Why a President Turns Down a Bonus

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Decision by leader at Louisville raises question of whether such moves are meaningful gestures or just symbolism.

Salaries Up 4% for Senior Administrators

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For many job titles, raises were greater at private than at public institutions, but data was collected before economic crisis hit in full force.

Mid-Level Administrator Pay Up 3.5%

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Private college officials fare better than those at publics; doctoral university staff see smaller raises than those in others sectors.

Aggressive Tack on Incentive Comp

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In first proposals on new rules on aid programs, Education Department suggests ending "safe harbors" on bonus pay for student recruiters.

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.

Paying Community College CEOs

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New survey shows salary and benefits of presidents at two-year institutions lag those of their counterparts at four-year institutions.

Flat Salaries for Senior Officials

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Median increase for top higher ed administrators in 2009-10 is 0%.

No Increases for Mid-Level Pay

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Whether in academic affairs, student affairs, or the business side of the house, salaries were stagnant, survey finds.

Some Presidents Got Raises

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During the last year, many college presidents -- frequently as a prelude to employee salary freezes (or cuts) -- announced that they were freezing or cutting their own salaries. While such announcements became common, it turns out that a notable minority of private college presidents did receive raises, some of them healthy ones for a year of little inflation.

Retaining the Best Talent

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HR leaders in academe consider how to keep their best employees -- faculty and administrators alike -- in era of tight budgets.


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