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News From KULPER & COMPANY

We published our first edition of NEWS FROM…KULPER & COMPANY today
http://www.kulpercompany.com/?p=news&news_id=48

We hope you will enjoy reading it and look forward to your feedback.

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SVP Academic Affairs/Provost

 

Dartmouth church steepleWhen a prospective client needs a new SVP Academic Affairs/Provost the fundamentals apply…..
Discuss with senior leaders and other key constituents what the hired candidate must accomplish by when and then decide whether or not the search should be conducted with the assistance of a proven professional firm that possesses the experience and commitment to your goals.

 

Are you and your colleagues about to begin a search for a new SVPAA/Provost?

Here are five key issues to discuss:

Search project timeline

Hired candidate KPIs/ by when

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Attracting the right leaders requires the right hiring approach

 

 

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Attracting the right senior level leadership is the most important and challenging task for your organization…
Are you taking the right approach?

• Are you feeling frustrated by the results of your current hiring efforts?
• Are some of the best people being attracted by your toughest competitors?
• Have you tried to develop a relationship with a reputable search firm?

What works and what doesn’t work is always the acid test for any task.
Why waste time pursuing aims with the wrong tools or wrong methodologies?

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Interview in Dartmouth Daily Newspaper

I was interviewed this week by Charlie Rafkin from the Dartmouth Daily Newspaper…..

Dartmouth church steepleCharlie’s article provides various perspectives about the upcoming search for the next Dean of Dartmouth College; I was pleased to respond to his questions.
http://thedartmouth.com/2014/05/23/news/for-some-a-new-deans-former-position-will-best-decide-fit

 

 

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PENN STATE Names new new Online Learning Head

Congratulations to Dr. Renata Engel, Penn State’s new Vice Provost for Online Learning, http://chronicle.com/article/An-Engineers-Next-Task-at/146469/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en Given the importance of Penn State and the size of their enrollment, the selection of a new leader for their online learning program bears watching for many reasons.  Dr Engel is both an engineer and an expert in educational teaching excellence.  It is apparent that the trustees of Penn State are declaring: we want to significantly grow and develop our online learning program. The cost of traditional “on-ground” undergraduate and graduate higher education is becoming increasingly unsustainable.  Families who believe in the importance of higher education must come up with creative ways to fund their child’s undergraduate degree; in some cases costing up to $60,000 per year.  Likewise, obtaining a graduate degree without inclusion of a full or partial fellowship is a very big challenge for most students.  Using online learning technology to help rein in costs without degradation of the learning experience–while enlarging the student enrollment– is a winning formula.  And, as on the online systems keep improving there will be instances where the data will confirm that the online offerings are simply a better and more effective way to learn difficult and complex subject matter. Large university systems like Penn State will create better and bigger gateways for global learning that may, one day, usher in the 1,ooo,ooo member freshman class.  While traditionalists bemoan the potential degradation of the academy we must balance their concern with the life changing benefits of higher education. KULPER & COMPANY can assist universities and colleges with implementation and refinement of their online learning strategy by assisting with the recruitment of their online learning leadership.

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Hiring decision making information

I am sharing the links to two worthwhile articles—-the first is from Julie Bennink from Accenture where she discusses the importance and benefits of vendor outsource relationship management.
http://http://www.accenture.com/us-en/outsourcing/business-process-outsourcing/talent-hr-bpo/Pages/index.aspx

The second article relates to tweaks being made to the highly successful and important online higher ed learning program at Southern NH University
http://http://chronicle.com/article/Southern-New-Hampshire-U/146443/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

I hope you will find both pieces interesting and beneficial.

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5/2/14 Unemployment Report …and senior level hiring opportunities

 

 

IMG_1065The news out of Washington DC today relative to the unemployment rate is very positive; 6.3% is the lowest unemployment rate in years and indicative of an increasingly stronger economy.

Our firm conducts senior level search assignments for universities and companies that are focused on research and innovation.   As the economy continues to accelerate we expect our phones to be ringing more frequently from clients who need us to help them attract the right leaders for their organization.

For boards of directors and university trustees this is an important inflection point relative to attracting the best leaders for key roles; the competition for talent will increase significantly as the year progresses.

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Survey Results ONLINE Learning Independent Colleges

This survey, compiled by LEARNING HOUSE provides a good overview of the results that are being delivered from online learning initiatives as viewed by VPAA/Chief Academic Officers of independent colleges. Key findings: Nearly all respondents report that revenue is increasing from online offerings//nearly 20% are generating more than $1MM in annual revenue; breadth of courses is broadening/management-business and health related rank at the top; Increasing international enrollments and adding hybrid graduate programs are the top plans for online learning for the next one or two years.
TO view the entire study
http://www.learninghouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/201311-CIC-FINAL.pdf

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Nursing and Health Sciences Search: Message to Hiring Decision Makers

Higher Ed Nursing &
Health Professions Search

a department of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC

March 4, 2014
Dear Professional:
During this time of the year universities get particularly busy in their efforts to attract and hire qualified nursing and health professions faculty and administrators. We would be glad to hear from you if you are contemplating using a search firm to assist in the hire of critically needed faculty and administrators.
This year we expanded our service capacity with the addition of a former university nursing department chair to our search support team.
Rather than discuss the features and benefits of our service we thought that presenting a case study would be the best way to convey our service capabilities to you and your colleagues.

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2014 US News & World Reports Rankings for Graduate Online Engineering Programs

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KULPER & COMPANY is continuing our study and analysis of online higher education in an effort to better serve our university clients and prospects. If you and your colleagues have decided to grow and develop your online program and you are considering attracting a new leader for it we would like to hear from you please contact us.

The 2014 US News & World Reports (USNWR) Rankings
#1 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

#2 UCLA (Samueli)

#3 U Wisconsin (Madison)

#4 USC (Viterbi)

#5 Penn State (World Campus)

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