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The 'Double Hit' on Women's Salaries

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Surveys abound showing that women in academe (and the rest of society) earn less than men. Likewise theories abound for why this is the case, so many years after it ceased to be acceptable for deans (or other bosses) to automatically assume a woman could make do with less.

Better Contracts for Full-Time Adjuncts

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Most union pacts have little detail on the growing contingent of non-tenure-track professors, but that is starting to change.

The Seniority Pay Cut

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Colleges consider how to end salary compression and inversion – and whether it’s time to spend more on keeping faculty talent than getting new faculty talent.

Faculty Salaries and Priorities

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AAUP points to gaps in pay for professors and presidents, and sees decline against inflation, but method of calculating total increase is questioned.

Why a President Turns Down a Bonus

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Decision by leader at Louisville raises question of whether such moves are meaningful gestures or just symbolism.

Canada Tops U.S. in Faculty Salaries, Report Finds

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Research center starts new project to compare academic salaries in 15 countries. For senior professors, Saudi Arabia leads by far.

Taking One (Percent) for the Team

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Under faculty-generated proposal, Brandeis professors could volunteer to give up 1 percent of their salaries next year with aim of saving staff jobs.

Faculty Pay 'by Applause Meter'

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It's not like professors to think that they are so well compensated that it's not worth hoping for a $10,000 bonus. But out of more than 2,000 faculty members at Texas A&M University's main campus, only about 300 have agreed to vie for a bonus being offered for their teaching -- and all they would need to do is have a survey distributed to their students.

One Too Many

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As the University of Florida struggles with budget cuts, a professor is challenging a decision to increase her teaching load to three courses a year.

Tightening Picture for Faculty Pay

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Survey finds median increase at four-year institutions of 3.7%, down from 4.0%, with publics losing ground. But new data don’t reflect recent cuts and furloughs. Disciplinary gaps remain significant.

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