Category: Higher Education

man using microscope in lab, higher education report on science and engineering
Oct 31, 2019
Overview of Science and Engineering in Higher Education

Higher education report on science and engineering. The fields of science and engineering are becoming increasingly popular in higher education institutions throughout the country.  For reference, science and engineering is defined to include the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, ocean sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer sciences, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, psychology, […]

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new college grad at interview, graduate starting salaries
Oct 24, 2019
College Graduates Experience Little Growth in Their Starting Salaries in 2018

Key points from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) report on graduate starting salaries. Recently, NACE released a report documenting trends in graduate starting salaries.  According to the report, NACE found that there has been little growth in the average starting salary since 2015.  In fact, annual growth has been stunted, remaining at […]

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elderly couple at work, implications of a rapidly aging higher education workforce
Oct 17, 2019
The Impact of an Aging Higher Education Workforce

Understanding the implications of a rapidly aging higher education workforce. Currently, about one-third of higher education staff in the U.S. is over the age of 55.  In order to understand the implications of a rapidly aging higher education workforce, CUPA-HR conducted a study on the challenges that college and universities will likely face in the […]

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man doing payment calculations, fair pay for contingent faculty
Oct 10, 2019
The Argument for Pay Parity Between Tenure-Track and Contingent Faculty

Exploring how higher education institutions can offer fair pay for contingent faculty. Determining fair pay for contingent faculty is a contested issue in the higher education system.  On the one hand, administrators look to save money through minimally compensating members of a flexible instructional workforce.  On the other hand, union leaders believe that contingent faculty […]

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college graduation, dispel the misconception that community colleges are second-class institutions
Sep 26, 2019
Facts that Challenge the Stigma of Community College

Facts to dispel the misconception that community colleges are second-class institutions. Despite the growing popularity of community colleges, there is still a negative stigma against these higher education institutions.  This stigma is harmful not only for community colleges themselves but also for the students that attend and graduate from them.  Here are some facts that […]

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students in a lab, how MSIs can increase diversity in STEM
Sep 19, 2019
Increasing the Effectiveness of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and STEM Fields

How MSIs can increase diversity in STEM. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report that showed that MSI initiatives increased the number of minority students who participated and graduated in STEM.  One indicator of a successful MSI initiative was intentionality.  Intentionality is defined as “meeting students where they are when […]

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stacks of coins, view the compensation of different college and university presidents
Sep 12, 2019
Understanding Presidents’ Pay in Context

New chart allows users to view the compensation of different college and university presidents in relation to three institutional characteristics. Recently, The Chronicle of Higher Education released a chart that allows you to view the compensation of different college and university presidents in context.  More specifically, the chart shows presidents’ total compensation and base salaries […]

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legal scale and book, new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits
Sep 05, 2019
Part-Time Community College Faculty Benefit from New California Bill

Learn about the new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for all education levels. In July of this year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for faculty at all education levels.  This legislation, sponsored by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC), was […]

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money in a wallet, American Association of University Professors’ annual faculty compensation survey
Aug 29, 2019
What the AAUP Faculty-Pay Survey Reveals About Academic Jobs

Three findings from the American Association of University Professors’ annual faculty compensation survey. Recently, the American Association of University Professors released its annual survey that examines trends and changes in the salaries of full- and part-time faculty members.  Curious to learn more?  Then here are three of the main findings from the American Association of […]

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clock with coins, it has some negative side effects
Aug 22, 2019
Salary Transparency’s Effect on The Pay Gap and Possible Side Effects

New research suggests that while salary transparency helps to close the wage gap, it has some negative side effects. Recently, economists from the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and the Social Analysis and Modelling Division from Statistic Canada examined the impact of salary disclosure on higher education faculty salaries.  Interestingly, while the research shows that […]

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