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Category: Topics in Higher Education

WEBINAR | Adrianna Kezar: Policies and Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty | March 31, 2016

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

This month, we’re excited to talk with Adrianna Kezar, co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, about what academic institutions can do to better assist the many faculty members they employ off the tenure track. There is no cost to attend. Watch the recording here and view the slides here.

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AAC&U 2016 session notes, part 2: new kinds of faculty jobs

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

A second major topic coming out of the January 21, 2016 AAC&U session concerned what the nature and expectations of faculty positions really ought to be, considering existing institutional business models and those of the foreseeable future.

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AAC&U 2016 session notes, part 1: making the faculty job market more humane

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

One point came up in last week’s session at the AAC&U conference that likely resonates at once with scholars on the job market and with faculty members on search committees.

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Adrianna Kezar and Fredrik deBoer: Interfolio at AAC&U in DC this week

Conferences | Topics in Higher Education

This month at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Interfolio is hosting a panel discussion on the involvement of faculty in the business decisions of academic institutions.

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Academic Software that Bridges Faculty Committees and Administrative Leadership

Topics in Higher Education

If you’re building technology to help with academic talent decisions, how can you build something that is valuable both to faculty serving on committees and to leaders in the administration?

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Four benefits of an online academic dossier service

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

A reflection on the purpose and place of online dossiers in the academic talent marketplace.

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Academic decision data: the invisible work of faculty committees

Topics in Higher Education

What don’t chief academic officers know about the faculty talent decisions their schools and departments are making? Or about the actual committee work that’s going into them? We throw a few possibilities out there.

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Five faculty affairs blogs we keep an eye on

Topics in Higher Education

Cultures of governance really do vary between academic institutions of different sizes, types, affiliations, and location. Policies and practices around faculty employment are part of an ongoing conversation in which expectations, standards, and taboos are always evolving—just like in the rest of the world.

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Some logistical questions to ask about your committee decision practices

Topics in Higher Education

As you know, the most important decisions in higher education are made by committee. But how much thought typically goes into arranging the administrative process around these decisions in an efficient, long-term way? As a taster, we offer five (often underexamined) examples.

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Managing communication with faculty applicants: 3 issues good software should solve

Topics in Higher Education

By now, the flooding of the academic job market with job-seekers is old news. While a search is open, the department gets dozens—often hundreds—of applications, and still more scholars are trying to stuff their CVs through the door as it closes.

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