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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 09, 2019
Report Indicates That Faculty Salaries are Up By 1.7%

Findings from the “2019 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education Report.” According to the 2019 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education Report, full-time faculty members saw an average pay increase of 1.7% over the past year.  Full-time faculty off tenure-track saw increases of 1.8% while tenured and tenure-track faculty saw average increases of 1.6%. CUPA-HR also found […]

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Learn How Google’s Pay Equity Analysis Led to Raises for Male Employees, Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men
Apr 25, 2019
Learn How Google’s Pay Equity Analysis Led to Raises for Male Employees

Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men. After an analysis of its pay structure, Google determined that they were underpaying male employees relative to their peers.  As a result, Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men and some women.  For background on how the company typically awards […]

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All University of California Campuses Make the Top 75 of Best Colleges Ranking, 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking
Apr 18, 2019
All University of California Campuses Make the Top 75 of Best Colleges Ranking

UC campuses sweep up in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking, five UC campuses made the top ten public universities for undergraduate education, with all nine campuses within the top 75. UCLA was named the top public university in the […]

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Apr 11, 2019
New AAUP Study: Faculty Salaries Stayed Flat

An AAUP study found minimal gains in faculty salaries.   Full-time faculty salaries are about 2% higher this academic year compared to last year, according to data from the American Association of University Professors Faculty Compensation Survey. Even though they salaries have risen by about 2%, after adjusting for 1.9% inflation, they’ve barely budged, says the AAUP […]

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