Employee Morale

Director of U of Texas Student Media Unit Quits Under Pressure

The director of Texas Student Media, which oversees the newspaper, TV station, radio station and other student-run media at the University of Texas, resigned under pressure.

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Harvard To Revamp Its Library System

Harvard University announced yesterday a sweeping overhaul of its labyrinthine library system, including the consolidation of services, the shuffling of many of its 900-plus employees, and offers of buyouts to others.

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After Workers Are Fired, an Immigration Debate Roils California Campus

The dining hall workers had been at Pomona College for years, some even decades. For a few, it was the only job they held since moving to United States.

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Higher Education Cuts Hurt Faculty Retention At U of Washington

The University of Washington has long relied on its reputation for excellence in education and research. But that reputation could soon be at risk.

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Claims Of Va. Tech Pay Inequality Get Second Day In Court

For the second time, two former employees of Virginia Tech's Office of University Development are telling a jury they were paid less than male colleagues because they are women.

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Halogen Software Supports Herzing University in Fostering a Student-Focused Culture

Herzing University has selected Halogen Software’s award winning talent management solutions to help align its employee competencies, goal management and development planning processes in support of the university’s student-focused culture. Herzing University is well known for its exceptional student support. With Halogen, the university is creating a strong talent management infrastructure that reinforces this commitment to student success.

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Making Tracks

Using nontenure faculty tracks to attract skilled professionals and boost job satisfaction

Tenure-track positions at higher ed institutions are not always the most sought-after jobs on campus. At least, not lately.

Highly skilled scientists, researchers, and other professionals are opting for nontenure track positions, which enable them to focus on research instead of teaching and avoid the “publish or perish” lifestyle stresses. These positions carry titles like assistant or associate professor and boost their status with peers, while offering life balance and expanding their abilities to obtain top research grants. Some universities are only too happy to oblige.

Mixed Message? University Of Michigan President Says Colleges Are 'Ground Zero For Funding Cuts' As School Approves $26.8 Million In Raises (Blog)

Is the University of Michigan sending mixed messages, lamenting about college costs that leaders say are “too costly for some families” and that the school has been “ground zero for funding cuts” while announcing $26.8 million in raises?

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Outgoing UMDNJ President To Continue Earning $380K Salary As A Consultant, Records Reveal

The president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, who is resigning at the end of this week, will continue to earn his six-figure salary over the next eight months while serving as a consultant for his replacement, according to a separation agreement with the school.

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Western Washington U Fires Admissions Director Of 21 Years

Western Washington University has fired its longtime admissions director for what the university describes as a pattern of lack of professional judgment.

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