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ERIC Number: EJ820659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-7
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
College Too Pricey? Don't Blame Faculty Pay
Wilson, Robin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n11 pA1 Nov 2008
Faculty pay is a big part of college budgets, but it is not what has driven tuition increases. In this article, the author talks about faculty pay and examines why it is accounted for large increases in college tuition. According to the 2004 American Association of University Professors report that although faculty and staff salary increases obviously contribute to increases in tuition, other factors have played more important roles. It blamed the rising cost of benefits, reductions in state support for public colleges, and the growing expenses of financial aid and information technology. Other observers point to the rising cost of energy, plus the scramble to offer expensive new recreation centers and residence halls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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