Compensation

Conflict With My Interests

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As the government and universities move to limit or require more reporting of professors' corporate ties, some researchers form group to object.

Shifting Benefits

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Colleges and their employees are paying more for health insurance; proportion offering plans for same-sex partners continues to grow.

Going For Distance

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Online education is now part of "fabric" of public universities, a new study finds. But teaching on the Web is a lot of work, and professors are not happy about lack of support from administrators.

Dashboard Fever

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The accountability movement has hit human resources, as departments develop new ways to measure performance -- and potentially productivity -- of campus faculty and staff.

Taking on Incentive Compensation

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Federal panel debates whether the government should revise rules on raises and bonuses for student recruiters.

Teaching for Free

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U. of California at Davis asks faculty to forfeit stipends they get for leading freshman seminars, generating some givebacks and some resentment.

Well-Paid 'Assistants'

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The days when the salaries of big-time football and men's basketball coaches would shock and surprise have probably long since passed for most observers. Several head football coaches blew past the $3 million mark years ago, and topped the $4 million a year barrier in 2007.

Strike Begins at Illinois

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The Graduate Employees Organization walks out as contract negotiations hit a snag. Students say tuition waivers are threatened; administrators say they plan no changes.

Unity on 'Incentive Compensation'

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WASHINGTON -- Education Department officials faced forceful pushback Thursday against their plan to eliminate regulatory clarifications to Congress’s 1992 ban on “incentive compensation” for admissions and financial aid officers -- and the opposition came from nonprofit and for-profit colleges alike.

Linking Debt and Income

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Education Department proposes a rule to determine whether vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment."

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