Pecking Order

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

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

Changing the Incentives

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

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

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

Administrators' Salaries Are Up 3.5%

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%

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

Salary Pecking Order

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

A Win-Win on Health Benefits

Calif. community college district is using bonds to provide retiree benefits -- and to free up money for current faculty members.

Explaining the Gender Gap in Pay

Biases beyond sex may be important factors for why female professors earn less, new study suggests.


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