Human resources

Colleges pressed to provide information on decision triggers for scaling back campus operations

Fifty positive COVID-19 cases, or 100? Meeting 80 percent of quarantine capacity, or having more than 10 sick employees? Some colleges are publishing "triggers" that would lead them to consider closing; others refuse to boil decision making down to a few numbers.

Former Taylor University professor sexually harassed women for decades, survivors allege

A Taylor University professor who resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed women had been accused of behaving inappropriately for decades at professional conferences. But organizers kept asking him back.

University faces uproar over recording showing how teaching assistant was questioned over video debate on pronouns


University president apologizes after recording reveals how a graduate student was questioned over use of a video, which offended at least one student, of debate on nontraditional pronouns.

Court finds Christian college engaged in illegal discrimination in firing pregnant, single instructor

Federal court finds Christian college lacked the right to tell pregnant instructor to either marry the father of child she was carrying, stop living with him or lose her job.

Repeal of Affordable Care Act could create new obstacles for low-income students


Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.

Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining for public campus employees

Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining by employees in higher education.

While some universities hit pause, many move ahead with implementation of overtime rule

After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes.

Retirement plan lawsuits could be just the beginning

As lawsuits allege major universities dropped the ball in running their retirement plans, experts believe more institutions will find themselves in the crosshairs.

Ohio 2-year colleges to share administrators in bid to cut operating costs

Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.

Purdue employees protest plan to cut employee leave time

Purdue told employees that days off for vacation, sick leave and other reasons would be combined in a streamlined program. Then employees did the math.


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