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A Historic Model for Leading through Higher Education’s Uncertain Future
Strategies for Launching a New Degree Program

July 1, 2024 | By Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Amanda Hurlbut, and Rebecca Fredrickson

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Serve Others Better by Investing in Yourself First

When you assume a new administrative position, you may quickly be consumed by learning the ropes, managing crises, implementing change, or even all these at once. So before you immerse yourself too deeply in your day-to-day work, create a foundation for a sustainable and enjoyable tenure in higher education administration.

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Stay or Go? Thinking about Your Place in Higher Education

Working in academia has long been a dream role for many scholars, practitioners, and working professionals (Larsson & Alvinius, 2019). We asked a group of leaders from institutions of higher education what compelled them to work in a college or university setting. Their responses included seeking to recreate the transformational

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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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