Compensation

Stanford's Lucky Lunch

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Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.

To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

Learning From American U.'s Mistakes

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Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.

Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.

Pecking Order

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Study explores why some top departments tend to hire people who earned Ph.D.'s at only a few institutions, while others cast a wider net.

A Growing Higher Ed Workforce

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U.S. study finds expansion is greater among instructors than administrators.

Changing the Incentives

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At most colleges, faculty with extra duties get reduced teaching loads. Duke professors asked for -- and are getting -- new options.

Too Much Information on Sex at Florida

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U. of Florida backs down on benefits plan that would have involved asking some employees if they were having sex.

A Tale of 2 Speakers

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After Senate aide warns private college officials about scrutiny on compensation issues, Santorum butters them up.

Administrators' Salaries Are Up 3.5%

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Administrators' raises are getting larger again. The median salary increased by 3.5 percent during this academic year, compared to a 3.3 percent last year and a 2.5 percent increase the previous year. The 3.5 percent increase equals that of 2002-3.

The data are from an annual survey conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, which has been releasing annual data on administrative salaries since 1967 and released the latest information today.

Faculty Salaries Up 3.4%

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Increases are highest at private institutions and doctoral institutions -- and in selected disciplines.

Salary Pecking Order

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Ever wonder how many reference librarians it would take to earn the pay of a football coach?

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