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Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom is a challenge on campus

Cybersecurity concerns crop up everywhere you turn lately – around the election, email services, retailers. And academic institutions haven’t been immune to security breaches either. According to a recent report by VMware, almost all universities (87 percent) in the United Kingdom have been the victims of cyber crime. ...




How to Write an Adjunct Professor's Resume

Writing a professional resume is always a challenge; writing a resume for an adjunct professor’s position may be even more so because you must include an additional category: teaching experience. You also may wish to emphasize accomplishments from your college years, if they are relevant. ...




5 reasons to consider a career in higher ed

Bascom Hall on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working for your alma mater can open up a career path you never knew existed.
Three years ago, I was a college senior grappling with what I was going to do when I graduated in two months. ...




Academe Has Its Benefits

Jessica Erb, assistant director of admission at Southern New Hampshire U., earned a bachelor's degree there without paying tuition. University policy entitles her two sons  to the same benefit.
 
 
During the eight years Jessica Erb has worked at Southern New Hampshire University, her employer has offered up a feast of benefits that is probably every bit as valuable as her salary. ...




College Employment Gets High Marks for Fringe Benefits

Employees who work at a university or college enjoy many fringe benefits that add significantly to their overall job satisfaction. Here is a peek behind the ivy-covered walls of today's universities to see how these benefits can make colleges attractive places to work. ...




Writing a College Adjunct Professor Resume or CV

All too frequently, people graduate from college and expect to step right into their dream job teaching at a college. However, as most people know, this idealized plan very rarely occurs. When you are looking to establish yourself in the world of higher education, an important first step is to gain experience. ...




The Assumptions We Make About Diversity

Most faculty want to make their classes as inclusive as possible, but sometimes we have assumptions that get in the way of exploring all of the possibilities for inclusion. We can begin by examining some assumptions about diversity.
Assumption 1: “My students aren’t diverse. ...




It's the Community-College Life for Me

In what feels like another lifetime, I earned a B.A. in classics from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an M.Ed. in English education from Columbia University.
In what definitely feels like this lifetime, I taught at colleges and universities, urban high schools, TRIO programs, community-based family-learning centers, and prisons. ...




5 Things You Should Know if You Want to Work at a College

Academic leaders explore ideas for a living … when they aren't arguing about them. Susan Herbst, president of the University of Connecticut, tells how she makes the hot seat fun. 
 
The Campus Can Be a Career
 
When I was an undergrad studying political science and communications, one of my professors wanted me to go to law school. ...




The Truth About Tenure in Higher Education

You may well have heard about attacks on tenure and college faculty. After all, people write books and get quoted in the press grinding this ax. The argument is not hard to believe, either; we've all seen people in authority, private and public, who care more about protecting themselves than serving their customers. ...