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What Can HR Do to Support the Changing Faculty in Higher Ed?

by Missy Kline

In her session “HR and Support of the Changing Faculty” at CUPA-HR’s annual conference in San Diego, Adrianna Kezar, director of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success at University of Southern California, shared some of the challenges non-tenure-track faculty face and how human resources can help shepherd new policies and practices to better support them.

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Data Talks: Using HR Metrics and Visualizations to Persuade and Inform

by Missy Kline

id you know that 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual? That visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text? That the brain can get the sense of a visual in less than 1/10 of a second? That visuals and emotions are stored in the same part of the brain? For these reasons and more, visuals are much more effective than text at persuading, informing and catching the eye of those you’re trying to reach.

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Are You Prepared in the Event of a Disaster?

by Sissy Meredith

The start of the fall semester is already a busy time for colleges and universities around the country, but throw in the mix an unforeseen circumstance, like a natural disaster, and it can wreak havoc on a campus community. And while there is never a sure-fire way to completely prepare for the unknown, what you can do is have a plan in place.

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Cheryl Stanton Nominated to Serve as Wage and Hour Administrator

by CUPA-HR

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Cheryl Stanton as the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour administrator. Stanton, who currently serves as the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, held multiple White House roles under President George W. Bush, serving as the White House’s principal legal liaison to DOL, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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11 Institutions That Are Getting It Right in Diversity and Equity in Leadership Positions

by Missy Kline

CUPA-HR’s latest research, which compared institutions’ performance over several years in terms of representation and pay equity for women and minority administrators, found that although many institutions did well in at least one diversity/equity area, relatively few did so for representation and pay for both women and minority administrators. However, 11 institutions were top performers in all areas, sustaining equitable pay and representation for both minorities and women over the past 16 years. Read on to learn which institutions are getting it right.

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HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings on Free Speech, Class Action Pension Litigation, Disability and Religious Discrimination

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

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A Fresh Perspective: Introducing Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders

by Sarah Carson

The Emerging CUPA-HR Leader program recognizes volunteer leaders from across the country who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and initiative within higher ed HR and desire to play an active role in advancing the profession. Participants engage in problem-solving work groups and develop deep networks with peers while gaining an inside look at CUPA-HR's operations and structure.

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CUPA-HR Joins Higher Ed Groups to Support the Dream Act of 2017

by CUPA-HR

The bill, which was introduced on July 20 by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), would allow undocumented immigrants — often referred to as Dreamers — who grew up in the United States the ability to earn lawful permanent residence and provide a pathway to citizenship.

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Marvin Kaplan Sworn in as NLRB Member

by CUPA-HR

Kaplan's appointment brings the NLRB to a four-of-five-member complement, split 2-2 along party lines. The president's other nominee, William Emanuel, will face a confirmation vote this fall. If he is confirmed, the Board would shift to a Republican majority for the first time since December 2007.

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5 Findings From CUPA-HR’s Healthcare Benefits in Higher Ed Survey

by Missy Kline

What’s happening on the healthcare benefits front in higher education? What trends should we be watching? Which benefits are waning, and which ones are going strong? Is your college or university on par with other institutions when it comes to its benefits offerings? Data from CUPA-HR’s Survey of Higher Education Employee Healthcare Benefits provides a comprehensive analysis of healthcare benefits in the nation’s higher ed institutions. Here are some findings featured in this year’s survey report.

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