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women and men at meeting, universities scored highest for gender equality
Jul 18, 2019
World’s Top 10 Most Gender Equal Universities

Learn which universities scored the highest for gender equality. In the THE University Impact Ranking for Gender Equality, Times Higher Education ranked the most gender equal universities in the world.  The ranking measures universities’ research on the study of gender, their policies on gender equality, and their commitment to recruiting and promoting women.  Curious to […]

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green piggy bank on calculator, attempts to close the major pay gaps between its flagship campus and its other campuses
Jul 11, 2019
College Looking to Close the Pay Gap Between Their Different Campuses

Rutgers University signs an agreement that attempts to close the major pay gaps between its flagship campus and its other campuses. Recently, academics at Rutgers University in New Jersey signed an agreement that attempts to close the major pay gaps between its flagship campus and its other campuses in more disadvantaged communities.  The four-year contract […]

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cyber lock, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Jul 02, 2019
What to Know About the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Learn about what NICE is and what it hopes to accomplish. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is an initiative led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  NICE focuses on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development in order to address the country’s current and future […]

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writing a check, important things learned from the American Association of University Professors’ faculty-compensation survey
Jun 27, 2019
What Faculty-Pay Survey Reveals About Academic Jobs

Important things learned from the American Association of University Professors’ faculty-compensation survey. Every year, the American Association of University Professors releases a faculty-pay survey that offers insight into the salary of full-time and part-time faculty members.  Curious to see what this year’s survey revealed?  Here are some of the important things learned from the American […]

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typing and web analytics, how higher education institutions can use benchmarking to offer faculty competitive pay
Jun 20, 2019
The Use of Benchmarking to Ensure Competitive Faculty Pay

How higher education institutions can use benchmarking to offer faculty competitive pay. Offering competitive pay is one of the best strategies that higher education institutions can use to attract and retain the best faculty members.  But how can you ensure that you are offering fair and competitive pricing to new and continuing faculty?  By benchmarking […]

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female doctor working with child, gender pay gap
Jun 13, 2019
Interesting Things to Know About the Gender Pay Gap

Understanding the gender pay gap. While most people know what the gender pay gap is and what it entails, many do not know anything beyond the basics.  Here are some of the interesting facts about the gender pay gap that the American Association of University Women found. The “Motherhood Penalty” Persists The “motherhood penalty” refers […]

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metal stamp that says "taxes," IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations
Jun 06, 2019
IRS Provides Guidance with IRS Notice 2019-9

IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations. On December 31, 2018, the IRS released its IRS Notice 2019-9.  This document offers interim guidance on Section 4960 which was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Section 4960 imposes an excise tax on a tax-exempt organizations that matches […]

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person holding up a sign with question marks, questions and criticisms aimed at higher education diversity programs
May 30, 2019
Colleges Face Questions About How Much They Pay Diversity Officers

Learn more about the questions and criticisms aimed at higher education diversity programs. Recently, right-leaning and conservative organizations have been targeting prominent higher education institutions and the amount of money they spend on diversity.  Critics use salary and budget information to label diversity offices as wasteful and ineffective and blame these expenditures for rising tuition […]

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minority female and male staff at meeting, associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity
May 23, 2019
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 […]

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women in business attire with paperwork, feedback for campus administrators and leaders
May 16, 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 […]

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