The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

HR and the Courts


Read the latest from CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard on some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace.

How Competitive Are Your Salaries in Today’s Market?

by Missy Kline

Market-based pay is a staple of the corporate world to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, and many higher ed institutions are moving in this direction as well. It’s especially valuable when you’re hiring locally or regionally. If you’re wondering how to get started with a market-based compensation strategy, here are a few things to consider.

5 Public Policy Issues That Could Impact Higher Ed This Year

by Jill Thompson

During the recent Quarterly Washington Update webinar, CUPA-HR’s government relations team provided an overview of the current federal legislative and regulatory landscape, as well as details on the issues that may impact your campus and higher ed institutions across the country. Read about some of the top issues.

HR and the Courts – Recent Rulings and Legislation


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.

Let’s Stop Calling It Succession Planning

by Andy Brantley

Instead of focusing on more comprehensive “succession planning” (a term that has become so overused that our campus colleagues tune us out when they hear the phrase), let’s create a call to action regarding the long-term sustainability, relevance and ultimate impact of our colleges and universities.

Tapping Into Local Talent: Drexel University’s Hire Local Strategy

by Jill Thompson

Charged by the university president to become the most civically engaged institution in the nation, Drexel University began formulating a local hiring strategy that has resulted in reduced turnover rates, increased collaboration with community partners and career opportunities for West Philadelphia residents.

12 Great Reads of 2018

by Missy Kline

CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them, here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year.