A Discussion of the Challenges Campus Activities Offices Face Today

As a new academic year begins, our friends in the fields of campus/student activities are facing several challenges. Some are fairly new challenges, while others seem to always be around. How many offices have recently changed their name or are considering a name change? Many campus activities offices are moving toward names like the ‘Office
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Article Spotlight: “What to Ask at Career Services”

We wanted to share a great article from the July 2014 issue of Money Magazine by Kim Clark, entitled “What to Ask at Career Services: A college’s placement office is now one of the most important stops on the tour.”  The article covers important topics that students should discuss at their career services office, including staff, types
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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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