Category: Higher Education

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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elderly white professor, ACE’s report on diversity in higher education
Aug 15, 2019
What ACE’s Report on Diversity in Higher Education Reveals

Findings from the ACE’s report on diversity in higher education. Referencing data from CUPA-HR and other sources, the ACE (American Council on Education) recently did a thorough analysis of the diversifying student body and the faculty of higher education institutions.  Here’s what the ACE’s report on diversity in higher education revealed. First, the report notes […]

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employee typing on laptop, retain IT staff by offering avenues to attain new skills and advance
Aug 08, 2019
How Higher Education Can Introduce Paths for Advancement for IT Staff

Learn how higher education can retain IT staff by offering avenues to attain new skills and advance. In the world of higher education, recruiting IT staff can be very difficult.  Naturally, this means that keeping staff happy in the workplace is a matter of serious importance.  But what can higher education institutions do to increase […]

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location in a map, the importance of place when it comes to leading a higher education institution
Jul 25, 2019
Understanding How Location and Setting Affects Higher Education Leadership

The importance of place when it comes to leading a higher education institution. While working as the president of a college or university is obviously challenging enough, presidents who move to a considerably different location to work face even more difficulties.  In an article written by John Marx, professor and chair of the English Department […]

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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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