Upcoming Panel Discussions

“Careers in Higher Ed Development” October 20-24

College and universities depend on a variety of revenue streams. Raising funds to keep those streams flowing takes concerted effort from a team of full-time professionals, and it requires a skill set that many humanists and social scientists have.

There are proposals to write, campaigns to plan, funding sources to research, and (above all) alumni, foundations and other donors to engage and move to action. All of it makes higher ed development a good career choice for those who want to stay in higher education and contribute to the academic enterprise, but as staff rather than faculty.

Join us for the week of October 20-24 for a web-based panel discussion of “Careers in Higher Ed Development.” Several PhDs and ABDs currently working in this field will be with us in the Humanities forum to describe their work in areas such as Development Writing, Prospect Research, Major Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Alumni Communications. Panelists will introduce themselves Monday October 20 and answer your questions for the rest of the week, through Friday October 24.

To participate, join VPhD if you haven’t already, then visit the Humanities forum any time that week. Look for threads beginning with the word “Panel.” No special registration or sign-up is required beyond joining the Versatile PhD community. You automatically get access to the forum and the panel.

You can follow the discussion by email if you wish: once you’ve joined, log in, go to MyVPhD > Notifications. All the choices are there for you: weekly digest, daily digest, or every post sent to your inbox.

Anyone may join VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Invite friends!

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Higher Ed Development as career for hum/soc sci PhDs: 10/20-24 in Humanities forum on VPhD site. vphd.info/1oxarFd