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College President: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 17, 2020

A college president is responsible for overseeing all operations — both academic and administrative — within an educational institution. The president of a college is equivalent to the CEO of a major corporation, meaning they have to ensure that their organization is successful. In a college, that means focusing on enrollment rates and student GPAs… Read More

How to Write a Great Recommendation Letter for a Student

By The SHARE Team January 29, 2020

The time has come. One of those fresh-faced youngsters has nervously knocked on your classroom door. The anxious and hopeful look in their eyes has already told you what they’re about to ask: They want a letter of recommendation.  Although it is an honor to be asked, the idea of actually writing the reference can… Read More

College Student Services Director: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team January 14, 2020

College student services directors take on vital roles on campuses across the U.S. and around the world. They manage all functions in student affairs and student services departments, including overseeing their college’s financial assistance programs, coordinating student work and volunteer opportunities, and implementing strategies for increasing student enrollment and participation in the school’s various programs… Read More

Assistant Chief Academic Officer: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team January 6, 2020

The assistant chief academic officer is one of the top executives in an academic environment. The assistant chief academic officer has many of the same job responsibilities as the provost, or the chief academic officer, and can take on designated executive tasks as needed. This position is generally salaried and requires many years of experience… Read More

Provost: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team December 30, 2019

The school provost reports directly to the college or university president. This position comes with weighty responsibilities, but it can be exciting, too. The provost is responsible for implementing academic priorities for the university and creating the direction of the curricula, as well as allocating the resources to support each initiative. The position requires working… Read More

Department Chair: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team December 27, 2019

Department chairs stand on the front lines of education, handling a great deal of preparation work each semester. These professionals might spend all summer working on revisions to the curricula and training teachers about the changes. The start of the school year can be a rush of meeting students, on-boarding new teachers to the department,… Read More

I recently explained my strategies for structuring a class so that students would have a sense of its direction and purpose. In this entry, I will focus on how to fill class time with learning activities designed specifically for adults by using a personal example. Background on adult learners Before discussing ways to keep adults… Read More

Most teachers have, at some point, looked out over their class and noticed that, despite their best efforts, the students seemed disengaged. No matter at what level of the curriculum you teach, holding your students’ attention can be one the most difficult aspect of instruction, especially in today’s media-permeated classrooms. Keeping adult learners interested can… Read More

Stepping off the Scale: Rethinking the Idea of Work-Life Balance

By Tom Armbrecht, PhD August 31, 2018

Editor’s note: In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, we’re able to work almost anywhere at any time. But how does being so connected affect our lives and the way we view work-life balance? Here to share his insight and expertise is Tom Armbrecht, PhD, a former professor of French studies who is now an online learning… Read More

Best Websites to Search for Jobs in Higher Education

By The Editorial Team June 11, 2018

Whether you’re already working in higher education or you’re wanting to explore your options, it can be challenging to know where to begin your research. So we’ve compiled a list of resources that features helpful information about finding jobs in higher education. Academic 360 A collection of internet resources, this site includes faculty, staff, and… Read More