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.

Senior Administrators' Pay Up 1.4%

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The median base salary increase for senior administrators in 2010 was 1.4 percent, up from no increase at all in 2009, according to data released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

The Distance Administrator

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U. of Kentucky will allow director of CASTLE to run the educational technology outreach center from his own castle -- 700 miles away.

Pay for Performance

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Study commissioned by British government suggests that top university administrators have 10 percent of their salaries "at risk" -- depending on how well they do their jobs.

Small Salary Gains for Mid-Level Administrators

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At private colleges and universities, median gain is 2%. At publics, the median gain is no gain.

Politics and the Law Dean

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As search for a dean for Case Western Reserve's law school finally nears an end, a website opposing a conservative candidate has generated controversy.

Fundamental Disagreements

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Several years after a faculty exodus from Louisiana College, a professor's ouster leads to a lawsuit and more debate about dissent.

New Scrutiny on Expense Accounts

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Community colleges tell their presidents to raise more private money, but not everyone is comfortable with the wining and dining.

'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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