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Serve Others Better by Investing in Yourself First
Stay or Go? Thinking about Your Place in Higher Education
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Embracing Hometowns: Economic Resilience and Hyperlocal Focus

Institutions of higher education can play a transformative role in the economic sustainability of the regions that they call home, yet the reality of the economic development potential of an institution often doesn’t effectively translate into regional prosperity. Colleges and universities need to take the economic realities of their hometowns

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What Counts: Retention Work’s Multiple Methods

“Retention” rarely appears on those lists of higher ed jargon to avoid. While college students can identify countless unwelcoming phrases and acronyms, employees in higher education have no trouble agreeing on retention’s definition: keeping enrolled students enrolled. But when university leaders call retention the responsibility of every faculty and staff

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Developing Departmental Work Culture with Remote Faculty

With the expansion of online programs in higher education, department faculty who work remotely can feel disconnected from their institution and from each other. While online learning brings flexibility to both faculty and students, it can also breed isolation. There is abundant literature on how faculty can create learning communities

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Engaging Faculty in Philanthropy

This essay is a reflection on the complexities surrounding faculty and philanthropy. Fundraising is a part of university life that nonadministrative faculty members, especially faculty whose primary focus is undergraduate education, often have little to do with, but as budgets shrink, it is an area that all faculty members need

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