Compensation

Faculty Salaries Up 3.2%

Study of salaries at four-year colleges finds raises in 2004-5 much better than last year's average of 2.1%.

Postdoc (Partial) Satisfaction

Most like their positions, but many have tight budgets and question whether they are actually being trained.

'Living Wages' and Hunger Strikes

Student protest season is in full swing.

Two weeks after students at Georgetown University ended a hunger strike aimed at winning a "living wage" for janitors and other contract workers there, students at Washington University in St. Louis have started their own such protest -- and the university is turning up the heat on them.

Modest Increases

The average salary for a full-time faculty member at a community college is just over $52,134 this academic year, up from $50,998 a year ago.

Professors Without Pay

Faculty members sue Knoxville College, charging that they haven’t been compensated for nearly a year.

3% Now vs. 6% Later

George Washington U. says faculty will benefit from a six-month delay in raises. Professors want to see their money now.

What They Earn Across the Quad

New research explains why gaps between disciplines are larger at some institutions than others.

Line in the Sand

Kent State professors consider a strike over plan to change their health benefits.

A Labor-Management Deal on Health Care

At Michigan State, 9 unions have agreed to link their salary increases to the university's costs in paying for insurance.

How to Pay a President

Campus HR officials trade stories and advice about what role they can play in setting fair salaries.

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