The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

All Things Onboarding

by Jill Thompson

CUPA-HR recently hosted an online discussion in the members-only CUPA-HR Connect General Discussion Group, where higher ed HR practitioners talked all things onboarding — from training for hiring managers to process design, student employee onboarding and follow-up surveys. Here are some questions and answers from the discussion.

Award-Winning Work in Higher Ed HR

by Missy Kline

From diversity and inclusion efforts to people development initiatives to leading change and more, HR teams and 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 the brightest in higher ed HR and honors HR professionals who have given of their time and talents to the association.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

Associate’s Institutions Lead in Representation and Pay Equity for Women and Minority Faculty

by Missy Kline

As noted in previous CUPA-HR research, community and technical colleges are ahead of the curve when it comes to pay equity for women and minority staff. Now, just-released findings from this year’s Faculty in Higher Education Survey show that associate’s institutions also have higher levels of representation and pay equity for both women and racial/ethnic minority faculty than do doctoral, master’s or baccalaureate institutions.

CUPA-HR Goes to Washington

by Gayle Kiser

Looking for some good news coming out of Washington, D.C.? CUPA-HR had two opportunities recently to connect with members of Congress and the EEOC to help them understand our higher ed HR challenges.

ACE Report Provides Perspective on Diversity in Higher Education

by Missy Kline

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.

Equality Act Reintroduced

by CUPA-HR

The Equality Act of 2019 would amend existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. The legislation also amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination in public spaces and services and federally funded programs on the basis of sex.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

Read an overview from CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard of some labor and employment law cases with implications for the higher ed workplace. In this edition: retaliatory discharge, First Amendment rights, student vs. employee under the FLSA, and more.