Hanlon was confronting the direction of the campus culture, which necessarily impacts faculty, staff and administrators, too.

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Diversifying the Faculty

by CUPA-HR

Just a week ago the University of California at Riverside announced that it would be hiring 300 new faculty members over the next five years.

The university’s chancellor, Kim A. Wilcox, sees the hiring expansion as an opportunity to shape the institution for years to come — in particular, to benefit from faculty that reflect the demographics of the nation, of the state and of the university’s enrolled students.

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