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Bleak New Data Show Just How Long Women Around The World Will Be Waiting For Equal Pay

Global gender equality declined this year for the first time since WEF began tracking it.
Women will have to wait more than two centuries ― 217 years ― to have the same job and wage opportunities as men around the world, new data suggests. ...




Viewpoint: Sexual Harassment Training for HR

Be strong enough to stand up to company leadership that might squelch harassment investigations
 
As a longtime HR practitioner (now retired), I cannot help but notice that one of the primary causes of our current sexual harassment crisis is not being addressed: the failure of HR to stand up to power. ...




Texas colleges feeling effects of decline in international students

A Global Expo at the University of Houston-Clear Lake this week...
 
Harsh Naik has felt a cultural shift on the University of Houston Clear Lake's campus this fall.
 
Fewer students are attending cricket club, the 28-year-old Indian student says, and the annual Diwali celebration was noticeably smaller. ...




Decreasing Inequality Means Increasing Access and Opportunity

Technology and financial literacy are essential life skills in today’s world.
Imagine an elementary school curriculum that didn’t include reading or math. Imagine if we didn’t teach children how to spell, show them how to tell time, or help them learn how a calendar works. ...




Florida universities to hire more mental-health counselors

Spurred by the state Board of Governors, Florida universities will hire 56 mental-health professionals this year and a total of 105 over the next four years.
 
The Board of Governors, which oversees the university system, has been advocating for more mental-health spending from the Legislature over the past two years, with data showing more students need the services and that many students face serious psychological challenges, including stress, anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide. ...




Iowa bill would force universities to hire equal numbers of liberal and conservative professors

An Iowa state senator wants to create a state law to require state universities to seek ideological balance among faculty members during the hiring process.And that very same senator is now under scrutiny for his own educational history.State Senator Mark Chelgren, the author of Senate File 288, told the Des Moines Register that he’s concerned about “extreme views” on either side of the political spectrum. ...




How Many Ph.D.'s Actually Get to Become College Professors?

Not every Ph.D. student aspires to a career as a tenured college professor. But in plenty of fields, particularly the humanities, spending your life buried up to your elbow patches in books and papers is the gold standard of success. So while breaking down the National Science Foundation's data for my last two pieces on the job market for doctorate holders, I took a bit of time to look at just what fraction of new graduates were landing jobs in the academy. ...




5 Emerging Trends in HR and Higher Ed

Keeping a finger on the pulse of current and emerging higher education and HR-related trends that may have implications for our students, employees and campus communities is a crucial part of our role as HR professionals. In order to effectively assess, plan for and respond to these trends, we must first be “in the know. ...




Diversity guide: Top 10 practical steps for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

For individuals involved in higher education workforce recruitment, development, advancement and retention, here are ten practical steps you can take to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), according to Nancy Aebersold, founder and executive director of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC. ...




Studying lists of last names reveal hiring practices in higher education

Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation and gender imbalance in the sciences, to the presence of academic couples, and even the illegal hiring of relatives in Italian universities. ...