Compensation

Retaining the Best Talent

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Breakthrough

Professors at the University of Illinois at Chicago file petition for collective bargaining -- a rare move by the faculty at a research university.

Why They Move

In tough budget times, departures of top faculty set off debates over how to retain and lure away the best -- especially at flagships that appear targets for raids.

'Never a Good Time'

There’s probably not a very good time to announce that a college president is going to be making $100,000 more than the year before. The California State University System probably picked one of the worst.

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