Category: Human Resources

wall clock hanging on a wall
May 14, 2020
Districts to Rethink Schedules Amid Coronavirus Closures

The COVID- 19 pandemic has created a huge impact on major economic systems around the world. Students and educational institutions around the world are also facing a lot of challenges. Amid all this chaos and disorder, the districts have been given new opportunities to rethink schedules for students confined to their homes. According to a […]

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How the Deferred-Compensation System Allows College Leaders to Rake in Millions, deferred-compensation system
Mar 05, 2020
How the Deferred-Compensation System Allows College Leaders to Rake in Millions

How presidents at private colleges benefit from the deferred-compensation system. All over America, private colleges and universities rely on the deferred-compensation system to incentivize presidents to pursue long tenures.  According to supporters of the system, deferred-compensation plans encourage presidents to remain with an institution for a long period of time, ensuring stable and successful leadership.  […]

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adding top block to pyramid, consider academic freedom in college rankings
Feb 27, 2020
The Case for Adding Academic Freedom to College Ranking Metrics

Making the argument to consider academic freedom in college rankings. Currently, college rankings are based on a variety of select performance indicators, such as student retention rates, reputation, admissions selectivity, and so on.  However, one factor that is notably absent from these ranking metrics is the question of academic freedom.  Here’s why we should consider […]

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faculty training, helping faculty build education skills and knowledge for student success
Feb 13, 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 […]

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hand holding a stopwatch, final ruling on overtime pay
Nov 07, 2019
More Employees Included in the Final Rule on Overtime Pay

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s final ruling on overtime pay. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) approved a change that drastically affects how employees will be paid for overtime work.  Their final ruling on overtime pay makes employees who earn less than $35,568 annually eligible for overtime pay starting January 1, 2020.  This […]

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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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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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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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