In 2013 the Benchmarking and Research Committee gathered examples of resume rubrics from our member schools and national colleagues in an effort to compile a best practices model for evaluating student resumes. The document below is the outcome of their work.
Departmental Review Resources
At the Fall 2016 MCUCSA meeting the Benchmarking and Research Committee distributed a survey asking if any career offices had undergone a departmental review/self-study within the past 5 years. Many responders who had not completed a review indicated they would be interested in learning more about self-studies. The colleagues below are offering to be a resource to others who wish to know more about departmental reviews.
Recruiting Diverse Professionals
Resources for Working with Ex-Offenders
- Department of Corrections will hire people with felony convictions as long as they have been off supervision for at least two years.
- Check into the “Ban the Box” initiative -- prevents employers from asking about an applicant’s prior convictions until later in the hiring process,
- http://work.chron.com/felony-employment-laws-7962.html -- article with info on state and federal felony related laws. Also has a “do a background check on yourself” resource
- http://www.beyondtheconviction.org/welcome-to-our-site/ -- Beyond the Conviction organization – KC, KS based – mission to help “at risk” job seekers
- No One is Unemployable (book) --by Debra L. Angel and Elisabeth E. Harney
- http://www.helpforfelons.org/felony-expungement-sealing/ -- article on misdemeanor and felony expungement
- http://www.startribune.com/new-minnesota-law-makes-it-easier-to-expunge-criminal-records/289846451/ -- article on new MN law passed in 2015 making it easier to get convictions expunged
- https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1179813/ -- Council on Crime and Justice website appears to be down so here is a link to their LinkedIn page which indicates 34 employees
- DEED has an Ex-Offender program – also offers workshops from time to time for ex-felons
- https://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/exoffenders/index.html -- Step Ahead program – career planning resources for people with criminal convictions
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program. Provides employers with up to $2,400 (25 to 40 percent of the first $6,000 of first-year wages) if they hire and keep the newly released ex-offender on their payroll.
- Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders (book) – by Ron Krannich
- https://mn.gov/deed/assets/sept-2015-trends-prisoners_tcm1045-212014.pdf - “Prisoners’ Dilemma” article from 2015 in Minnesota Economic Trends – includes some possible resources to consider