Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Leadership and Strategy’ Category

A 4-Step Model for Leadership Success

by Missy Kline

What does it take to be successful as a leader? By following a simple four-step process, you can greatly increase your leadership capability and earn the trust and respect of those on your team as well as others on campus.

Read more

What Can HR Do to Support the Changing Faculty in Higher Ed?

by Missy Kline

In her session “HR and Support of the Changing Faculty” at CUPA-HR’s annual conference in San Diego, Adrianna Kezar, director of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success at University of Southern California, shared some of the challenges non-tenure-track faculty face and how human resources can help shepherd new policies and practices to better support them.

Read more

A Fresh Perspective: Introducing Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders

by Sarah Carson

The Emerging CUPA-HR Leader program recognizes volunteer leaders from across the country who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and initiative within higher ed HR and desire to play an active role in advancing the profession. Participants engage in problem-solving work groups and develop deep networks with peers while gaining an inside look at CUPA-HR's operations and structure.

Read more

Plan, Stretch, Connect: How Six Early-Career HR Professionals Are Developing Professionally in Higher Ed

by Julie Boggs

As a kick-off to the Wildfire program, participants used their time in Tempe to learn about the challenges and opportunities within the program and chart a course for their development. Here’s how they’re approaching the year ahead (you can steal these ideas to bolster your own career development!):

Read more

Top Disciplines for New Faculty Hires in Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

According to data from CUPA-HR’s Faculty and Department Heads in Higher Education Salary Survey, the hottest disciplines for new faculty hires in higher ed are nursing, psychology and English language/literature. Mathematics and music round out the top five.

Read more

Why and How One University Hit the Reset Button on Performance Management

by Missy Kline

Performance reviews in the vast majority of organizations follow this trajectory: setting objectives, feedback, manager assessment and rating, consensus meeting, salary/bonus decisions. But does this process really work? Is it efficient? Is it consistent across the organization? Is it viewed as a value-add? Most people would answer with a resounding “no.” So what’s the solution? For Pennsylvania State University, it was blowing up its current process and starting fresh.

Read more

Building HR Competencies (and Solving Problems) Through Group Think

by Missy Kline

CoP artUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison human resources has recently implemented a communities of practice model that serves to foster the development of learning communities through which HR practitioners can build their knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance their work in service to the campus community.

Read more

How One HR Organization Is Using Data to Drive People Strategies

by Missy Kline

data-analysisUniversity of Missouri System’s HR organization is a great case study in how human resources can use people data to identify workforce trends, identify and address challenges, and help university leaders and managers make sound workforce-related decisions.

Read more

5 Emerging Trends in HR and Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

istock_50546534_xlargeKeeping a finger on the pulse of current and emerging higher ed and HR-related trends that may have implications for our students, employees and campus communities is a crucial part of our role as HR professionals. A few members of CUPA-HR’s Corporate Advisory Council have prepared white papers in which they share their insights into emerging trends and issues and how institutions can prepare.

Read more

Making PROGRESS at St. John’s University – Establishing a Culture of Internal Career Mobility

by Missy Kline

career-ladderWhile some people are content to stay in the same job year after year, maybe for their entire career, most people want to advance up the career ladder. If that’s a goal for an employee, but there’s no easy way to do that in his or her current organization, that employee will look for those opportunities elsewhere. Having experienced this firsthand, human resources at St. John's University created a program to help identify and cultivate internal talent.

Read more