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Adjuncts in Higher Ed: The Big Picture

by Missy Kline

We know the faculty model in higher ed is changing, with part-time faculty making up more and more of the faculty workforce in institutions across the country. But what does the big picture look like in terms of adjunct numbers, bargaining power and pay? Data from last year’s CUPA-HR faculty salary surveys tell the story.

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Survey Finds Pay Gaps Among Higher Ed Staff, and a Lack of Younger Skilled Craft Workers

by Missy Kline

What does the staff workforce look like in higher ed? How long do they stay in their positions? Are women and minorities well-represented and paid equitably? Which staff positions have the highest salaries and which have the lowest? How does this pay vary across the country? These are some of the questions we sought to answer in this year’s Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey.

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Which Higher Ed Positions Were Most Affected by DOL’s Proposed Changes to the Overtime Rule?

by Missy Kline

Recently released data from CUPA-HR’s Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey give us a good idea of which positions were changed to nonexempt and which positions saw salary increases to get them to the DOL's proposed salary threshold.

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Top Disciplines for New Faculty Hires in Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

According to data from CUPA-HR’s Faculty and Department Heads in Higher Education Salary Survey, the hottest disciplines for new faculty hires in higher ed are nursing, psychology and English language/literature. Mathematics and music round out the top five.

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Higher Ed Presidents Seeing More Take-Home Pay, But Fewer Perks

by Missy Kline

Data from CUPA-HR’s 2017 Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey show that higher ed administrators saw an average median base salary increase of 2.2 percent over last year. However, the percentage of institutions providing full subsidies for executive-only perks like housing, vehicles and club memberships dropped significantly over the year prior.

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Why and How One University Hit the Reset Button on Performance Management

by Missy Kline

Performance reviews in the vast majority of organizations follow this trajectory: setting objectives, feedback, manager assessment and rating, consensus meeting, salary/bonus decisions. But does this process really work? Is it efficient? Is it consistent across the organization? Is it viewed as a value-add? Most people would answer with a resounding “no.” So what’s the solution? For Pennsylvania State University, it was blowing up its current process and starting fresh.

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The Countdown Is On – New Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect December 1

by Missy Kline

december_1Update: On November 22, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the overtime rule, meaning the rule will not go into effect on December 1.

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

by CUPA-HR

On September 30, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13706 (EO) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with covered contracts to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Although DOL has made some minor revisions to the proposed rule, the final rule remains largely unchanged and will impose significant obligations on many employers.

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A Look at Diversity in Higher Ed Positions

by Julie Boggs

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Yesterday at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Washington, D.C., CUPA-HR's Director of Research Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., shared the results of a longitudinal analysis of diversity in higher education executive, administrative and professional positions. Here are a few of the highlights from her research ...

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How to Use Benchmarking to Ensure Competitive Pay for Faculty

by Jacqueline Bichsel

applesOne of the best strategies higher ed institutions can use to attract and retain talented, top-tier faculty is to offer competitive pay. And one of the best ways to ensure your institution is offering competitive pay is to benchmark that pay against other institutions. So what should you look for when benchmarking faculty salaries?

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