HERC Launches New “Having Our Say: Black Voices on Working in Higher Education” Ebook

 Marketing Director   January 25, 2021  News

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is pleased to announce the release of its fourth ebook, “Having Our Say: Black Voices on Working in Higher Education,” featuring stories from Black faculty and staff at different career stages and in a variety of roles at colleges and universities across the U.S. Written by Chanté Griffin and Leslie Taylor, the free ebook is for early to mid-career individuals considering careers in higher education. It also provides advice on how to navigate the systemic and cultural barriers to advancement facing Black professionals in academia.  Download the ebook here.

“We are proud to share these personal stories from Black higher education professionals and inspire others to pursue careers in academia,” said Eddie Freeman, HERC Advisory Board Chair and Executive Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the University of Texas at Arlington. “HERC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and this ebook continues our efforts to assist individuals of all backgrounds to find meaningful professional opportunities.”

Through real life stories, readers will learn how to survive and thrive in the academy, manage “cultural taxation,” prevent burnout, handle scrutiny around their credibility, and maintain their joy.

“I was the first person in my family to attend college, and my time at a PWI and HBCU transformed my view of the world,” said Chanté Griffin, ebook co-author. “I’m elated to release this project that features varied voices of Black professionals in academia whose work is shaping young minds throughout the U.S.”

HERC provides a job board and career resources at www.hercjobs.org. HERC has published three other ebooks, including “How to Apply for Higher Education Careers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities” and “Veterans Transitioning into Higher Ed.”

ABOUT THE HIGHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM: The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) catalyzes inclusive excellence in the academic workforce. HERC diversifies the pipeline of faculty, staff, and executives in academia through outreach, advertising, and by providing a job board and expert career advice. HERC also provides over 700 member institutions with resources and networks to bolster equitable, inclusive recruitment and retention practices.

CONTACT: Marcia Silva, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, 650-417-3193, marcia@hercjobs.org