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The Big Picture: Drivers of Change and the Road Ahead for Business Schools

Earlier this month, our team had the opportunity to sit down and talk trends in business education with Dr. Norean Sharpe, Dean and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York. With more than 25 years of experience as a […]

Partnership with Pronto enhances communication to increase student retention

We know that student retention is critical to any institution’s bottom line. Yet 2 and 4-year graduation rates have remained flat for over 30 years, resulting in roughly $16.5 billion in lost revenue from attrition (ranging from $10K to $102M per school). Those statistics are quite alarming. The good news is that there are many […]

Improving Accessibility Of Virtual Classroom Recordings

Creating equitable opportunities for learning is a key goal for educational institutions.  However, it can be challenging to create an inclusive learning experience when navigating a wide variety of content and technology that hasn’t always been designed to meet the needs of all students.  For this reason, reaching students beyond the traditional borders of the […]

Defining Digital Transformation: Let’s start with participate!

This is a guest post by Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President of Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer at Pfeiffer University. It’s great to see discussions and questions regarding Digital Transformation beginning to emerge. For the past few years or so, it’s been top of mind with so many of the folks I’ve been around […]

Mature Students and Distance Learning

  Distance learning is a method of teaching and learning that allows students to complete their education while at a different location from the instructor. In the past distance learning was carried out in a similar format to classroom learning, by using books and papers, but today most distance learning occurs with the help of […]

Summer jobs: share your best photos and stories

During his university holidays, Alan Limke spent three summers at a theme park in Ohio, working as a clown musician with his friends. “We were a zany 12-piece band that snaked through the park, making guests laugh, scaring children, embarrassing cute girls and generally acting like idiots … and getting paid for it.” From becoming […]

Basic Skills to Use At Your University Library

Tour like a Rock Star! Whether you’ll be getting a jump start at the beginning of term or fearfully watching the clock tick towards a major deadline, all students find themselves in the university library at some point. In the past, libraries have often gotten a bad reputation as being quiet dungeons patrolled by militaristic […]

Budget: here’s what you’ve been saying about the new minimum wage

George Osborne has introduced a new minimum wage of £7.20 an hour for the over-25s and pledged to raise wages for the same age bracket to around £9 an hour by 2020. Rhys Moore, director of Living Wage UK, responded to what the chancellor called a national living wage by saying that “this is effectively […]

New job? Six things to know before signing that contract

Don’t agree to working hours you will regret, and negotiate terms from the outset, says employment lawyer Philip Landau

You may be feeling elated because you’ve been offered a new job, or perhaps it is your first foray into full-time employment. If the salary stacks up and it’s what you want to do, shouldn’t you just skim the more detailed aspects of your employment contract and simply sign up? Well, no. It’s always best to read and understand what you are signing.

So what are the top things to focus on before you sign a contract of employment?

Related: Debunking the myths of your employment contract

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