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Student Workers in Higher Ed Web Offices Research Results

Student Workers in Higher Ed Web Offices Research Results

I hope that everyone is having or has had a great time at HighEdWeb 2009 this year! If you couldn’t make it, hopefully we’ll see you next year. For those who missed it or would like to refer back to it, I wanted to make the information related to my session on student workers in [...]

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Salary versus Autonomy

Salary versus Autonomy

Like many of you, I’ve read Michael Fienen’s Equal Pay for Equal Work post from a few weeks ago.  (It’s worth a look, if you haven’t read it.)  If we want to recruit experts, it would make sense that we may have to lure them in with expert-level pay.  (I’d add to this that depending [...]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Equal Pay for Equal Work

By this point, it’s no secret that most universities are experiencing some kind of budget pinch for the next year (or two, or three, or way more).  It sucks, and for quite a number of reasons.  Education is the cornerstone of an advanced society, and when government starts hacking away at it (I’m looking at [...]

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Web Leadership’s Role in Higher Ed

Web Leadership’s Role in Higher Ed

Last week, I was fortunate enough to graduate in the second annual Pittsburg State University Leadership Class.  This is a program modeled after other similar programs around the state and nation, programs which are designed to groom and cultivate forward minded people into folks capable of stepping up and contributing to the growth and development [...]

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The Virtues of Delegation

The Virtues of Delegation

Two weeks ago, I felt compelled to write about the black hole of academic overthink that is my calendar.  Over the years, and even as recently as in the post itself, I have sought advice on how to manage my calendar better.

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Calendar Clutter & Meeting Madness

Calendar Clutter & Meeting Madness

It seems I’ve fallen off the radar this month and so have some of my colleagues.  Are we dodging the new Facebook?  Nope.  Now that mainstream media has let all our former classmates, family and coworkers know about Twitter, are we ducking our newest followers? Nope.

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What the Doctor Ordered: Training, Technology and Leadership

What the Doctor Ordered: Training, Technology and Leadership

I’m not a doctor, but I like to play one in my current role as a Technology Training Coordinator.  I like present to our faculty and staff over MediaSite in costume as “Doctor Nikki”.  But no matter what role I’ve had: whether “Dr. Nikki” the trainer, Nikki the IT, or Nikki the leader, I realize [...]

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“Repent! Collaborator,” Said the Higher Ed Beancounterman

“Repent! Collaborator,” Said the Higher Ed Beancounterman

“Even in the cubicles of the hierarchy, where fear was generated, seldom suffered, he was called the Ticktockman. But no one called him that to his mask. You don’t call a man a hated name, not when that man is capable of revoking the minutes, the hours, the days and nights, the years or your [...]

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What’s an Appropriate Response Time to Inquirers?

What’s an Appropriate Response Time to Inquirers?

About ten years ago when e-mail became mainstream at colleges/universities, departments were skittish about having a separate dedicated e-mail account as a way for their customers to contact them. They worried about work load creep, and customers expecting a quick turn around time for responses. Most of these folks still preferred to be tied up [...]

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Nothing Personal, But…

Way back in the day when I was just an aspiring Guru—mid-November, to be precise, I promised that I had more to say on change, and, boy, do I ever. In fact, as someone who enjoys blogging, I have quite a lot to say on a lot of things. It only takes a comment on [...]

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