Compensation

Cinderella Men

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After an extraordinarily upset-laden National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball tournament, many colleges with Cinderella teams are scrambling to pony up the cash to hold on to their now in-demand head coaches.

Burning Out, and Fading Away

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WASHINGTON -- College faculty aren’t any more burned out than the rest of the U.S. workforce on average, but the struggles of the untenured on the tenure track are the most pronounced, according to a survey presented at an American Association of University Professors conference here Wednesday.

In an analysis of professional burnout among professors, a Texas Woman’s University Ph.D. candidate found tenure track professors had more significant symptoms of workplace frustration than their tenured and non-tenure track faculty counterparts.

Roping in the Tenured

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Adjuncts consider outreach to their more privileged peers to better achieve labor goals.

Retaining the Best Talent

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HR leaders in academe consider how to keep their best employees -- faculty and administrators alike -- in era of tight budgets.

Questioning a Degree's Value

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The value of a master’s degree in education – in monetary, philosophical and educational terms – is under fire as conflicting camps are responding to increasingly high-profile criticism of merit pay systems.

Cornered in California

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Debate over pension perks for high-paid UC execs is political pickle for Mark Yudof, who risks alienating key players or stoking populist rage. For now, he's opposing execs.

Turning on the Faculty

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Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

A Shop Divided

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Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.

In It Together in California

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Faculty unions and the Los Rios and San Diego Community College Districts find labor harmony by basing contracts on shared revenue agreements.

Losing Ground on Salaries

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Average increase for professors in 2010-11 will fall short of inflation; gaps grow between public and private institutions.

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