ERIC Number: ED025034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Mirror of Brass: The Compensation and Working Conditions of College and University Administrators.
Ingraham, Mark H.; King, Francis P.
This book describes the compensation which chief administrators in American colleges and universities receive, the conditions under which they work, their attitudes toward these conditions, and their suggestions for improving these conditions. The study sample is composed of presidents, academic vice presidents, deans of liberal arts colleges, deans of graduate schools, directors of libraries, chief business officers, deans of students, directors of admissions, registrars, and directors of development of colleges and universities listed in the 1965-66 "Education Directory" as offering a four-year liberal arts and general program. Part one deals with (1) salaries, (2) retirement provisions and practices, (3) life insurance, (4) financial provisions during disability, (5) health protection, (6) vacation and leaves, (7) housing, (8) official entertainment, (9) travel provisions, (10) special allowances, and (11) the office and staff. Beyond reporting and analyzing statistics, it reflects opinions of administrators about benefits, assesses the different types of compensation, and makes suggestions for improvement. Part two deals with the incumbents of the 10 positions considered, their work and work conditions, and their reactions to their situations. The larger portion is devoted to selected quotations taken from the questionnaires. (TT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Deans, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Housing, Insurance, Labor Conditions, Leaves of Absence, Presidents, Questionnaires, Retirement, Salaries
The University of Wisconsin Press, Box 1379, Madison Wisconsin 53701 ($6.00).
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