man signing letter, Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers
Nov 14, 2019
Colleges and Universities Across the Country Band Together to Protect Dreamers

Hundreds of higher education institutions sign letter asking Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers. In an effort to shield their students, over 600 college and university presidents have signed a letter asking Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would extend permanent protection for Dreamers.  The letter urges Congress to take action ahead of the […]

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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 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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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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