Checking in With Heather Hart at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Communication and Productivity Across Multiple Campuses

April 20, 2020 10:40 am

Wes Harmon, senior manager of learning and professional development at CUPA-HR, catches up with Heather Hart, executive director of human resources at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Lafayette. Heather shares ways her institution communicated across their 18-campus system and the work plans they developed to assist with identifying gaps and strategically deploying resources and people.... View Article

Five Ways to Enhance the Onboarding Experience for Student Affairs Professionals

February 11, 2020 10:15 am

This blog post was contributed by Stephanie Hoffmann, assistant director of community standards and responsibility at Rollins College. Ensuring that student affairs professionals feel engaged with their institution, know what resources are available on and off campus and know how they can utilize their strengths can help them perform better in their roles and positively... View Article

Unique Succession and Diversity Challenges Ahead: The Aging Faculty Workforce

January 22, 2020 8:57 am

Higher ed faculty require years of education but often work beyond typical retirement ages; jobs are stable, and turnover is very low; the pipeline for new hires is fundamentally limited; and competition for positions occurs nationally. As the workforce ages, this may create unique challenges for the management of a faculty workforce. To help higher... View Article

Attracting Talent Today to Build Your Workforce of Tomorrow

November 4, 2019 8:39 am

This blog post was contributed by Jennifer R. Burnett, Ph.D., senior principal at Cornerstone, Inc. In today’s higher ed labor market, unemployment is at an all-time low, a skills gap in the workforce continues to grow, and the workforce is made up of more generations than ever before. For colleges and universities to attract top... View Article

The Higher Ed Staff Workforce Is Aging

August 28, 2019 9:00 am

With nearly one-third of the U.S. higher education staff workforce age 55 or older, the implications are many for colleges and universities. New research by CUPA-HR on the aging of the higher ed workforce highlights some challenges institutions will likely face in the coming years as staff begin to retire in large numbers. Here’s what... View Article

All Things Onboarding

April 17, 2019 9:00 am

CUPA-HR recently hosted an online discussion in the members-only CUPA-HR Connect General Discussion Group where higher ed HR practitioners shared their onboarding wisdom, their innovative and successful onboarding practices, and answered each other’s questions. From these online conversations, we have compiled questions and responses spanning all aspects of onboarding — from training for hiring managers... View Article

How to Help Hiring Managers Help Their New Employees Hit the Ground Running

March 18, 2019 9:00 am

Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when we published it last March. It’s been updated here with additional resources and related content. For more on onboarding, drop by the members-only CUPA-HR Connect General Discussion Group this week, where higher ed HR professionals with innovative and successful onboarding practices will be facilitating conversations, answering questions and... View Article

Tapping Into Local Talent: Drexel University’s Hire Local Strategy

January 8, 2019 3:10 pm

Charged by the university president to become the most civically engaged institution in the nation, Drexel University began formulating a local hiring strategy that has resulted in reduced turnover rates, increased collaboration with community partners and career opportunities for West Philadelphia residents. Jennifer Britton, director for communications and special projects in the office of university... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2018

January 3, 2019 2:58 pm

Another year down, and a new one underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog highlight new and innovative... View Article

Veterans in the Higher Ed Workforce: Insights From Veterans and Hiring Managers

November 8, 2018 11:30 am

This blog post was contributed by Drexel King, manager of learning and development at Baylor University and alumnus of CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program for early-career higher ed HR professionals. Transitioning to a new job can be tough for many people, but this transition can be especially difficult for the nearly 300,000 veterans that enter the U.S.... View Article

Student Affairs: Ahead of the Curve on Workforce Diversity and Pay Equity

October 29, 2018 11:18 am

Student affairs has one of the most diverse workforces on college and university campuses today, particularly as it relates to women and African Americans in leadership positions. Student affairs is also exemplary for pay equity compared to the rest of higher education. According to findings from CUPA-HR’s just-released research report Focus on Student Affairs, 2018:... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2017

January 10, 2018 8:33 pm

It’s hard to believe another year is in the books, and a new one is already underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s... View Article