About Us

Founded in 1996, McKnight Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm of professionals with senior level human resources experience in higher education. Our team specializes in hands-on human resources consulting for colleges, universities, medical centers and organizations of all sizes.
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JOB CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

We view pay systems as part of an employee relation strategy adding value to organizational excellence. One that links individual and team rewards to improved performance. We encourage employee involvement and collaboration in our projects to ensure smooth transitions from traditional to new pay approaches.

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FLSA DETERMINATION TOOL "eFLSA"

As a means of addressing this complexity with a low cost, high quality solution, McKnight developed an electronic FLSA audit or eFLSA Patterned directly from the U.S. Department of Labor's FLSA Exemption Standards.

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPRAISAL FORM "ePAF"

Performance Management is a cycle of events flowing from Organizational Goals and based on Communicated Competences and Behaviors. Our Performance Management Program links pay for performance for faculty and non-faculty employees.

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FACULTY & STAFF BENEFITS SURVEY "eBenefits"

The eBenefits Survey further allows institutional decision makers to shape or tailor benefits for different groups, and to make policy decisions and budgetary decisions that are backed by hard data.

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CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY

McKnight Associates, Inc. and Baird Consulting provide a survey measurement services offered to colleges, universities, and academic medical centers.

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HR ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

McKnight offers services that include exploration of the human resources goals of an institution and the development of new strategies with campus leadership.

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Our Clients

International Clients

United Arab Emirates University
Dubai School of Government
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Lebanese American University
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Recent News

How Private University CEOs Earned More than Their Public Sector Counterparts in 2018

In 2018, the CEOs of 62 private universities over $1 million in total compensation, including bonuses and deferred payments. The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed this in its latest update on executive compensation at public and private universities. The Top Earning CEO 2018 (C.L. Max Nikias) C.L. Max Nikias was the highest-paid university leader in […]

Jun 24, 2021

How COVID-19 Has Affected Faculty Salaries in 2021

A recent survey by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)  found that the average faculty pay in the U.S. decreased by 0.4% in 2021. However, faculty pay in some institutions increased this year because some of the lowest-paid professors were laid off due to the pandemic. It is worth noting that salaries don’t reflect […]

Jun 23, 2021

How to Determine the Right Amount of Executive Compensation

Also referred to as executive pay, executive compensation comprises the remuneration packages and benefits such as salaries, insurance coverage, and retirement benefits given to executive-level employees. In 2019, the average executive pay in the U.S. was $21.3 million, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). While the figure varies from one company to another, a […]

Jun 15, 2021

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