The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

Trump Administration Releases Fall 2019 Regulatory Agenda

by CUPA-HR

On November 20, the Trump Administration released its Fall 2019 Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan, providing the regulated public with a detailed glimpse into the regulatory policies and priorities under consideration by 59 federal departments, agencies and commissions.

12 Great Reads of 2019

by Jill Thompson

CUPA-HR’s Higher Ed HR Magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them, here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year.

Leading With the Head, the Heart and the Spine

by CUPA-HR

Yves Salomon-Fernández, president of Greenfield Community College and adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, shares her perspective on hiring university leaders who are not afraid to lead, are not afraid of change.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard highlights some recent rulings around disability discrimination, university disciplinary procedures, ADA discrimination, tenured professors and retaliation claims.

Attracting Talent Today to Build Your Workforce of Tomorrow

by CUPA-HR

For colleges and universities to attract top talent to fill the pipeline of future institution leaders, higher ed HR leaders must consider their recruitment process from the candidate’s perspective, recognize the importance of positive onboarding experiences and the lasting effects they have on new hires and current employees, and adapt to the changing needs of today’s employees.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard highlights some recent rulings around First Amendment free speech, Equal Pay Act and sex discrimination violations, ADA violations and a flawed sexual harassment investigation.

HR and Student Affairs: Partnering Around Diversity and Inclusion

by Missy Kline

What should a collaborative relationship between HR and student affairs look like around diversity and inclusion efforts on campus? We asked Monica Nixon, assistant vice president for equity, inclusion and social justice at NASPA (the association for student affairs administrators in higher education), to share her perspective from the student affairs side on ways HR can and should be partnering with student affairs leaders on campus.