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New Research Explains Why Teaching Engineering Costs More Than Teaching English, cost differences in higher education
Jan 17, 2019
New Research Explains Why Teaching Engineering Costs More Than Teaching English

New study examines the cost differences in higher education. A paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that teaching cost differences in higher education institutions generally favor the fields where graduates make more money.  Typically, this means that colleges and universities spend more money offering programs in science and engineering as compared […]

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Learn Who the Biggest Private Employer in Every State Is, largest private employer in every state
Jan 10, 2019
Learn Who the Biggest Private Employer in Every State Is

Breaking down the largest private employer in every state. Aside from Walmart, universities and medical centers rank as the top private employers across the country.  Curious to see who employs the most workers in your state?  Then here is a list of the largest private employer in every state. Alabama: Walmart, 38,041 employees Alaska: Providence […]

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Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis, pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation
Dec 27, 2018
Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis

The Department of Labor explains how you can pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation. If you work in human resources, then you are likely familiar with the practice of reviewing positions for exemptions under the federal wage and hour law.  Employees that pass both the “salary basis” and the “job duties” tests and who operate […]

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U.S. Colleges and Universities Attracting Fewer New International Students, decline of international enrollment in U.S. higher education institutions
Dec 20, 2018
U.S. Colleges and Universities Attracting Fewer New International Students

Learn about the decline of international enrollment in U.S. higher education institutions. According to data from a report issued by the State Department and the Institute of International Education, there has been a decline of international enrollment in U.S. higher education institutions after nearly a decade of growth.  The report states that international enrollment dropped […]

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New Findings on Adjunct Professors, how adjunct professors really operate in higher education
Dec 13, 2018
New Findings on Adjunct Professors

Survey reveals how adjunct professors really operate in higher education. A new survey conducted by the TIAA Institute, reveals how adjunct professors really operate in higher education.  The national survey interviewed more than 500 adjunct faculty members.  The majority of respondents reported that they were over the age of 40.  Additionally, most respondents said that […]

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College Professor Salaries Ranked, how professors in different departments are paid
Dec 06, 2018
College Professor Salaries Ranked

Find out how professors in different departments are paid. If you’ve ever thought about working in higher education, then salary is probably one of the things that you’ve been most curious about.  Because professors perform many different duties, from publishing scholarly articles to conducting research to teaching classes, you would expect them to be compensated […]

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University Faculty Positions Now Largely Off the Tenure Track, faculty positions are no longer on track for tenure
Nov 29, 2018
University Faculty Positions Now Largely Off the Tenure Track

New analysis shows that about three-quarters of all faculty positions are no longer on track for tenure. According to an analysis conducted by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), around 73% of all faculty positions are no longer on track for tenure.  In its report, the AAUP discusses concerns regarding what the loss of […]

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Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor
Nov 20, 2018
Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor

Learn about the presidential proposal to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor. In June, it was reported that the Trump Administration proposed a merger to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor.  This plan is in-line with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s view that the higher education system required […]

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A Look into What University Presidents Make, salaries of university presidents
Nov 15, 2018
A Look into What University Presidents Make

Uncovering the salaries of university presidents from both public and private non-profit institutions. Those tasked with running and overseeing colleges and universities face one of the most difficult jobs out there. Not only do they have to contend with students, parents, faculty, alumni, donors, and so on, but they also have to do so in […]

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The Role of Women’s Colleges in the Fight for Equality, women’s colleges
Oct 25, 2018
The Role of Women’s Colleges in the Fight for Equality

How women’s colleges continue to lead the progress towards equality. When all-female colleges were first founded in the 19th century, they led the movement toward equality of the sexes.  Today, these same institutions continue to offer women the skills and confidence that they need to compete in a male-dominated world. Women’s colleges continue to lead […]

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