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

All University of California Campuses Make the Top 75 of Best Colleges Ranking

UC campuses sweep up in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking, five UC campuses made the top ten public universities for undergraduate education, with all nine campuses within the top 75. UCLA was named the top public university in the […]

Apr 18, 2019

New AAUP Study: Faculty Salaries Stayed Flat

An AAUP study found minimal gains in faculty salaries.   Full-time faculty salaries are about 2% higher this academic year compared to last year, according to data from the American Association of University Professors Faculty Compensation Survey. Even though they salaries have risen by about 2%, after adjusting for 1.9% inflation, they’ve barely budged, says the AAUP […]

Apr 11, 2019

Ranking Reveals The Top 10 Universities in the World

The Times Higher Education releases their World University Rankings for 2019. The Times Higher Education‘s World University Rankings for 2019 analyzes research-intensive universities from all over the globe on the main categories of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.  The Ranking prides itself on making comprehensive and balanced comparisons and is audited by an […]

Apr 11, 2019

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