Articles: Administration & Management

11/2013

Most college students have a need for academic or financial aid counseling at some point during their college career, whether to get help with course selection or to sort through GI Bill paperwork.

11/2013
Identifying niche services, including an Apple store, increased campus store sales by more than 3 percent, even with lower overall enrollment  at the university this year compared to last.

Just as sales in the publishing industry have been declining, the University of Southern Indiana (USI) Campus Store, in Evansville, has seen sales fall an average of 10 percent per year the last few years.

11/2013
With key performance indicators published online, anyone can eyeball the improvements the IT department has made.

The explosion of technological devices, software, and apps has been undeniably beneficial to higher education, but there is at least one group on which it has placed quite a burden: those charged with keeping all of that technology running smoothly.

11/2013
Mona Aldana-Ramirez, director of retention services, San Antonio College

Just when Mona Aldana-Ramirez thought she had all the answers, they kept changing the questions. The director of retention services at San Antonio College had to spearhead the implementation of a new enrollment program while fielding thousands of student requests for clarification.

11/2013

In my experience as president of a university where liberal arts and professional programs serve as complements, I have found that engaging students—both before they arrive on campus, and while they are completing their studies—is vital to creating the overall college experience that students are

11/2013

Kathleen McCartney was inaugurated as the 11th president of Smith College (Mass.) on Oct. 19. She follows President Carol Christ, who resigned in June. McCartney had previously served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

11/2013

What tops the list of HR challenges at your college or university? Managing soaring health care costs? Maybe it’s faculty recruitment, succession planning, or shrinking budgets.

11/2013

From the perspective of a retired university president, the expressions of concern from most of America’s higher education leaders about President Obama’s proposed “Plan to Make College More Affordable” are a lot like looking a gift horse in the mouth.

11/2013

Mission accomplished. After a rigorous recruiting and hiring process, the new dean, president, chancellor or other key senior administrator is now onboard. All well and good?

10/2013

Any institution building a new compensation system must have adequate resources—including staff— to complete the project within a reasonable time frame, says Lynne Hammond, assistant vice president, human resources at Auburn University in Alabama.

10/2013
As colleges come out of the recession, many are now expected to make up for years of stagnant salaries

When the topic of higher ed salaries draws public attention, more often than not the focus is on presidents or football coaches.

10/2013
Higher ed leaders are enhancing orientations to bring adjuncts to campus who are more likely to improve student outcomes.

An email from the department chair with a building and classroom number, a schedule, a syllabus, and instructions for getting a parking permit is about all the orientation many adjuncts receive before arriving on campus to teach their first class.

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  1. Pay adjuncts for attending the orientation session
  2. Invite adjuncts on staff to participate
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As leaders at some institutions have realized, it’s not enough to offer just an orientation for adjuncts. Additional training and support after the initial orientation has ended is good practice.

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