Indiana University alumni Nycha Schlegel and Dallas "Bill" Loos have donated $4 million to their alma mater to establish scholarships and fund libraries. Loos says he wants to provide opportunities for students to pursue their dreams.
For faculty of color raising children while in tenure-track positions, "the struggle is real," write University of Texas at San Antonio assistant professor Claudia Garcia-Louis and University of Arizona assistant professor Jameson David Lopez. In this commentary, they offer advice on how to handle the pressures of both academia and parenthood.
A survey from Workday and Bloomberg Next found that just 35% of corporations said college graduates have the soft and hard skills needed for the workforce. Some 84% of academic leaders say budget concerns are their biggest challenge to improving students' skills.
A report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin shows that 31% of tribal college attendees, in 2017 and 2018, applied for student aid just months before classes began, and 14% applied after school had started. Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, says the delays may be because of a lack of resources and information about how to fill out federal aid forms.
More than three-quarters of college faculty say they are "absolutely confident" or "very confident" in their technology skills, according to a survey. However, more than half of professors rate their students' tech skills as "average" with only a third saying students were "above average" or "excellent" in their tech use.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget would slash funding for the University of Alaska system by 41%, but provide $20 million more in funding for the state's 13 public community colleges. University system President Jim Johnsen says if the largest funding cut in the system's history is approved, it could result in the layoffs of about 1,300 faculty and staff members.
People like to do business with someone who expresses humility about their success, optimism about the future and a sincere interest in others, writes Brad Gibson of event marketing firm Active Production and Design. It's OK to get somewhat personal, because conversations are more memorable if a shared interest outside of work is established.
More people are receiving a salary higher than the one first offered, a study finds, because they understand their worth in a tight labor market, writes Maurie Backman. Back-and-forth is expected, so aim high with your counter but not so much you risk losing the offer.
Having several jobs listed on a resume shouldn't preclude one from consideration for a position because it signals this person has likely gained a wide range of skills and experience, argues this editorial. "Because they've worked at a variety of companies, they may bring fresh ideas and perspectives your company hasn't thought of before," says HR Director Idalia Dillard.
A survey finds that 80% of students in Generation Z -- those between ages 14 and 23 -- say they believe in the value of a college education and only a quarter say they can have a good career without a degree. The data also show that while this cohort prefers learning via video, only 26% preferred online classes.