The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

Great CUPA-HR Reads of 2020

Between pivoting with the COVID-19 pandemic, confronting racial issues, making strides toward more equitable workplaces, and managing already hectic workloads, higher ed HR has had its hands full this year. Yet in the middle of it all, resilient HR pros continue to find ways to positively impact the higher education landscape.

As 2020 comes to a close and you take time to rest and recharge, we encourage you to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country, as well as ways CUPA-HR is contributing to the conversations on today’s most pressing issues. Here are a few of our most popular articles and publications over the past year: 

Mental Health and Well-Being

Taking Care of You, Your Campus Colleagues and Your HR Community (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint One HR Professional’s Reflections on the COVID-19 Burnout, Financial Anxiety, and the Need for a Really Long Nap (Higher Ed HR Magazine)

Mindfulness Matters: Strategies for Centering, Reflecting and Meditating in the Workplace (Higher Ed HR Magazine)

Systemic Racism in Higher Ed 

Being Stronger Together Means We Must Move Talk to Action (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

Become a Better Champion for DEI by Focusing on These Three Areas (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

Embedding Racial Equity Into Human Resources Practices (Higher Ed HR Magazine)

Lean in to the Uncomfortable — 3 Ways Higher Ed HR Can Lead the Charge for DEI (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

Rising to the Occasion and Our Calling: 3 Takeaways From the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The Battle for Women’s Equality — CUPA-HR Research Finds That Gaps in Pay Equity and Representation Persist (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

It’s Time to Take Action on Black Representation and Pay Equity in Higher Education (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

The Equity Case for Competency Based Hiring (Higher Ed HR Magazine)

10 Ways to Better Advocate for Your Institution’s LGBTQ Community (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

Workforce Planning

The Higher Ed HR Workforce (CUPA-HR Research Report)

CUPA-HR Report Examines Relationship Between Student Enrollment and Staff Size (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

The Aging of Tenure-Track Faculty (CUPA-HR Research Report)

Using CUPA-HR Data to Make Data-Driven Decisions About Changes in Faculty and Staff Size (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog)

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