Compensation

Making Higher-Risk Health Plans Palatable

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U. of Virginia begins campaign to encourage employees to consider a lower-premium, higher-deductible option as interest in that model increases.

Benefits for Pets, Not Partners

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College that declined to help employees with health insurance for same-sex partners adds assistance on health care for employees' dogs and cats.

A Broad Review of College Tax Compliance

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As IRS releases new tax form for nonprofits, agency plans survey of how institutions compensate presidents, spend from endowments, and pay (or don't pay) unrelated business tax.

Mid-Level Administrators' Salaries Up 3.9%

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The median salary for mid-level administrators increased 3.9 percent in 2007-8, according to a report released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

The increase is up from last year's 3.8 percent gain, and a 3.3 percent hike the year before that.

Office Staff Feeling Overworked

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AFT survey shows clerical and technical employees at schools and colleges say they often stay past regular hours without receiving overtime.

Liberation (of Adjuncts) Theology

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Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?

Immediate Payback for College Grads

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Those holding a college diploma -- no matter their race -- tend to be financially rewarded right away in the job market based on ability. That's not true for high school graduates, report says.

Michigan Ruling Bars Domestic Partner Benefits

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Impact of decision by state's highest court is unclear on latest approach by universities to providing health insurance to gay couples and others.

Increasing Share of Colleges Offer Partner Benefits

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College human resources group releases annual survey on benefits, which finds relatively few colleges offering paid child care and fewer paying full costs of health insurance.

Debating the Merits of Merit Pay

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After faculty dispute, Towson compromises on how to distribute raises, while Temple attempts to shift entirely to "pay per performance."

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