Build on 2022 for a Strong Career-Focused Start to 2023
Joseph Barber provides an overview of many of the excellent Carpe Careers column pieces from 2022 focused on advice and resources to assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with their career and professional development.
The Hard Truths of the Academic Labor Crisis
Even if striking workers win, the system is still rigged against them.
Can academia continue to exist in its current form and structure, dependent on relatively cheap, contingent labor?
Higher Ed Is a Land of Dead-End Jobs
Colleges have done a spectacularly bad job of managing talent.
This piece by Kevin McClure points out an interesting conundrum in higher education: Many staff and administrative roles provide no ability for advancement. It is ironic that institutions designed to train and develop talent often don't do a great job offering this to their faculty and staff.
Higher Ed Is a Public Good. Let's Fund It Like One
Universities have been saying for decades that college is a worthwhile investment, and it is time for public universities and their supporters to put money behind these claims. This article argues prepaying students' tuition in exchange for lifetime taxes on their earnings (at a rate of 3-5%) would allow for more to pursue higher education and careers of their choosing.