Category Archives: Working in Higher Ed

The Magic of Professional Conferences

Just two weeks ago I attended the annual Southern Association for Institutional Resarch (SAIR) conference in sunny Orlando, Florida. The theme for this year’s conference was “Magic” (we were, afterall, in the most “magical place on earth”). The theme got … Continue reading

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On talking to those who don’t work in Higher Ed

Just a warning, this post was written with the sole intent of letting off some steam and to commiserate with others who work in higher education. At a recent family function I found myself cornered by a curious cousin who … Continue reading

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Is Traditional Higher Ed Ready for Millenial Employees?

The Millienials, also known as Generation Y, were born somewhere between the early 1980’s and late 1990’s. I was born in 1983, which makes me a millenial. According to those that study these kinds of things, millenials are characterized as tach-savvy, family-centric, … Continue reading

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April 2: A “Day of Higher Education” from the Staff Point-of-View

On March 27, 2012, Inside Higher Ed blogger Lee Bessette sent out a call to arms. In response to David C. Levy’s March 23rd Washington Post article, entitled “Do College Professors Work Hard Enough?,” Bessette’s blog post decried the recent assault … Continue reading

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