Compensation

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

Survey finds higher expenses for colleges and employees on health benefits

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Survey on health benefits finds expenses going up for colleges, some of which are passing them on to employees. Another key finding is expansion of partner benefits.

Essay on difference between mentors and sponsors in academe

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore describes how to woo a key backer for your academic career.

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