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After quiet summer months, college campuses come back to life in August. It can be easy to get caught up in the program components of a new year and miss the human element. The beginning of a school year marks the introduction of a new set of students (and faculty!) into your campus and the return of many others. Welcome week can set the tone for their entire college careers. We have three guidelines to start the year off in a way that makes people feel energized and engaged
In principal, a college campus is one unified whole working together for a common mission. In practice, the various groups of a college are disconnected at best, fractured—or even hostile—at worst. Faculty and staff think the board has no clue what is going on. The board doesn’t acknowledge the insight faculty and staff have into the day-to-day operations on campus. The president thinks he can run the school without input from anyone else—and proceeds to try. Donors feel the
Hiring diverse employees is more than just a social fad. It has real implications for the success of your organization. Peter Cohan explains, “Diversity and inclusion is an inherently great idea for a company. We live in a diverse world and our companies should encourage participation from all groups. Intuitively, I see a big benefit from diversity and inclusion—it yields new thinking that can help a company stay ahead of its rivals and keep it from becoming stuck in its ways
When it comes to academic leadership, some traits are universal. All presidents must have management acumen, communication skills, vision, and mission; however, a president who is ground-breakingly successful at one institution could be an abject failure at another. Four questions should guide colleges as they consider a new leader. Where Are You Headed? Institutions first need to consider their futures. Where are they now and where do they want to be? The rule of thumb used
Relocating for work requires planning, forethought, and dedication. Jacquelyn Smith from Forbes has an essential checklist to guide you through the logistics of a relocation. One of her tips: “Take time to get to know your new environment before you move. If you have the luxury of taking some time to explore your new area before arriving, do so...If you’re not able to visit the new city before you move, take the time to talk to people that live there or used to live there.” R
When looking for a job, you become a de facto project manager, monitoring the status of myriad applications. How can you keep track of all the details and keep the process moving? Strategic lists can help you focus your energy on the substance of your applications and interviews rather than getting mired down in distracting details. The job-search process has four main stages: research, applications, interviews, and offers. Interviews and offers are bracketed by some necessar
Are you considering a new opportunity? Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search is assisting Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a number of director positions for new programs at the university. These are unique opportunities to craft programs from their nascent stages. Positions include: Communication Sciences and Disorders Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant For more information and to apply, visit our website.
Brenau University recently named Dr. Anne Skleder their tenth president. She is the first female president in the university’s 140-year history. Dr. Skleder reflects on her first few months as president and the journey that brought her here. The role is a natural extension of her successful academic career, but not one she originally sought. Skleder reflects, “I have been fortunate that my career has prepared me for this role, although until a few years ago I had never imagin