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McChesney, Jasper; Bichsel, Jacqueline – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2020
America's workforce is aging, and popular press articles have warned of a "silver tsunami" of retirements, particularly among the baby boomer generation. Dramatic headlines aside, even gradual changes in workforce demographics will affect hiring, budgeting, training, and more. Higher education tenure-track faculty may be uniquely…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Aging (Individuals), Tenure, Teacher Characteristics
Nadel, Sarah A.; Pritchard, Adam; Schmidt, Anthony – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is the law that sets federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. The FLSA specifies that for an employee to be considered exempt from overtime pay requirements as a "white-collar" worker, the employee must: (1) be paid on a salary basis; (2) be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Higher Education, Working Hours
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper; Schmidt, Anthony – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2019
Psychology remains one of the more popular undergraduate majors in higher education. A sizable number of psychology faculty complement this discipline's popularity as a major. Overall, psychology faculty make up about 5% of the total faculty population. In this brief, we provide a snapshot of psychology faculty data: how their salaries compare to…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Study, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines
Li, Jingyun; McChesney, Jasper; Bichsel, Jacqueline – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2019
Many colleges and universities continue to face significant fiscal challenges since the 2008 recession. Two major revenue sources on which institutions rely -- federal research grants and state funding -- have declined over the past decade. Institutions are relying more than ever on tuition dollars. To assess the potential impact this financial…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Economic Factors, College Students, College Faculty
Pritchard, Adam; McIntosh, Keith; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2019
The information technology (IT) workforce serves many vital functions in higher education, supporting campus computing needs ranging from advanced research and business and administrative operations to student learning and technology needs. As IT becomes an increasingly important part of the success of higher education, it is equally important to…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Salaries, Aging (Individuals)
Pritchard, Adam; Li, Jingyun; McChesney, Jasper; Bichsel, Jacqueline – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2019
The population of the United States is getting older. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), older workers -- which the BLS defines as those who are 55 and older -- made up 22% of the U.S. workforce in 2016, nearly double the 12% recorded in 1995. This increase is largely "fueled by the aging baby-boom generation, a large…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Higher Education, College Faculty, Labor Force
McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2018
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has published studies on equity and diversity among higher education administrators. They have found that women and ethnic minorities--analyzed separately--continue to face disadvantages regarding representation and pay. They were thus prompted to consider the…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, African American Teachers
Pritchard, Adam; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2018
This report uses data from higher education salary surveys to discuss key challenges in student affairs related to student diversity, cost, and efficiency. Representation and pay equity by sex, race, and age are discussed along with staffing sizes by institution type and student enrollment. Three counseling positions are examined in greater detail.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Salaries, Sex
Pritchard, Adam; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2018
This research brief explores why "projection estimates" are not an effective approach to budget planning by comparing past projections to CUPA-HR's database of real-world salaries. The results shed light on why data-informed and data-driven decisions are a more effective way to think about budget planning. In this brief you'll learn…
Descriptors: Data Use, Budgeting, Decision Making, Higher Education
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2018
Community and technical colleges (collectively referred to as associate's institutions throughout this brief) serve an important role in the U.S. higher education system. They are often an option for students who: (1) need skills development, an associate's degree, or training for specific jobs in their community; (2) need a more affordable…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Access to Education, At Risk Students
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017
This year is a momentous one for College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) research. As they celebrate their 50th anniversary of collecting salary data, they are also celebrating transformations in the way data are collected for all salary surveys and in the ways these data are reported. Rather than contributing…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Higher Education, Salaries, Institutional Characteristics
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017
The "Faculty in Higher Education Survey" collects data from approximately 700 higher education institutions on nearly 250,000 full-time faculty (tenure track and non-tenure track), as well as academic department heads and adjunct (pay-per-course) faculty. Data collected for full-time faculty include: salary, supplemental salary and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Department Heads, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Salaries
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper; Calcagno, Maria – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017
Data for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources "CUPA-HR's" "Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey" were collected November 1, 2016-February 5, 2017. The survey was conducted entirely online through Surveys Online, CUPA-HR's data collection and reporting system. For this year's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrators, Salaries, College Administration
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017
The pay gap between minority men and White men has remained virtually unchanged since 1980, with Hispanic men currently earning 69 cents and Black men currently earning 73 cents on the dollar that White men earn. The pay gap is even greater for minority women. The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Administrators, Minority Groups
Bichsel, Jacqueline; McChesney, Jasper – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2017
This brief provides a nuanced interpretation of how higher education has paid women in administrative positions from 2001-2016, as well as the number of women holding top leadership positions in colleges and universities nationwide. Findings in this brief include the following: (1) In 2001, women administrators in higher education earned…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Women Administrators, Disproportionate Representation
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