How Competitive Are Your Salaries in Today’s Market?

January 30, 2019 10:05 am

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... 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

Simple Metrics: How to Use Compa-Ratios to Guide Compensation Decisions

October 23, 2018 10:29 am

How competitive are your institution’s salaries? How equitable is pay among your workforce? One quick way to identify potential trouble spots is with comparison ratios, or compa-ratios for short. A compa-ratio is one of the most common metrics for pay. Simply stated, a compa-ratio compares an individual employee’s salary to the midpoint of a given... View Article

Survey Results: Short Tenure for Higher Ed’s Top Leaders

April 18, 2018 10:00 am

Presidents and provosts in U.S. colleges and universities tend to change jobs frequently; in fact, administrators in higher education overall tend to have fairly short tenures, with a median of five years in their position. Data from CUPA-HR’s 2017-18 Administrators in Higher Education Survey show that presidents have been in their current position for a... View Article

Survey Results: Non-Tenure Faculty See Higher Pay Raises Than Tenure-Track Faculty

March 28, 2018 11:05 am

While tenure-track faculty at the nation’s colleges and universities enjoy slightly higher salaries at most ranks than do non-tenure-track faculty, those working off the tenure track are seeing bigger increases year over year than their tenure-track counterparts, according to findings from CUPA-HR’s 2017-18 Faculty in Higher Education Survey. Among this year’s findings: During the last... View Article

4 Considerations for Using Salary Data to Inform Compensation Decisions on Campus

March 1, 2018 9:00 am

Salary benchmarking is not one-size-fits-all — especially when you’re looking at groups as varied as administrators, professionals, staff and faculty on a college or university campus that is unique in its combination of Carnegie class, affiliation, regional location and mission. The question, then, is how to tailor your benchmarking efforts to take these variables into... View Article