Deans can guarantee student success with skill analysis

student success

Considering the extensive overlap in the responsibilities, and areas of involvement, of deans and provosts, one can be excused for confusing the two roles. However, although it’s true that provosts and deans are involved in common initiatives associated with student affairs, such as university retention strategies, financial management, budgeting, and student success planning, the degree…

Here’s what ‘Mindfulness’ for university career development teams looks like

Career development

  The increasing significance of university career development teams is a clear indicator of the evolving role of educational institutions and their increasing obligations towards students. Universities, whose responsibilities, until a few years ago, focused on imparting the prescribed skills to students and granting them credentials upon graduation, are now increasingly being expected to assure…

It’s time university budgets and monies be guided by job market insights

University budgets

  Although most educational institutions, especially the state-funded ones, do not operate with the stated goal of achieving financial profitability, maintaining a healthy treasury remains a crucial priority for them. To ensure financial prudence, provosts and academic officers must adopt effective budgeting strategies and direct their investments towards academic affairs only after a thorough cost-benefit…

Life of a Provost in today’s challenging job market

academic leaders

The roles and responsibilities that follow the title of ‘provost’ can be rather nebulous and can vary across educational institutions. A provost or chief academic officer of a university providing higher education, although primarily invested with the responsibility of providing direction to a university’s academic affairs and education goals, is often tasked with a number…

Recruiting in the gig economy – how it’s different and what does it take

gig economy recruitment

The ‘gig economy,’ an economy dominated by freelancers, independent contractors, and other contingent workers, is fast approaching (or has already arrived, as some might argue). Although full-time, permanent employees still make up a majority of the workforce, the growth of the freelance workforce is outpacing the overall workforce growth in the US. Considering the rate…

Three steps in the hiring process recruiters can do without

Recruitment hiring process

Recruiters are eagerly finding ways to streamline their hiring process and bring top-notch candidates and niche skills to their company. While recruiting the best talent is in itself a difficult job, today, recruiters are also expected to perform deliver responsibilities like: market trend analysis, competitor strategy analysis, and alignment of recruitment and organizational strategies.  …