Strategies for Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed (and It’s Not Simply More Training)

January 19, 2018 5:01 pm

“Philosopher Accused of Sexual Misconduct” “Former Sports Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault” “Title IX Complaints Filed Against Creative-Writing Professor” “Fifteen Students and Post Docs Issue Statement That Three Professors Created a Hostile Academic Environment in Which Sexual Harassment Is Normalized” “Reports of Sexism in a University Academic Department” “Tenured Professor Sexually Harassed Graduate Student... 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

Why Team Time Is Good for the Organization

November 15, 2017 9:57 am

What if I told you that 82 = 392? It’s not fuzzy math, I promise! For a recent CUPA-HR virtual workshop, we had 82 registrations, which resulted in 392 individual attendees — which tells us that most attendees participated in a group setting. Learning and working in teams has many advantages, including helping individuals develop... View Article

How to Create a Professional Development Program Employees Will Want to Use

October 30, 2017 8:55 am

Is your institution’s professional development program a boom or a bust? Are employees excited about the offerings, or uninterested? Is the process for taking advantage of professional development easy or cumbersome? When Normandale Community College faced a lackadaisical response to its staff development program, human resources took a step back to identify the barriers to... View Article

Plan, Stretch, Connect: How Six Early-Career HR Professionals Are Developing Professionally in Higher Ed

July 26, 2017 8:30 am

Six early-career professionals who are participants in CUPA-HR’s 2017-18 Wildfire program — Shamika Patterson, Tapiwanashe Nhundu, Chris Roediger, Thuy Nguyen, Heather Butterfield and Drexel King — joined nearly 200 individuals July 13-16 in Tempe, Arizona, for the Association Leadership Program (ALP), an annual gathering of CUPA-HR leaders from the chapter, regional and national levels, corporate... View Article

3 Tips for Training Employees on Title IX

June 27, 2017 5:12 pm

The challenges associated with Title IX in higher education are complex, and sexual assault on campus and institutional responses continue to make headlines across the nation. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, over the past six years the government has conducted 399 investigations of colleges and universities for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.... View Article

5 Tips to Help You Plan a Professional Development Day for Your Faculty and Staff

May 31, 2017 11:06 am

An employee engagement survey conducted at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) showed that individuals felt most recognized when their managers gave them opportunities to grow as professionals — whether it was having the chance to attend a conference, attend a meeting with senior-level leaders or receive on-the-job training. In response to survey feedback,... View Article

Traits and Training for Title IX Investigators

October 5, 2016 9:00 am

Two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania — Jane Federowicz, assistant vice president for human resources and Title IX coordinator, and Matthew Baker, training officer and deputy Title IX coordinator — shared in a CUPA-HR annual conference session their outline for training Title IX investigators and conducting investigations on campus. The pair shared some essential... View Article

How to Be the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For

August 24, 2016 12:01 pm

People leave managers, not companies. – Marcus Buckingham In my 25 years in the workforce, I’ve been on the receiving end of many different management styles. I’ve reported to the my-way-or-the-highway manager, the micromanager, the laissez-faire manager, the perpetually cranky manager (huh … thinking back, I’ve had some pretty terrible managers!). Granted, most of these... View Article

Shawn Achor’s Happiness Advantage at Work

July 11, 2016 11:46 am

We’ve all read about it, heard about it and discussed it with our HR colleagues — unhappy employees hurt our organizations. Author and researcher Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and when he was first selected as a keynote speaker for the CUPA-HR Annual... View Article

Celebrate Digital Learning Day and Use Technology to Learn Every Day

February 9, 2016 10:17 am

It seems like these days there’s a “day” for everything: National Cheeseburger Day (September 18), Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), World Introvert Day (January 2) … the list goes on. While these days have varying importance depending on who you talk to, there is one day we hope you’ll join us in celebrating... View Article

Award-Winning Work in Higher Ed HR

February 3, 2016 9:14 am

Great work is being done by HR organizations at colleges and universities across the country. From innovations in processes and procedures to transformative HR work, from unique and forward-thinking diversity and inclusion initiatives to championing change, many HR organizations are successfully positioning themselves as strategic business partners and contributors to their institutions’ missions — and... View Article

5 Ways to Evolve Your Diversity Training

January 21, 2016 12:35 pm

How would your campus community rate your institution’s diversity training initiatives? Do they inspire continued dialogue and action long after class ends, or are the concepts and ideas covered in training sessions left behind when people leave the room? Are you successfully getting your message out? If you’re not seeing the desired results from your... View Article