Tips for adjusting to midcareer moves: Opinion

September 15, 2021
Administrators who have recently made midcareer moves can use a variety of techniques to better adjust to their new institution and location, writes Cynthia Wu. The author argues that institutions hiring people from midcareer backgrounds often plan for them to fill a leadership position in the future. Wu encourages staff who have moved to commit to listening and learning in their first year, be a supportive ally to colleagues, and recognize that they will make mistakes. The author also emphasizes the importance of keeping in touch with former colleagues while adjusting to their new institution and home. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)