Compensation

Compensation

Lou Anna Simon, an older white woman with glasses and gray hair.
Jan 31, 2023
Portraits, special ceremonies, emeritus status and massive payouts are just a few of the perks some ex-presidents receive—no matter what kind of upheaval they leave behind.

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June 11, 2018
A lucrative form of patronage appears to be emerging at Michigan State in the wake of the Nassar scandal, write James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde.
April 11, 2017
A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.
April 6, 2017
New data from CUPA-HR suggest fields doing the most hiring, but some question its optimistic findings about English. Study also looks at pay by demographics, and for chairs and adjuncts.
March 2, 2017
Recent increases in number of minority administrators don't keep up with demographic shifts, but new study finds broad pay equity.
December 20, 2016
The wage gap between college degree holders and workers without a degree has not grown in recent years, and a new study says the culprit is information technology's displacement of "routine" jobs.
August 12, 2016
CUPA-HR survey cites declines in employer-sponsored wellness programs and part-time-faculty benefits.
April 13, 2016
In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company. After widespread criticism, one quit and another is facing demands that she do the same.
July 6, 2015
Survey on health benefits finds expenses going up for colleges, some of which are passing them on to employees. Another key finding is expansion of partner benefits.
July 2, 2015
More and more colleges and universities are voluntarily choosing to increase their minimum wage. Why do they do it and how much does it cost?
May 14, 2015
The next president of the University of Texas at Austin declined a $1 million base salary and instead opted for $750,000. Faculty members say it's because "he gets it."

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