Compensation

Higher education officials look to Washington for guidance on adjuncts and the Affordable Care Act

With more institutions cutting adjunct hours as new health care requirements approach, higher education officials are pushing for more guidance from the government on what to do.

U. of Texas system adopts a performance pay system for campus presidents

U. of Texas System adopts a performance pay system for presidents and other administrators, a move that could signal a new strategy in executive compensation -- and, critics fear, skew priorities.

GASB changes could upset university finances

A change in pension accounting metrics could upend university balance sheets, threatening everything from accreditation to federal financial aid.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

Faculty bonus pay linked to student success at City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago and union representing adult education instructors agree to bonus pay based on student performance.

An examination of college presidents' platinum parachutes (essay)

James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde examine whether such employment agreements are good for higher ed institutions and the public interest.

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An examination of the growing number of perks and bonuses for college presidents (essay)

James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde explore the recent upward trend in both the number and cost of perks and bonuses for presidents of public universities.

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Presidential contracts are becoming more complex and corporate (essay)

Employment agreements for presidents are becoming increasingly complex and bear little resemblance to the typical appointment letters for faculty leaders or other senior administrators, write James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde.

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IT is behind flattening of higher education's wage premium, study finds

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.

CUPA-HR survey finds declines in wellness programs and adjunct benefits

CUPA-HR survey cites declines in employer-sponsored wellness programs and part-time-faculty benefits.

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