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

Associate’s Institutions Show Best Representation for Pay Equality, Women, and Minority Faculty

CUPA-HR reports that associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity. According to CUPA-HR’s Faculty in Higher Education Survey, associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity for both women and underrepresented minority faculty than doctoral, master’s, or baccalaureate institutions. CUPA-HR’s report explains that nearly two-thirds of associate institution faculty are […]

May 23, 2019

Managing Executive Feedback in Higher Education

Tips for handling feedback for campus administrators and leaders. One of higher education’s most serious recurring problems is the evaluation of campus leaders.  Part of this issue can be attributed to the significant periods of time between evaluations.  When leaders are allowed to operate for too long without oversight, institutions often discover a lack of […]

May 16, 2019

Report Indicates That Faculty Salaries are Up By 1.7%

Findings from the “2019 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education Report.” According to the 2019 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education Report, full-time faculty members saw an average pay increase of 1.7% over the past year.  Full-time faculty off tenure-track saw increases of 1.8% while tenured and tenure-track faculty saw average increases of 1.6%. CUPA-HR also found […]

May 09, 2019

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