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Are Student Athletes Our Employees?

Guest Post By Jim Castagnera In August the National Labor Relations Board dismissed the May 2014 decision by the agency’s Chicago-area regional director that shook the foundations of college football.  The director had ruled that Northwestern University’s Division I football…

Difficult Employees on Campus: What to Do When A Difficult Conversation Didn’t Work

Every campus has their fair share of difficult employees and managers know that there are certain conversations with these employees that can be challenging – confronting inappropriate behavior, personal hygiene, or even poor job performance. In preparation for this, you…

What Does Tennessee’s Free Community College Plan Say About the Future of Higher Education?

On Monday, February 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam outlined a plan to provide free community college courses for High School students that weren’t able to get into a four-year school. The Republican governor’s plan is to fund tuition from the…

What the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Will Mean for Your College

The senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is currently gearing up for the 2014 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). They are holding a series of hearings on various topics regarding what should be changed. In…

Time Magazine Reaction Piece – It’s (Not) Time to Pay College Athletes

Last month, Time Magazine had a cover story “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes” arguing for compensating football and basketball players. The cover featured Johnny “Football” Manziel in his best Heisman pose leveraging the recent controversy over allegations Johnny Football…

Toxic Employees on Campus: How to Deal with Know-It-Alls, Whiners & the Bully In the Next Cube

by Pamela Jett, Guest Contributor Difficult people are everywhere, sometimes even in the next cube. It is not possible to make the difficult person not be difficult. What we can do is use remarkable communication techniques to train the difficult…