by Monika Sziron, Ph.D.
In the last episode of the year, Kelly and Andy reflect on what happened in higher education throughout 2022 and share some of their favorite takeaways from this year’s podcast episodes.
Kelly reflects on the conferences she attended this past year,
“…the theme that came out of a lot of the conferences was regarding how the employment structure is changing…”
“…and how universities need to be more willing to be flexible in terms of how they look at it. Is it going to be remote? Is it going to be a mix? How are they going to recruit talent based on this? So, at a conference, there was a session on how people in higher ed are leaving higher ed to go to the corporate sector. And how that’s a challenge. You know, we have to, in higher ed, reevaluate how we’re going to recruit and retain talented workforce.”
If you haven’t had a chance to keep up with the podcast, Andy shares some of his favorite podcast episodes from the year.
“When I look at some of the earlier episodes in the year, I really looked at Shai’s episode on withdrawing your candidacy as being really, really interesting. Justin’s episode on do you think it’s groupthink?, actually, we just recalled that episode in an episode we just taped regarding ask the expert, because groupthink is real.”
“As I go more through the middle of the year, we did a two-part episode with Martin Atkins talking about rockstar turning into being a professor. I really felt like that was a really deep dive into a very big specialty area…”
From episode 16, How the Interim Role has Changed Higher Ed, “I thought about that conversation with Jim quite a bit, the interim role and the commitment that institutions have to having quality people serve so there’s not an empty chair as they serve the various constituencies…”
“I think the idea of the status of DEEI in higher education was another great episode as you look towards the end of the year. And finally, we’ve recently released both the Colin Diver [episode] that you referenced, and then I have to tell you, spending some time with our friends over from Clemson on the dos and don’ts of resume writing. I can tell you I learned a ton. And for me…the debate of whether or not you should include a cover letter or not, I believe that episode holds the definitive answer on that question.”
Check out the full episode for more.
Thank you for listening in 2022 and we look forward to producing more episodes that serve the higher ed community.
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the podcast team!
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