Compensation

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

Insourcing at Brandeis

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After intense lobbying from students, university raises custodial pay and hires workers who had been employed by contractors. 

Paying More for Benefits

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Colleges and their employees both paid more for health insurance in the last year.

Paying for Performance

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More colleges’ presidential contracts include incentive compensation tied to specific accomplishments.

On the Payroll, Permanently

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U. of Wisconsin converts seasonal jobs into full-time ones, the latest move by colleges to treat their lowest-income employees better. 

New Measures for Gender Inequities

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AAUP releases national and campus data showing gaps in faculty employment and salaries -- especially at doctoral universities.

Controversy Over An Altered Contract

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Chancellor of Calif. 2-year-college district is under fire for removing buyout clause without clearance from his board.

Coaches vs. Faculty and Staff

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Survey shows pay for top-level college football coaches continues to soar.

Losing Critical Mass at Stanford?

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After two political scientists who study race and ethnicity left in the last year, alumni and students fight to keep a third from bolting.

College Sports' $4 Million Man

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Last Friday, on the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual convention, the biggest college sports story of the day was the University of Alabama’s hiring of Nick Saban to a record-breaking $32 million, eight-year contract.  

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