Rollins College (Fla.) recently hired a director of community engagement. While the position is not unusual, the funding for it might be. An alumnus gave a $1 million donation to endow the position.
Are the processes of recruiting, employee performance appraisals, recognition, and succession planning at your institution in separate pieces like a jigsaw puzzle? Or are they linked, forming one clear picture about your campus’s talent resources and needs?
In June, 15 colleges and universities were recognized by the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for innovative practices in supporting faculty before, during, and after their retirement transitions.
It’s an increasingly common move by campus officials during challenging economic times: voluntary retirement.
The fact that every campus has a human resources department could lead to inefficiencies within large university systems. Or at least that’s how officials at the University of California saw it.
Today’s financial aid director wears many hats: counselor, manager of budgets, supervisor, implementer of regulations, and keeper of data, to name a few. As the role of financial aid director has become increasingly complex and challenging, so has filling this position....
How much are your employees worth? The struggling economy has prompted many institutions to make serious changes in how staff and faculty are evaluated.
The only consistency about cell phone policies for campus employees is that there isn’t any. Likewise, the level of human resources office involvement is as different as the kinds of cell phones or data plans that are available today.
(Ed Note: The university and its executive vice president referred to in this story have asked to remain anonymous.)
Can a university use efficiency methods from the corporate world while staying true to its values?
Tenure-track positions at higher ed institutions are not always the most sought-after jobs on campus. At least, not lately.
University administrators are faced with many challenges, from better financial management to streamlining operations to staying competitive when it comes to attracting and retaining both staff and students.