How to deal with negative anonymous feedback | How academics can impress a hiring "decider" | Consider these factors when asking for a raise
December 11, 2017
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How to deal with negative anonymous feedback
Professionals should resist the temptation to react angrily to negative anonymous feedback from peers or to advocate changing the review process. Instead, ignore useless feedback and focus on getting helpful pointers from your supervisors, writes Rob Walker.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (12/8) 
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How academics can impress a hiring "decider"
How academics can impress a hiring "decider"
When meeting with a final hiring decision-maker during an academic interview, professionals should know that person's vision and priorities and highlight how their skills fulfill the job's requirements, writes Texas Tech University professor David Perlmutter. In this commentary, Perlmutter suggests that candidates also consider what it would be like to work for that administrator.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (12/10) 
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How Gonzaga Improves Candidate Selection
Learn strategies for selecting great candidates, focusing on how to identify the critical "soft skills" that have a direct impact on a candidate's ability to thrive: things like adaptability, good communication skills, problem-solving, and cooperation. Listen now to this On Demand Webinar
Higher Ed Employment Trends
More US employers begin to offer sabbaticals
Many US employers have started offering sabbaticals to employees, allowing workers to recharge, travel or acquire new skills. A study by eDreams found 75% of working Americans said they would like to take an extended break, and 53% cited the desire to escape the stress of work as a contributing factor.
Forbes (12/10) 
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Data: Ph.D.s choose different paths after graduation
About two-thirds of doctoral recipients in fields such as science and engineering who did not have postdoc plans said they were headed into research and development jobs after graduation, according to a survey from the National Science Foundation. About a third of life, physical and earth sciences doctoral students, and 17% of math and computer science students said they were going into postdoc positions, the survey found.
Science (free content) (12/8) 
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Higher Ed in the News
Community colleges could be hit hard by tax plan
Changes to education tax credits and financial aid proposed in congressional tax overhaul measures could have negative consequences for community-college students, says Jose Adames, president of El Centro College in Dallas. In this Q&A, Adames says making it harder for students to get a degree could do future harm to the economy.
National Public Radio (12/9) 
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Leadership Focus
Pa. university picks new president
Ajay Nair has been chosen to be the next president of Arcadia University in Philadelphia -- the first person of color to hold the top job. Nair, currently the senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University, says he will focus on the "bold and forward-thinking" history of the university.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (12/10) 
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