Employee Morale

Faculty Senate Feud With Southern U At New Orleans Chancellor Heats Up

Ratcheting up its feud with Chancellor Victor Ukpolo, SUNO's Faculty Senate is demanding that Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. remove Ukpolo by the end of the semester.

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California State U Faculty Members Set To Vote On Strike

Faculty members at all 23 California State University campuses will begin voting Monday on whether they should strike if they are unable to come to a contract agreement with the university system.

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Chafee Balks At 3-Percent Raises Proposed For College Employees

Governor Chafee told the chairman of the Board of Governors for Higher Education Wednesday that he cannot support retroactive 3-percent raises tentatively negotiated with faculty at the University of Rhode Island and three other unions at URI, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.

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Fla. Universities Mull Tuition Hikes, Program Cuts

Faced with $300 million in state budget cuts, Florida universities are weighing such options as bigger classes, fewer degree programs, employee layoffs and tuition increases.

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U Of Northern Iowa Family Anxiously Awaits Details Of Proposed Cuts

A sense of loss, fear and anxiety has saturated swaths of campus this week as the University of Northern Iowa braces itself for today’s anticipated announcement of the elimination or restructuring of about a quarter of its academic programs.

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UW-Madison Faces 'Critical' Situation On Faculty Salaries, According To New Report

UW-Madison’s faculty salaries are so low that the university is facing a “critical” situation — according to a faculty committee — if not a new one.

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University Employees In Ill. Defend Tuition Break

Sharon Granderson has worked as a graphic designer for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for 15 years.

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Surveillance Sets UMass, Police At Odds

A Hampshire Superior Court judge has ordered that the University of Massachusetts cease all unnecessary audio recording in its police station immediately.

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A Missed Opportunity

Trends in creating, managing, and enforcing cell phone policies—and how HR could be more involved

The only consistency about cell phone policies for campus employees is that there isn’t any. Likewise, the level of human resources office involvement is as different as the kinds of cell phones or data plans that are available today. In some cases, cell phone policies are developed and implemented by IT or the business office. Other times, HR helps create the policy, then stands on the sidelines. Some schools don’t even have a policy, or don’t request HR’s participation at all.

What should HR leaders do? Should their department even have a role?