Employee Morale

Search For New Rutgers President Begins Amid Flap Over Employee Pay Freeze

Rutgers University has appointed a 24-member committee, hired a $150,000 consulting firm and begun identifying candidates to replace outgoing president Richard McCormick, school officials said today.

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'Emergency' Decree Worries College Faculty Union

The decision to declare a financial emergency at community and technical colleges is drawing concern from the union that represents faculty at the schools.

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University Of South Alabama's Moulton Praises Faculty For Weathering Storm

In an upbeat address to faculty Thursday, University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton credited the faculty with weathering an economic storm that has resulted in fewer salary increases.

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Grand Rapids Community College Leaders Look To Separate Salaries From Potential Tax Increase

Will voters accept a tax increase if they know that the money won't go to salaries and benefits and the rates could go back down in 10 years?

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More Southern Illinois U-Carbondale Professors Threaten Strike

Illinois' budget woes have placed heavy constrictions on the state's higher education system, putting professors' contracts in jeopardy and portending layoffs.

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Rutgers University Students Protest Pay Freeze For Campus Workers

Five months after Rutgers University undergraduates staged a two-day sit in to protest tuition hikes, students returned to the campus administration building in New Brunswick today to stage another protest.

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Utah Regents Reel Back Raises For College, University Presidents

Bowing to pressure from the governor, the Utah State Board of Regents has rescinded pay hikes it awarded last month to college and university presidents in an effort to bring compensation in line with their out-of-state peers.

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Union At Madison Area Technical College Looks For Options

The leaders of the Madison Area Technical College Part-Time Teachers' Union are proposing to dissolve the union, creating in its place a private corporation that would contract with the college to provide instructors and administrative functions.

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Mich. State Univ. Medical School Expansion In Grand Rapids Still Raising Concerns In East Lansing

The expansion of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids is hailed as a boon to West Michigan, but some Lansing area officials and former faculty members worry that their region will pay the price.

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New Best Workplace Report

In August, Glassdoor.com, an anonymous workforce review site, created a "Best Universities to Work For" report based on user-submitted information. The University of Kansas came out on top with a score of 4.2 (very satisfied) and a president approval rating of 100 percent. Iowa State, Brigham Young (Utah) and Georgia Tech were all hot on Kansas' heels with scores of 4.1.