Articles: Human Resources

10/2013
As colleges come out of the recession, many are now expected to make up for years of stagnant salaries

When the topic of higher ed salaries draws public attention, more often than not the focus is on presidents or football coaches.

10/2013
Higher ed leaders are enhancing orientations to bring adjuncts to campus who are more likely to improve student outcomes.

An email from the department chair with a building and classroom number, a schedule, a syllabus, and instructions for getting a parking permit is about all the orientation many adjuncts receive before arriving on campus to teach their first class.

10/2013
  1. Pay adjuncts for attending the orientation session
  2. Invite adjuncts on staff to participate
10/2013

As leaders at some institutions have realized, it’s not enough to offer just an orientation for adjuncts. Additional training and support after the initial orientation has ended is good practice.

10/2013
Sidney A. Ribeauis leaving Howard University after five years in office.

On Oct. 1, Howard University (D.C.) President Sidney A. Ribeau announced his retirement from the historically black college after five years in office. He will leave the presidency at the end of December.

09/2013
Katherine Bergeron, currently the dean of Brown University, moves to Connecticut College on Jan. 1.

The Connecticut College Board of Trustees has selected Katherine Bergeron, currently the dean of Brown University, as the 11th president of the college. She will take office Jan. 1, succeeding Leo I. Higdon Jr., who will retire in December after seven years there.

09/2013

Subordinated and marginalized. That’s how faculty of color at community colleges are feeling.

09/2013

Strong management rights

  • Do insist upon a management clause that grants your school operational flexibility, ranging from the ability to assign jobs to enforcing reasonable work rules.
09/2013

Think outside the box. The phrase is overused, but the actual practice is definitely underutilized.

08/2013

Effective succession plans require more than just leadership development programs. How can higher ed officials make that happen?

08/2013

Job listings for Ph.D.'s in the social sciences and humanities continue to recover from low points hit during the Great Recession, says a new report from the American Sociological Association.

07/2013

HR professionals at colleges or universities readily admit that institutional history is important. But not every school is taking steps to capture it.

06/2013

The prospect of employees with more money to invest, easier-to-understand investment options, more personalized customer service, and lower fees has colleges and universities rethinking their retirement plans and moving toward a single retirement services vendor.

06/2013

Fidelity suggests the following actions for higher education plan sponsors:
1. Target employee and employer contributions totaling 10 percent to 15 percent of an employee’s annual salary to increase retirement readiness.

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