Employee Morale

Pay For U Of Iowa Leader's Spouse Defended

The president of the Iowa state Board of Regents on Monday defended the University of Iowa’s decision to pay Ken Mason for his work as a “presidential fundraiser.”

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Cutbacks Planned At Sweet Briar College

Financial difficulties at Sweet Briar College have prompted its board of directors to approve plans that will reduce faculty size, eliminate two majors and downsize several academic programs.

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California State U Listens Up, Reconsiders Presidents' Pay Policy

California State University trustees say they are finally getting the message that they can't afford to pay campus presidents ever higher salaries.

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California State U Faculty Authorizes Strike For Next Fall

California State University faculty today approved a measure to give their union leaders the power to authorize a strike next fall that could delay the beginning of school for thousands of students across the 23-campus university system.

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Employee Evaluations

Recognizing and rewarding top faculty and staff performers

How much are your employees worth? The struggling economy has prompted many institutions to make serious changes in how staff and faculty are evaluated. While politicians claim education is the key to attracting quality jobs, millions of dollars have been slashed from higher education appropriations. Every budget dollar spent must be justified more than ever. Campus leaders have begun scrutinizing employee performance, and at some institutions uniform salary increases have been replaced with thorough evaluations that link pay to job performance.