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

California Colleges Facing Capacity Issues

California colleges and universities struggling with an increased volume of students. While higher education institutions nationwide are anticipating major drops in enrollment, California is experiencing the opposite issue.  Currently, California colleges and universities are struggling with an increased volume of students.  The demand for California’s higher education system is so high that by 2030 approximately […]

Mar 26, 2020

California State University Faculty and Workers Express Growing Concerns

Learn about the serious concerns shared by CSU faculty and staff. Recently, meetings between CSU trustees and the California Faculty Association (CFA) revealed some major issues that campus faculty and workers would like to address.  While the system is set to expand, with approvals to purchase land for a proposed Mission Valley stadium and expand […]

Mar 19, 2020

The UC System Decides to Keep Mandatory ACT and SAT Scores

The University of California system maintains ACT and SAT requirements for admission. In early February, a panel appointed by the University of California’s (UC) Academic Senate released its report on the system’s ACT and SAT requirements.  The main conclusion from the report is that the UC system should continue to require standardized test scores for […]

Mar 12, 2020

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