Compensation

Questioning a Degree's Value

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The value of a master’s degree in education – in monetary, philosophical and educational terms – is under fire as conflicting camps are responding to increasingly high-profile criticism of merit pay systems.

Cornered in California

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Debate over pension perks for high-paid UC execs is political pickle for Mark Yudof, who risks alienating key players or stoking populist rage. For now, he's opposing execs.

Turning on the Faculty

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Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

A Shop Divided

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Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.

In It Together in California

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Faculty unions and the Los Rios and San Diego Community College Districts find labor harmony by basing contracts on shared revenue agreements.

Losing Ground on Salaries

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Average increase for professors in 2010-11 will fall short of inflation; gaps grow between public and private institutions.

Union Breakthrough

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Professors at the University of Illinois at Chicago file petition for collective bargaining -- a rare move by the faculty at a research university.

Why They Move

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In tough budget times, departures of top faculty set off debates over how to retain and lure away the best -- especially at flagships that appear targets for raids.

'Never a Good Time'

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There’s probably not a very good time to announce that a college president is going to be making $100,000 more than the year before. The California State University System probably picked one of the worst.

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