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Get Alerts from Higher Ed Journals

While the bulk of our Library collection is focused on resources for student use, the Library licenses several higher education periodicals for the professional development of faculty and staff.

The [Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide] has a [Professional Reading] tab that includes a selective list of many of those full-text periodicals.

Staying up-to-date in higher education doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. You can set up email alerts to notify you when new issues of specific periodical titles are available online.  To learn more about setting up this option, click into a chosen ejournal and look for [Share => Create an alert], [Create Journal Alert] or [Create Alert]. Contact your liaison librarian with any questions.

Alerts are also possible within most [Research Databases]. Craft a good search strategy and create an alert to email you links to full-text articles on that topic whenever new ones are added to the database

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Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide list of higher ed periodicals

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What Will You Be Making at Age 34?

Students and parents are rightly interested in potential future earnings.  A recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article about a Stanford economist’s “big data” research and subsequent analysis by the New York Times and a Michigan think tank is worth reading.  The entire original report of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which studies many aspects of upward mobility, is available online and on the LLC’s Statistical Resources Subject Guide.

“… Among two-year colleges in West Michigan, the highest median wage at 34 goes to students who attended Grand Rapids Community College at $30,700, and the lowest wage in the same category is earned by students who attended Montcalm Community College at $20,600.”

Are you interested in knowing more about salaries in potential careers?  Take a look at GRCC’s Career Coach and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. More career resources are available on the LLC’s Careers Subject Guide, and on the [Careers & Education] tabs on Subject Guides for academic departments.

 

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