Pay and Benefits, Faculty

Professor pay declined this year for the first time since it recovered -- somewhat -- from the Great Recession. Salary data don't include professors who were laid off.
Study finds that most college diversity policies are based on educational benefits, consistent with the Supreme Court. This approach appeals to white people, but it doesn't win over Black people. And there may be consequences.
Desperate to slow the steep decline of entering students, community colleges are getting creative and offering scholarships, complimentary laptops and free summer courses to high school graduates who enroll.
CDC funds new American College Health Association-led initiative to share COVID mitigation strategies across colleges.
At Kennesaw State, you’ll find more than a degree – you’ll find your wings.


Higher education must help people understand the Derek Chauvin trial and its implications, along with other examples of the brutality of racism, write Suzanne Rivera and G. Gabrielle Starr.
Whatever our political allegiances, it is our duty as college and university leaders to combat shameful attempts to disenfranchise significant numbers of people, writes Michael S. Roth.

Career Advice

Misconceptions and oversimplifications still abound among Ph.D. students, and Victoria Bolf tries to set the record straight about three of them.
Higher education is not immune to the inequity aggravated by the pandemic. Fixing it may be more complex than developing a vaccine.


Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

April 13, 2021
Communicating authentically during a crisis can provide stability and inspiration. Here’s how to do it.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

April 13, 2021
Thoughts on Kevin Carey's proposal for how to make free community college work

Just Visiting

April 12, 2021
You can't will your way out of exhaustion.

Learning Innovation

April 12, 2021
Is higher ed too dependent on Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets?

Higher Ed Gamma

April 12, 2021
How to help undergrads get more out of their college years.
Living in the shadow of today’s consumer economy, higher ed is on the hook for delivering seamless, personalized experiences while staying true to its educational mission. Learn about the mandate for student-centric innovation and access tools for building your digital strategy.

The Key Podcast

This week’s episode of The Key examines the growing pressures on colleges to consider working with other institutions to bring significant changes in how they fulfill their missions – and the structural and cultural barriers that tend to make cross-institutional collaboration so hard to pull off.

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