The Higher Education Workplace

Vol. 10, No. 1 | Spring 2018


How to Be an Influencer: A Three-Step Process for Selling Your Ideas 

Persuasion can be an incredibly useful business skill, whether you're trying to get people on board with your next big idea, roll out a new product or service, or usher in change. In this article, persuasiveness coach and speaker Sharí Alexander offers a three-step process for how to up your influence and motivate people to take action.

The Wildfire Experience: A Q&A With the 2017-18 Wildfire Program Cohort

CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program is a unique learning and development opportunity for individuals just starting out in their higher education HR careers. As the 2017-18 program wraps up, we caught up with this year’s cohort to get their thoughts on what they’ve learned from their Wildfire experience, what they most enjoyed during their time in the program, and what they’re passionate about in their work.

Developing the Skill Set and Mindset of Future University Leaders 

With the goal of building a pipeline of future leaders throughout the university, Emory’s learning and organizational development team has created and oversees several leadership development programs for staff at all levels. In this article, we explore the Emerging Leaders at Emory program, which targets mid-level leaders with high potential for growth to a strategic leadership role.

Working in a Fish Bowl: How One Community College System Navigated a Compensation Study in a Transparent Environment

When Austin Community College District decided to do a compensation study of its 1,500+ non-faculty employees across its 11 campuses, doing so as transparently as possible was of paramount importance. In this article, the college's compensation manager walks us through how her team approached the mammoth task, how they ensured transparency along the way, the challenges they faced, the outcomes, and some lessons learned.


A Word From the President and CEO


  • Employer Health and Well-Being Initiatives Fall Short With Employees, Willis Towers Watson Survey Finds
  • Employees Name Four Biggest Workplace Distractions
  • What's Keeping HR Up at Night?

Fresh Ideas

Turning a Challenge Into an Opportunity: University of Oklahoma's Student Jobs Program

Inclusion Cultivates Excellence

HR's Role in Leading Diversity Change Through Organizational Learning

On the Hill

Courts and EEOC Take a Fresh Look at Title VII as It Applies to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

CUPA-HR Community

All things CUPA-HR

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