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Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). What is a HERC?. A HERC is an affiliation of higher education institutions in a geographic region that are working cooperatively to promote dual-career and diversity hiring. www.uppermidwestherc.org.

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what is a herc
What is a HERC?
  • A HERC is an affiliation of higher education institutions in a geographic region that are working cooperatively to promote dual-career and diversity hiring.
www uppermidwestherc org
  • The purpose of the UMW HERC is to promote dual career and diversity hiring at member institutions.
  • A vital feature of the UMW HERC is its Web site that lists all faculty and staff job postings at member institutions.
dual career challenge
Dual-career challenge
  • Partner status of full-time faculty
    • 86 percent are partnered
    • 72 percent are members of dual-career couples
    • 36 percent aremembers of dual-academic couples
      • 63 percent of academic couples work within the same general field of inquiry
      • 83 percent of women scientists and 54 percent of men scientists (in academic couples) are partnered with another scientist

(Schiebinger, Davies Henderson, & Gilmartin, 2008)

herc history development
HERC History & Development
  • The HERC concept originated in Northern California in 2000 as a response to:
    • “spousal/partner employment opportunities increasingly becoming a key part of successful recruitment and retention in higher education;
    • shrinking resources in the area of faculty, staff, and executive recruiting;
    • a need for institutional collaboration in addressing these issues.”
herc scope
HERC Scope
  • 11 regional HERCs in the United States representing over 500 public and private colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals
  • Greater Chicago HERC
  • Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC
  • Michigan HERC
  • Mid-Atlantic HERC
  • New England HERC
  • NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC
  • Northern California HERC
  • Southern California HERC
  • St. Louis Regional HERC
  • Upper Midwest HERC
  • Upstate New York HERC
umw herc 2009 10 member institutions
UMW HERC2009-10 Member Institutions
  • Over 50 institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin

Alexandria Technical College  Anoka-Ramsey Community College  Anoka Technical College  Augsburg College  Bemidji State University  Carleton College  Central Lakes College  Century College  College of St. Scholastica  Dakota County Technical College  Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College  Hamline University  Hennepin Technical College  Hibbing Community College  Inver Hills Community College  Itasca Community College  Lake Superior College  Macalester College  Mesabi Range Community & Technical College  Metropolitan State University  Minneapolis Community & Technical College  Minnesota State University, Mankato  Minnesota State University Moorhead  Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical  Minnesota State Community & Technical College  Minnesota West Community & Technical College  Normandale Community College  North Dakota State University  North Hennepin Community College  Northland Community & Technical College  Northwest Technical College  Pine Technical College  Rainy River Community College  Ridgewater College  Riverland Community College  Rochester Community & Technical College  Saint Paul College  St. Catherine University  St. Cloud State University  St. Cloud Technical College  St. Olaf College South Central College  Southwest Minnesota State University  U of M-Crookston  U of M-Duluth  U of M-Morris  U of M-Rochester  U of M-Twin Cities  University of St. Thomas  U of W-La Crosse  U of W-River Falls  Vermillion Community College  William Mitchell College of Law  Winona State University

umw herc region and sub regions
UMW HERCRegion and Sub-regions
  • Southern Prairie
  • Lakes and Valley
  • Lake Superior
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area
  • Mississippi River Valley


umw herc future expansions
UMW HERCFuture Expansions
  • UMW HERC is committed to partnering with other colleges and universities in
    • Minnesota
    • Western Wisconsin
    • Northeastern South Dakota
    • Eastern North Dakota
    • Northern Iowa
umw herc general benefits
UMW HERCGeneral Benefits
  • Increases institutional visibility
  • Supports a dual-career search function
  • Generates electronic user alerts
  • Encourages candidate retention and position acceptance
  • Promotes the region and sub-regions
umw herc general benefits1
UMW HERCGeneral Benefits
  • Provides cohesive marketing materials
  • Allows for cost-effective and efficient posting of ALL jobs
  • Indicates work/life sensitivity
  • Creates institutional synergy
  • Encourages resource sharing
  • Facilitates job amalgamation
virtual tour
Virtual Tour


promoting herc on your campus and to constituents
Promoting HERC on your campus and to constituents
  • Articles
  • Targeted letters or e-mails
  • Bookmarks or postcards
  • Presentations
  • Online and print manuals
  • Web links
umw herc external communications
UMW HERCExternal Communications
  • Communication templates and marketing materials are available in the Document Repository on the UMW HERC web site.
  • To request additional materials, call 612-626-0775, or send an e-mail to umwherc@umn.edu.
future developments
Future Developments
  • In 2009-2010, UMW HERC will move forward in the following areas:
    • Expand membership, geographic area, outreach, and exposure
    • Bring cost savings and efficiencies to member institutions through discount and cooperative advertising programs, partnerships, and services
    • Share best practices and maximize resources among member institutions
    • Implement a vitae/resume data base that is accessible to all HERC institutions
  • For more information:

Contact your institution’s UMW HERC representative


Mary Everley, director


E-mail: umwherc@umn.edu

Phone: 612-626-0775