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March 8, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Seek career advice from those with similar experience
    The best advice comes from those who have similar experiences, suggests business writer Mark Schnurman. When soliciting career advice, be clear on why you want it and be clear on how the person giving advice is thinking, Schnurman writes. Some may steer you wrong, not out of malice, but misunderstanding, he warns. Also, ask for a wide range of opinions. "The worst thing that can happen is you strengthened your network," Schnurman concludes. The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Why reducing faculty compensation is not the answer
    Reducing faculty compensation to save money at universities and colleges is not the answer, writes Frank H. Wu, chancellor and dean of the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Cutting salaries would mean many faculty would leave for better-paying jobs, while the quality of education would decline, as would enrollment, Wu writes. Instead, faculty at his school have increased their workload and are engaging more with students. "Together, but only together, we can change higher education," Wu contends. The Huffington Post/The Blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Opinion: Community colleges must change strategy to survive
    Community colleges must be more flexible and engaged to survive tightened budgets, Bruce Leslie, chancellor of Alamo Colleges, writes in this blog post. Dwindling resources, competition and tuition caps mean new strategies are needed, Leslie writes. "[W]e must stop functioning like mini-universities and fulfill the founding promise of a student centered, market responsive, academically innovative organization," he argues. The Huffington Post (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Diversity Focus 
  • Study: Fewer minorities occupy provost positions
    The percentages of black, Asian and Hispanic provosts have declined over the past five years, leading to concerns about diversity in the position that commonly leads to college presidencies, a new study from the American Council on Education shows. "This study underscores the importance of developing a diverse higher-education leadership pipeline which is essential to meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population," said Stephanie Bell-Rose, senior managing director of the TIAA-CREF Institute. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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