The Dilemma of a Wimpy Job Seeker

The movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid is just now hitting theaters, but already it’s earning kudos for its observations of middle school and the lessons it teaches adolescents about life there and thereafter. Its wisdom, however, is not confined to pre-high school hallways. The movie has something to offer to those of us who … Read more

Creating Respect in a Diverse Classroom

As our campuses continue to become more racially and ethnically diverse, the subject of respect in the classroom becomes increasingly more important. Staff and faculty play a large role in helping to shape a student’s college experience, so being able to identify factors to help create respect in the classroom is essential. This month, our … Read more

The Placement Exchange Blog – Part Two

The Placement Exchange 2011, a job placement event for student affairs professionals, took place March 9 – 13 in Philadelphia. HigherEdJobs is pleased to bring you recaps of the educational sessions at The Placement Exchange. Although some information is specific about the conference, knowledge from these sessions can also be applied to other areas of … Read more

The Metatarsal of Career Success

Scientists were thrilled to announce the other day that they had found a metatarsal bone in a skeleton that was millions of years old, proving that our earliest ancestors had been able to walk erect. While this bone in our foot was important to our early evolution, however, we need a very different kind of … Read more

The Placement Exchange Blog – Part One

The Placement Exchange 2011, a job placement event for student affairs professionals, took place March 9 – 13 in Philadelphia. HigherEdJobs is pleased to bring you recaps of the educational sessions at The Placement Exchange. Although some information is specific about the conference, knowledge from these sessions can also be applied to other areas of … Read more

Intention and Imagination in Higher Education

The primary divide I am concerned with in higher education is actually not the fragmentation of knowledge or the loss of community, as serious as these issues are. These are symptoms of a deeper underlying divide within us, one that distribution requirements or learning communities alone, for example, will not address. Our colleges and universities … Read more

Faculty Members at Private Institutions More Likely to See Salary Increases

Many faculty members saw their salaries increase in 2010, but these increases were seen more frequently at private institutions than public institutions, according to a salary survey conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). The 2010-11 National Faculty Salary Survey Finding reflects the salaries of 214,155 faculty members and 5,148 … Read more

Embracing the Messiness

Something teachers at all levels run into is messiness in their teaching, especially when our teaching methods meet the messiness of real life. How dare the real world encroach upon what we know to be sound and good pedagogy? Source link