Careers are Complex

Solving the Big Challenges
Around Academic Work

Common Challenges:

Research and Lessons on How to Solve Them

01

Delivering on Diversity

Hiring and retaining a diverse faculty body is a goal at almost every institution, but few can match initiatives with outcomes and compliance. What are some common barriers to delivering on diversity?

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02

Faculty Activity Reporting

Solutions for challenges around faculty activity reporting only work if they benefit faculty in their own careers. Scholars are busy enough actually doing their job without having to constantly re-enter data for the benefit of the administration.

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03

Improving Committee Logistics

Shared governance is invaluable to your institution, yet committees are the source of considerable inefficiency around communication and logistics. What are some common committee pitfalls to avoid?

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04

Achieving Equity and Transparency

Equitable hiring and promotion is difficult when decentralization means schools and departments create different standards for review. How can hiring and tenure become more documented and fair?

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05

Navigating the Job Market

As a dedicated scholar in a competitive job market, how do you stay on top of a year's worth of applications and tight deadlines?

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06

Getting Hiring Right

Over a 30-year career, a single faculty member can shape a generation of alumni and the trajectory of an institution's research. How are you supporting the most critical decision on your campus?

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07

Receiving Faculty Buy-in

In 2014, higher education spent $25b on technology not made for faculty, causing low buy-in and the all-too-common "software fatigue." How much does a good user experience really matter?

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