SJG’s 2014 Summer Reading List

Greetings from SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group! With the long days of summer ahead, it is time to consider grabbing a favorite cool beverage and a good book to nurture body and soul. In the spirit of the season, we thought we would share a few publications on our favorite topic of higher
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What is Institutional Fit? What Search Committees and Candidates Should Consider

Identifying “institutional fit” is a vital, yet somewhat elusive part of the search process for higher education institutions.  Beyond the more concrete criteria of experience, credentials, and leadership qualities – every search committee must determine whether a candidate fits in culturally with the institution for which they are applying. Similarly, candidates must decide whether an
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A Round up of our Favorite Articles on Professional Etiquette

Professional etiquette is important on the job as well as during the job search process.  Here we round up some useful articles on practicing professional etiquette as a higher education professional. “Netiquette, Schmetiquette?” by Maria Shine Stewart An insightful article on online behavior and etiquette among higher education professionals. “15 Vital Business Etiquette Rules,” by
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SJG's Summer 2013 Reading List

Here we are again at the start of summer! Although the weather here in New England can’t seem to decide whether it will be a cold and rainy summer or a hot and dry summer, we continue to be optimistic and have started gardening! In that vein we have some very interesting books that have
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Higher Education 2013 Conference Season: Spring and Summer Conferences

It’s that time of year, conference season.  Here we provide a helpful list of the major higher education conferences taking place this Spring and Summer. NASPA Annual 2013 Conference Location: Orlando, FL Dates: 3/16 to 3/20/2013 Description: NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Website: http://www.naspa.org/conf/default.cfm
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Using Social Media in the Higher Education Job Search

Fortunately, for higher education professionals, there are many great career resources and active communities available via social media.  So, when looking for career advice or opportunities, it makes little sense not to take advantage of them.  When used purposefully, social media can be a great tool in your higher education job search toolbox, yielding professional
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SJG Will Sponsor Four Women Leaders for the 2012 Women's Leadership Institute

SJG – The Spelman and Johnson Group is delighted to be offering four scholarships to cover registration fees for the 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute—two scholarships for those women attending the Leadership Institute in Florida and two scholarships for women attending the Leadership Institute in Southern California. Scholarships are open to all those that wish to
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Key Findings from Pew’s 2012 Report on the Future of Higher Education

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center surveyed 1,021 experts and stakeholders to weigh in on the future of higher education.  The survey asked experts to respond to two proposed scenarios for higher education in 2020 – one which outlined modest change, and the other proposing
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Useful Social Media Resources for Higher Education Professionals

We discover and share an incredible amount of insightful articles and resources through our professional and social media networks.  Since the use of social media is still fairly new in the higher education community – from both a professional and pedagogical standpoint – we thought we’d round up some of the most useful articles we’ve
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Networking for Higher Education Professionals

Most higher education professionals understand the benefits of networking, such as professional development, advancement opportunities, and career guidance. However, many are unsure of how to go about it, and may be intimidated by the process. Here we offer some simple strategies for developing your professional network. Make Networking a Professional Goal Approach networking the way
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