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Diversity Resources

October 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Resources for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 21-Day Equity Habit Building Challenge: Focus on Women and the LGBTQ+ Community — June 7-July 6. Learn about the issues and actions we can take to make our higher ed communities more equitable and inclusive. Register now. Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Higher Ed Workforce — This interactive graphic shows... View Article

Diversity Resources

April 21, 2020 8:23 pm

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources CUPA-HR 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge for Higher Ed Leaders Register now for this self-paced challenge! The Black and White Higher Education Workforce A CUPA-HR Interactive Graphic, July 2020 Being Stronger Together Means We Must Move Talk to Action by CUPA-HR President and CEO Andy Brantley, June 2020 CUPA-HR... View Article

HR and Student Affairs: Partnering Around Diversity and Inclusion

October 9, 2019 9:00 am

A surge in student activism in recent years has driven institutional dialogue and action on equity and inclusion issues. Many of the common concerns students raise, such as inclusive hiring and enhanced staff and faculty training, require input and leadership from human resources. What should a collaborative relationship between HR and student affairs look like... View Article

New CUPA-HR Brief Finds Crucial Need for Succession Planning and Focus on Diversity for the Higher Ed Skilled Craft Workforce

February 17, 2021 1:13 pm

The higher ed skilled craft workforce possesses the skills necessary to maintain and improve the physical facilities and infrastructure of college campuses. However, the aging of this workforce and the lack of younger workers to take the place of older employees as they retire puts institutions in a challenging position to attract new talent. CUPA-HR’s Higher... View Article

Unique Succession and Diversity Challenges Ahead: The Aging Faculty Workforce

January 22, 2020 8:57 am

Higher ed faculty require years of education but often work beyond typical retirement ages; jobs are stable, and turnover is very low; the pipeline for new hires is fundamentally limited; and competition for positions occurs nationally. As the workforce ages, this may create unique challenges for the management of a faculty workforce. To help higher... View Article

The DEI Maturity Index: Defining the Next Steps for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

January 10, 2020 3:16 pm

WEBINARS CUPA-HR > Search results for 'Diversity' “The DEI Maturity Index: Defining the Next Steps for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” Tuesday, April 28 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET WATCH NOW Video includes closed captioning. Webinar Materials Presentation Slides DEI Assessment Resources Most higher ed institutions aspire to improve in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus,... View Article

ACE Report Provides Perspective on Diversity in Higher Education

March 27, 2019 10:49 am

Using data from CUPA-HR and other sources, a comprehensive report on race and ethnicity in higher education from the American Council on Education (ACE) paints a picture of an ever-diversifying student body, but a mostly White higher ed workforce. In the report, ACE notes that over the past two decades, the non-White share of undergraduates... View Article

New Report Indicates Unique Succession and Diversity Challenges Ahead for Aging Faculty Workforce

January 24, 2020 9:54 am

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2020 New Report Indicates Unique Succession and Diversity Challenges Ahead for Aging Faculty Workforce Higher education faculty require years of education but often work beyond typical retirement ages; jobs are stable, and turnover is very low; the pipeline for new hires is fundamentally limited; and competition for positions... View Article

HR Benchmarking

May 12, 2021 10:26 am

DataOnDemand CUPA-HR > Search results for 'Diversity' 2021 HR Benchmarking Stats CUPA-HR provides benchmarking data on salaries, voluntary/involuntary turnover rates, student/staff/faculty ratios, collective bargaining for faculty/staff/grad students, CHRO reporting relationships, representation and pay ratios for women and minorities, and more. The tables below represent nationwide data provided by institutions that participate in CUPA-HR surveys. If... View Article

Three Ways HR Can Promote Cultural Appreciation Over Appropriation

May 5, 2021 12:54 pm

Cinco de Mayo is a frequently misunderstood holiday. Many Americans are quick to join in on the celebrations, but few are aware of the origin of the holiday. And while grabbing a traditional Mexican meal or a margarita today is hardly cultural appropriation, the slope can be a slippery one. Cultural appropriation — exploiting or... View Article

Being Stronger Together Means We Must Move Talk to Action

June 4, 2020 12:46 pm

Like millions of Americans, my heart aches and I have no words to adequately express my anger, my sadness or my frustration regarding the recent events that have shaken our country. Members of our national board recently shared the following questions. How do we help our campuses become stronger as a result of this turmoil?... View Article

Student Affairs: Ahead of the Curve on Workforce Diversity and Pay Equity

October 29, 2018 11:18 am

Student affairs has one of the most diverse workforces on college and university campuses today, particularly as it relates to women and African Americans in leadership positions. Student affairs is also exemplary for pay equity compared to the rest of higher education. According to findings from CUPA-HR’s just-released research report Focus on Student Affairs, 2018:... View Article

Lean in to the Uncomfortable — 3 Ways Higher Ed HR Can Lead the Charge for DEI

July 1, 2020 2:19 pm

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” This sobering statement echoed throughout CUPA-HR’s recent town hall meeting, where higher ed HR panelists discussed how to tackle systemic racism on campus and urged higher ed HR pros to challenge leaders and rethink policies and procedures that perpetuate ongoing inequalities and create barriers to inclusivity. Panelists shared these three... View Article

It’s Time to Take Action on Black Representation and Pay Equity in Higher Education

July 15, 2020 12:37 pm

Which of the following statements are true for higher education? Black employees are underrepresented in administrative and faculty positions, the positions with the highest pay. Most Black higher education employees are in staff positions, the positions with the lowest pay and lowest pay equity. When Black employees hold administrative positions, they are paid less relative... View Article

Trump Issues Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

October 2, 2020 10:13 am

CUPA-HR Signs on to Letter to President Trump Regarding the Executive Order on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” (October 8, 2020) On September 22, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” Once implemented, the EO will impose new requirements on federal contractors, including colleges and universities, with respect to content... View Article

Are You Making These Mistakes When Referring to Employees With Disabilities?

March 9, 2020 3:49 pm

“It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.” Maybe you’ve heard this common phrase. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. While this statement is somewhat true, being careless with your words can cause lasting harm. Think about this in terms of the language you use when referring to those with disabilities at your institution. One... View Article

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
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March 4, 2021 11:13 am

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), is a federal law that protects and supports the employment and re-employment of persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other “uniformed services”. USERRA prohibits employers from discriminating against a person based on past military service, current military obligations,... View Article

The Diversification of the Higher Ed IT Workforce

July 24, 2019 8:30 am

While the information technology workforce in higher education is currently mostly White and male, a demographic shift could be on the horizon. According to new research from CUPA-HR on the diversity of the higher ed IT workforce, a looming retirement wave in this sector could pave the way for more women and minorities to move... View Article

Keep the Momentum Moving Forward for DEI

July 8, 2020 1:55 pm

In recent weeks, we’ve highlighted key takeaways from CUPA-HR’s town hall meeting, Partners in Justice — We Will Not Be Silent! Leaning into uncomfortable conversations to help lead the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and addressing systemic racism and inequality on the individual, team and organizational levels are just two of the “nuggets”... View Article

Utah Valley University Receives CUPA-HR’s Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award for Its Diversity and Inclusion Work

June 6, 2018 2:19 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2018 Utah Valley University Receives CUPA-HR’s Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award for Its Diversity and Inclusion Work Utah Valley University has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2018 Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award. This award recognizes and celebrates institutional initiatives and programs that have made... View Article

5 CHROs Use CUPA-HR’s DEI Maturity Index to Energize Their DEI Efforts

March 9, 2021 2:07 pm

Higher ed institutions know how critical it is to have a diverse workforce, equitable hiring and compensation practices, and an inclusive work environment for all. Yet this work can be daunting for HR teams who don’t know where to start. After all, improving DEI for faculty and staff doesn’t have a one-time quick-fix solution —... View Article

Become a Better Champion for DEI by Focusing on These Three Areas

June 23, 2020 12:51 pm

The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and too many others have prompted a flood of angry voices demanding justice and radical change. Many of us have joined those voices in our communities. As higher ed HR leaders committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), we are also uniquely positioned... View Article

10 Ways to Be a Better Advocate for Your Institution’s LGBTQ Community

November 11, 2020 12:53 pm

Rob Keel, policy analyst and HR communication specialist at Motlow State Community College and a 2019-20 CUPA-HR Wildfire program participant, highlights takeaways from the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference to help higher ed HR pros become better resources and advocates for the LGBTQ communities on their campuses.  In January 2020, I traveled from... View Article

Using Academic Research to Increase Workforce Diversity

September 29, 2017 9:00 am

Increasing workforce diversity at your institution might be at the top of your HR wishlist, but simply wishing for it won’t yield results. However, you do have a powerful resource right at your fingertips – your campus library database.

Great CUPA-HR Reads of 2020

December 1, 2020 11:55 am

Between pivoting with the COVID-19 pandemic, confronting racial issues, making strides toward more equitable workplaces, and managing already hectic workloads, higher ed HR has had its hands full this year. Yet in the middle of it all, resilient HR pros continue to find ways to positively impact the higher education landscape. As 2020 comes to... View Article

Diversity Resources – ARCHIVE

June 16, 2017 2:38 am

Diversity Resources CUPA-HR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Maturity Index What does an institution need to have in place in order to be successful in its DEI efforts? Learn more. Creating Inclusive Communities Project Portraits and videos tell the stories of 24 higher ed HR professionals. Use the Discussion documents to initiate conversations on your campus.... View Article

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Diversity, inclusion and equity are critical to driving organizational excellence, and the belief in these principles must be part of the fabric, framework and culture of an organization. CUPA-HR is committed to helping you instill these principles at your institution. Included in this toolkit are resources to help address the significant opportunities and challenges that... View Article

Creating a Rich Tapestry: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

July 21, 2017 4:36 pm

Webinars CUPA-HR > Search results for 'Diversity' “Creating a Rich Tapestry: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace” Tuesday, May 9 | 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET Watch Now Watch Now With Closed Captioning Webinar Materials Presentation Slides Typical diversity training is focused on either trying to avoid a lawsuit or teaching superficial differences without extinguishing prejudice. Texas... View Article

Women and Minorities Lack Representation Among Highest-Paid Higher Ed Deans

April 24, 2019 8:00 am

Only 5 percent of deans of medicine in the nation’s colleges and universities are minorities. Women make up only a quarter of pharmacy deans, and only three in 10 law school deans are women. Among engineering deans, only about 20 percent are women or minorities. Just-released findings from this year’s Administrators in Higher Education Survey... View Article

OFCCP Releases New Initiatives Providing Guidance on Affirmative Action Plan Compliance for Academic Institutions

September 27, 2019 10:07 am

This blog post was contributed by Suzanne Keys and Lynn Clements of Berkshire Associates. Just in time for back-to-school, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released three new affirmative action plan (AAP)-related initiatives related to higher education institutions. Multi-Building Establishments The first initiative is a set of FAQs for organizations that have... View Article

Tips for Addressing ADA Claims as Employees Return to Work

September 28, 2020 10:27 am

The content in this blog post is for general information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Specific legal questions should be directed to your institution’s legal counsel.  In a recent CUPA-HR webinar, “Avoiding ADA Compliance Pitfalls in a COVID-19 World,” 71 percent of polled participants said they are somewhat worried and 22... View Article

11 Institutions That Are Getting It Right in Diversity and Equity in Leadership Positions

September 8, 2017 1:05 pm

PRESS RELEASE September 7, 2017  11 Institutions That Are Getting It Right in Diversity and Equity in Leadership Positions While higher education is still struggling to get to parity when it comes to women and minorities in senior leadership positions, some institutions are ahead of the curve. CUPA-HR’s latest research, which compared institutions’ performance over... View Article

CUPA-HR Partners in Justice Virtual Town Hall

June 15, 2020 5:37 pm

CUPA-HR Partners in Justice — We Will Not Be Silent! A Virtual Town Hall  |  Monday, June 22  |  3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT Watch the Recording This recording is a CUPA-HR member resource. The nation is talking about race — specifically the systems in place that perpetuate racial inequalities and injustice, and the heavy toll it... View Article

The Future of Higher Education Information Technology: Women and Minorities in the Pipeline

July 24, 2019 7:45 am

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2019 The Future of Higher Education Information Technology: Women and Minorities in the Pipeline A recent report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Diversity in Higher Education Information Technology: From Today’s Workforce to Tomorrow’s Leaders, highlights the need for higher education IT to... View Article

Which Higher Ed Workers Are Most Likely to Be Impacted by DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule?

May 15, 2019 9:28 am

The Department of Labor (DOL) in March released details of its proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)’s overtime pay requirements governing exemptions for executive, administrative and professional (or “white-collar”) employees. Findings from CUPA-HR’s 2019 Professionals in Higher Education Survey shed some light on which higher ed-specific professional-level positions are most likely to... View Article

Veterans in the Higher Ed Workforce: Insights From Veterans and Hiring Managers

November 8, 2018 11:30 am

This blog post was contributed by Drexel King, manager of learning and development at Baylor University and alumnus of CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program for early-career higher ed HR professionals. Transitioning to a new job can be tough for many people, but this transition can be especially difficult for the nearly 300,000 veterans that enter the U.S.... View Article

Workplace Inclusivity for People With Disabilities: Accommodating Specific Needs

October 2, 2019 9:00 am

This is part one of a two-part blog post contributed by Abby King, accommodation specialist at University of Kansas, and William Budding, HR coordinator at Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine, both of whom are alumni of CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program for early-career higher ed HR professionals. Look for part two — Workplace Inclusivity for People... View Article

Jay Stephens, Vice President for Human Capital Services at Kansas State University, to Serve as Chair-Elect on CUPA-HR Board of Directors

March 11, 2021 10:28 am

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2021 Jay Stephens, Vice President for Human Capital Services at Kansas State University, to Serve as Chair-Elect on CUPA-HR Board of Directors Jay Stephens, vice president for human capital services at Kansas State University, has been selected to serve as chair-elect of the board of directors of the... View Article

Boost Your Pay Equity Know-How By Tapping Into These Resources

March 24, 2021 11:02 am

Today, March 24, is Equal Pay Day. Originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity, Equal Pay Day is meant to bring awareness to how far into the year women working full-time must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. One way CUPA-HR strives to build awareness around pay equity is by... View Article

Executive Order Directs Review of Trump Administration’s Title IX Rule

March 8, 2021 4:25 pm

On March 8, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) titled, “Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.” The EO sets forth the administration’s policy that “all students should be guaranteed an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including discrimination... View Article

House Passes Equality Act

February 26, 2021 2:25 pm

On February 25, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. Three Republicans joined Democrats to pass the bill that would make employment discrimination and other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful. The bill would amend existing civil rights laws —... View Article

Finding Strength in Giving Back: Reflections on Higher Ed, the Pandemic and Racial Equity

February 3, 2021 12:24 pm

This blog post was contributed by Yves Salomon-Fernández, president of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts.  As a community college president, I found this past year especially hard. As we now know from the data recently released by the National Student Clearinghouse, the community college segment within higher education suffered the worst decline in enrollment. Not... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2018

January 3, 2019 2:58 pm

Another year down, and a new one underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog highlight new and innovative... View Article

Mental Health
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September 11, 2020 12:01 pm

HR and higher education professionals may be more at risk for developing symptoms of anxiety or depression, due to the nature of their work, which often includes making difficult and sometimes painful decisions. Institutions and individuals can mitigate this risk by proactively arming themselves with the tools, knowledge and strategies that support mental health and... View Article

How HR Can Help Eliminate Racial Microaggressions in the Workplace

July 27, 2020 11:35 am

Have you ever heard someone at your institution say to a person of color, “When I look at you, I don’t see color?” Microaggressions such as this “colorblind” statement may not mean to intentionally demean the recipient, but intentional or not, it denies a person of color’s racial or ethnic experiences. Microaggressions were a common... View Article

Why Leadership Development Is Increasingly Critical in Higher Education

December 7, 2020 1:31 pm

This blog post was contributed by Cornerstone OnDemand, a CUPA-HR Mary Ann Wersch Premier Partner. Outstanding leadership is the key for any organization to thrive, and higher education is no exception. These days, universities and colleges are juggling more demands and challenges than ever before. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many to shift... View Article

House Passes Equality Act

May 28, 2019 9:00 am

On May 17, 2019, the House passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, by a vote of 236 to 173. Eight Republicans joined Democrats to pass the bill that would make employment discrimination and other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful. The bill would amend existing civil rights law — including... View Article

Underpaid and Underrepresented: Women of Color in the Higher Ed Workforce

June 7, 2018 9:00 am

“Intersectionality” – the combination of discrimination or bias experienced by individuals with overlapping identities, each of which is associated with discrimination on its own. Research has shown that women and minorities each face their own challenges related to equal pay and representation in the higher ed workforce — women working in higher ed leadership earn less than... View Article

HR’s Role in Balancing Free Speech and Inclusivity

October 9, 2018 3:34 pm

Results of a recent survey of college and university presidents conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE) show that half of all presidents surveyed rely on their chief HR officer to weigh in when setting institutional policy related to campus inclusion and free speech. And 30 percent of presidents said they rely on HR... View Article

John J. Martin, Director of Client Services at Princeton University, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

August 12, 2020 12:11 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2020 John J. Martin, Director of Client Services at Princeton University, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership John J. Martin, director of client services at Princeton University, has received honorary life membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary life membership is the highest... View Article

Equality Act Reintroduced

March 25, 2019 8:40 am

On March 13, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation which would make employment discrimination and other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful. The Equality Act of 2019 would amend existing civil rights law — including the Civil Rights Act of... View Article

HR and the Courts

February 15, 2021 9:13 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of several labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira. Biden Administration Issues Executive Order Calling on OSHA to Determine Whether There Is a Need to Issue Emergency Temporary Standards Protecting Workers From... View Article

HR and the Courts

January 19, 2021 9:48 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of several labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Trump Workplace Diversity Training Executive Order Halted by Federal District Court Nationwide A federal judge blocked President Trump’s ban on “divisive” workplace diversity... View Article

Using Data and Empathy to Drive Decisions About COVID-19 Workforce Reductions

March 3, 2021 1:09 pm

The higher ed workforce has been hit hard due to COVID-19-related causes. According to a recent article by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 650,000 higher ed jobs were lost last year. With potential budget reductions on the horizon, this number is sure to climb. While workforce reductions may be necessary for some institutions to stay... View Article

A Look at Diversity in Higher Ed Positions

September 27, 2016 7:32 am

Yesterday at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Washington, D.C., CUPA-HR’s Director of Research Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., shared the results of a longitudinal analysis of higher ed diversity in executive, administrative and professional positions. Here are a few of the highlights from her research: Bichsel found that the higher education pay gap roughly mirrors... View Article

CUPA-HR Submits Comments in Response to NASA Harassment Reporting Requirement

September 11, 2019 9:04 am

On August 16, CUPA-HR and six other higher education associations submitted comments in response to a Federal Register notice titled “Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment or Sexual Assault.”  The notice, which was published on July 17, 2019, proposes the “implementation of new reporting requirements … to help ensure research environments to... View Article

A Snapshot of the Workforce at Community and Technical Colleges

December 12, 2018 9:50 am

Community and technical colleges serve an important role in the U.S. higher education system. They are often an option for students who need skills development or training for specific jobs in their community; who need a more affordable college option; who want to test the waters of a college education before committing to a four-year... View Article

Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action)
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February 28, 2018 3:15 pm

On September 24, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order (EO) 11246 to provide equal employment opportunity. The Department of Labor was tasked with administration of EO 11246. The Secretary of Labor, Willard Wirtz, established the Office of Federal Contract Compliance to administer the order’s non-discrimination and affirmative action provisions. Now, the OFCC is known... View Article

Tips for Creating an Effective Early Retirement Plan for Employees

April 20, 2020 9:16 am

This blog post was contributed by Linda Harber, retired CHRO from George Mason University and active CUPA-HR contributor. Planning an early retirement program for your institution is a vital part of human resource strategy and operations and can help position HR as a strategic leadership partner, especially during times like these. That said, developing an... View Article

New Interactive Graphic Illustrates Representation and Pay of Black Higher Education Workforce

July 15, 2020 3:26 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2020 New Interactive Graphic Illustrates Representation and Pay of Black Higher Education Workforce Representation and pay of Black employees across the higher education workforce varies considerably depending on the type of position. To highlight this challenge, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has created... View Article

Underpaid and Underrepresented: Women of Color in the Higher Ed Workforce

June 25, 2018 12:56 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2018 Underpaid and Underrepresented: Women of Color in the Higher Ed Workforce Research has shown that women and minorities each face their own challenges related to equal pay and representation in the higher ed workforce — women working in higher ed leadership earn less than White men; women... View Article

HR Benchmarking

June 16, 2017 2:42 am

DataOnDemand CUPA-HR > Search results for 'Diversity' 2020 HR Benchmarking Stats CUPA-HR provides benchmarking data on salaries, voluntary/involuntary turnover rates, student/staff/faculty ratios, collective bargaining for faculty/staff/grad students, CHRO reporting relationships, representation and pay ratios for women and minorities, and more. The tables below represent nationwide data provided by institutions that participate in CUPA-HR surveys. If... View Article

Mental Health Month Focus: Higher Ed Campus Culture

May 10, 2021 9:29 am

May is Mental Health Month, and we’re homing in on three facets of higher education that impact mental health: campus culture, resources and work flexibility. This blog post is Part I of the three-part series. First, we’ll discuss the importance of creating campus cultures that prioritize and promote the mental health of students, faculty and... View Article

Barbara J. Wilson, Former Director of Human Resources at Colorado College, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership

May 30, 2019 12:21 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2019 Barbara J. Wilson, Former Director of Human Resources at Colorado College, Receives CUPA-HR Honorary Life Membership Barbara J. Wilson, former director of human resources at Colorado College, has received honorary life membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary life membership is... View Article

Many Higher Ed Staff Will See Larger Paychecks in Coming Years as State-Level Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect

June 12, 2019 9:00 am

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation raising the minimum wage to a specific amount over the next several years, and many workers at the staff level in higher education institutions in those states will be impacted. According to just-released findings from CUPA-HR’s Staff in Higher Education Survey, around one in four... View Article

Creative Partnerships: The Path to an Inclusive Campus

February 19, 2019 11:41 am

At the University of Kansas, many students and university employees climb hundreds of steps up a 400-foot incline, dubbed “The Hill,” to get to class or work. For those with mobility issues, however, this incline presents a challenging navigational puzzle. When Catherine E. Johnson joined the university as the director of the ADA Resource Center... View Article

How to Set the Stage for a Successful Inclusivity Program

March 31, 2017 9:00 am

In a recent CUPA-HR webinar, presenters from the University of Waterloo shared the what, how and why of the institution’s award-winning Principles of Inclusivity certificate program, which was designed to promote a culture of inclusivity and inclusive practices throughout the university community and help faculty and staff develop mindful everyday actions and behaviors. (View the... View Article

Student Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits

April 13, 2020 9:37 am

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, policymakers are providing new financial assistance to workers impacted by the outbreak. One form of assistance is additional unemployment compensation for both previously eligible individuals and new classes of workers. Questions remain, however, about which workers qualify to receive such benefits, including whether students who perform work for... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2019

December 9, 2019 12:22 pm

As the year quickly winds down, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s Higher Ed HR Magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog highlight new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there,... View Article

Minorities Are Paid Equitably, But Are Underrepresented in Higher Ed Leadership

February 28, 2017 5:08 pm

While the U.S. minority population continues to grow, the number of racial/ethnic minorities holding top jobs in colleges and universities is not keeping pace. According to new research from CUPA-HR, while there has been a steady increase in the representation of minorities in higher education administrative positions over the last 15 years, the increase in... View Article

Award-Winning Work in Higher Ed HR

April 16, 2019 12:33 pm

From diversity and inclusion efforts to people development initiatives, leading change and more, human resources teams and HR practitioners across the country are doing great work every day. CUPA-HR’s Higher Education HR Region Awards program recognizes some of the best and brightest in higher ed HR and honors HR professionals who have given their time... View Article

Caltech Receives CUPA-HR’s HR Innovation Award for Meet Caltech Project

May 20, 2019 3:16 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2019 Caltech Receives CUPA-HR’s HR Innovation Award for Meet Caltech Project Caltech has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2019 HR Innovation Award for its Meet Caltech project. Thanks to the generous support of PageUp, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2017

January 10, 2018 8:33 pm

It’s hard to believe another year is in the books, and a new one is already underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s... View Article

Let’s Talk About the Emotional Support Squirrel in the Room

October 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Several major news outlets covered the recent kerfuffle of a Frontier Airlines passenger attempting to fly out of Orlando, Florida, with her emotional support squirrel seated with her. The passenger indicated at the time of her reservation that she would be traveling with an emotional support animal but failed to disclose it was a squirrel... View Article