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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Our Services

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

Colleges Introduce Salary Savings Plan to Address Budget Shortfalls

The COVID-19 crisis has created a huge impact in the education sector. With classes being canceled and admissions for the next year delayed, colleges are introducing temporary salary savings plans to counter their budget shortfalls in 2020-2021. How KU Is Dealing with the Budget Shortfall The University of Kansas recently announced that its Lawrence and […]

Aug 06, 2020

How College Educators Perceive a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID- 19 pandemic has disrupted the way we access education. Overnight, students and educators have had to shift to online learning. Educators particularly have experienced the brunt of this shift, often having to innovate on their own, unless their institution has invested in the requisite technology to facilitate online classes. Online Study No Match […]

Jul 23, 2020

Faculty Cuts: A Grim Reality

The COVID- 19 pandemic has led to massive unemployment across the world, particularly in the US. While several corporate businesses are laying off employees with years of experience, universities and colleges are doing the same with their non-tenure-track and online adjunct faculty.  The Plight of Faculty Members Money Matters With several projects delayed and admissions […]

Jul 09, 2020

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