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

Higher Education is Facing a Steep Enrollment Cliff

How declining student enrollment will affect higher education in the coming years. As a result of the U.S.’s negative birthrate, colleges and universities are anticipating a steep drop-off in student enrollment.  Because this means a decrease in tuition revenue, many higher education institutions are looking for ways to prepare.  Here’s what you need to know […]

Feb 20, 2020

Encouraging Faculty Education Leads to Student Success

Learn how human resources at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is helping faculty build education skills and knowledge for student success. NWTC is a two-year technical college offering over 200 career-focused programs.  To ensure that students get the real-life advice and expertise that they need, the college recruits faculty straight from the industries that they […]

Feb 13, 2020

House Democrats Release Proposal to Re-Do the Higher Education Act

Learn about the proposed changes to the Higher Education Act. In October of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives released its proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act (HEA).  The revamped version of the HEA, called the College Affordability Act, would focus on increased federal funding for higher education institutions.  More specifically, the proposed changes […]

Feb 06, 2020

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