HighEdWeb 2021 Annual Conference

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is the international organization of professionals working to design, develop, manage and map the future of digital in higher education. In addition to the annual conference the group remains active year-round via educational and networking events, an online member community and the Link Journal.

The HighEdWeb Annual Conference is a conference for programmers, marketers and social pros, managers, designers and writers (and all team members in-between), where professionals come together to explore and find solutions for the unique issues around digital at colleges and universities since the impact of digital extends far beyond divisional or department lines. With diverse presentation sessions, an inspiring keynote and group discussions, and time to connect with the best community around, the HighEdWeb Annual Conference offers affordable, valuable professional development for everyone.

Your registration will give you access to:
  • Dozens of topical presentations in multiple tracks.
  • An inspirational keynote address.
  • Opportunities to connect online with other talented higher ed professionals.
  • On-demand access to session recordings for two weeks after the event.

Taft School seeks a full-time Dean of Community, Belonging, and Justice

The Taft School seeks a full-time Dean of Community, Belonging, and Justice for an August 1, 2021 start.

The dean leads the school’s mission to educate the whole student by working to ensure Taft is a community where all members feel they belong and are valued. The dean’s responsibilities will center around programmatic leadership related to race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural identity, and intersectionality.

The Dean is a member of the senior administrative team and will frequently report to the Board of Trustees. Core qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to the tenets described in the school’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Portrait of the Graduate; a Master’s degree; at least three years of relevant experience; and, interest in joining a residential community that serves a diverse student body.

Read the full job description here (includes link for application).

Learn more about how to apply to positions at Taft here.


Black and Latino students audited more

For at least the last decade, the Education Department has disproportionately selected students from majority Black and Latino neighborhoods to provide further proof that the information on their financial aid application is accurate, according to an analysis of federal data by The Washington Post.

The article, titled, “To protect taxpayer dollars, the Education Dept. is disproportionately auditing Black and Latino college students” was written by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and John D. Harden. Subscriber access may be needed to read the full piece.


Call for Manuscripts: The Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education

The Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education (JARIHE) supports research in the areas of developmental education, access, retention, inclusion, and student success in higher education. JARIHE contributors provide scholarly research, practical insight, and accounts of best practices to support students from traditionally underrepresented, first generation, and other marginalized communities. Readership includes faculty, program managers, legislators and college/university senior leadership. JARIHE is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, which utilizes a double-blind peer review process.

Call for Manuscripts for the 2021 JARIHE

Please note: In recognition of our 4th volume, we welcome manuscripts that are interdisciplinary in nature, which address retention and access efforts, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Manuscripts can be ethnographic and tell stories of ways in which students have been supported during the global pandemic. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative reports are welcome. As always, we also welcome manuscripts which share best and promising practices as it pertains to student success programs and initiatives. This applies to all students and not only those in developmental programs. This does not exclude scholarly research, practical insights or best practices focused on developmental education programs. In short, manuscripts focused on developmental and non-developmental programs in two-year and four-year institutions are welcome. Additionally, submissions by graduate students are also welcome. Graduate students who are co-authoring with a faculty member are welcome as well.

As such, we welcome work from scholars and administrators who are familiar with two-year or four-year colleges/universities who have engaged with or research that examines student success from the following perspectives:

  • College retention, persistence and graduation rates.
  • Honors and content specific student success initiatives (STEM, Business, etc.).
  • Developmental courses.
  • Developmental course placement strategies.
  • Issues of access and inclusion in higher education.
  • Challenges and triumphs related to URM, first generation and other marginalized communities.
  • Student success and student athletes.
  • High-impact practices (study abroad, summer programs, etc.).
  • Programmatic developmental education strategies.
  • Pedagogical strategies in developmental education.
  • Financial support.
  • Other topics related to student success.

Manuscripts Submission Guidelines:

We welcome manuscripts with a maximum of 4,000 words (excluding tables, figures and works cited). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition, should be followed for reference style and all other rules of organization, punctuation, and editorial style. Manuscripts which exceed the maximum word requirement will not be considered.

Submissions will be accepted through April 1, 2021. Response from the editor regarding a decision will be prior to June 30, 2021. If revisions are necessary, a final version must be submitted by July 31, 2021. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021. Submissions accepted at: jarihe@wcupa.edu.  Direct all questions to John B. Craig, Ed.D. Editor, at jcraig@wcupa.edu.


All manuscripts must have an abstract with a maximum of 150 words.

Information Required:

  • Abstract with a maximum of 150 words should be included in the first page of your manuscript.
  • Blind manuscript including the abstract must be prepared as a Microsoft Word document
  • Separate title page including the title of the article, the name(s) and contact information of the author(s), and institutional affiliation(s).
  • Optional but strongly encouraged: Cover letter to the editor
  • Author(s) of manuscripts accepted for publication will be required to submit a biography with a maximum of 50 words.
  • Statement of Acknowledgement that this manuscript has not been submitted, accepted or published previously and is not under review elsewhere.

Opportunity to be the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity at Boston University

The Executive Director of Equal Opportunity at Boston University (BU) provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for all facets of the Equal Opportunity Office (EOO), including discrimination and harassment complaint investigation, Title IX, Affirmative Action, and disability accommodation (ADA) for faculty and staff. The executive director will:

  • bring a deep, informed understanding of Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, Clery, FERPA, and VAWA regulations and their application within a higher education institution to the role—JD strongly preferred;
  • support and advance the transformation of the EOO from a transactional to proactive organization, expanding opportunities for educational outreach and prevention, training, and collaboration across the University;
  • possess demonstrated strategic, managerial experience, including the ability to build capacity, develop a high functioning cohesive team, and optimize fiscal and data management resources;
  • manage a budget of approximately $1.2 million and an expanding team that as of July 2021 will include seven staff—a Title IX coordinator, three Equal Opportunity/Title IX investigators (one of whom is an assistant director), one assistant director of compliance (ADA and Affirmative Action), one Equal Opportunity/ADA specialist, and one administrative coordinator/data analyst.

Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions.