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Category Archives: compensation

Our Internal and Public Messaging about Administrative Bloat

Bonuses, both for performance and longevity, have become commonplace for higher-ed administrators at both public and private institutions. Indeed, these bonuses have become so commonplace that they now generally go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Another Hammond Review: Like a Hole in the Head

I don’t know if the world needs another review of Become a Part-Time Professor: Live and teach anywhere you like, but I am now following in the footsteps of my … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adjuncting for Dummies: The Novel

About a month ago, Hank Reichman posted on Become a Part-Time Professor: Live and Teach Anywhere You Like by Lesa Hammond. At the end, Reichman suggested that Hammond might want to find … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 9 Comments

Walk Jog Run . . . We Can Teach That!

Colleagues and I who are more deskbound than individuals who teach P.E. have joked about, I mean entertained the thought of, teaching walk jog run classes. We should be able … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nelson in the Times

Past president of the AAUP and continuing activist Cary Nelson contributes to the current “Room for Debate” feature in The New York Times, “Lofty Salaries in the Ivory Towers.” He writes: … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Not to Fire a Higher Ed CEO

One of the most frustrating things about higher education (and the business world, too) is how failed CEOs get golden parachutes. At my institution, Illinois State University, everybody is still … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Administrative Bloat as It Is Reflected in Presidential Compensation: 2013 Ohio Edition

Although the increases in the compensation by college and university presidents represent a negligible percentage of their institutions’ budgets, they do very clearly set a baseline for the compensation received … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

John McNay, President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, Addresses a Proposal to Limit Vendors on “Alternative” Retirement Plans to the State Teachers Retirement System

I am posting the following letter to this blog for three reasons: (1) it illustrates the types of complex and specialized issues that state conference leaders are frequently asked to … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Addendum to “Adjuncting for Dummies”

This “book” seems very analogous to the sections of the WalMart and McDonald’s websites that are devoted to “career opportunities” with those companies–as if any significant number of those in the … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Low-Wage Workers Have No Where Left to Go but into the Streets

Fast food has become a global industry, and now the labor unrest in that industry has gone global. Businessweek has provided a fairly thorough overview of the scope of the … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

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