Where Is the Job Growth in Higher Ed?

May 14, 2018 8:30 am

While the employment of professionals in higher education saw an overall increase of 7 percent and grew in all areas over the past year, two areas — “other education” and “safety” — grew at a substantially faster clip than all the rest. According to just-released findings from CUPA-HR’s 2018 Professionals in Higher Education Survey, while... View Article

Strategies for Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed (and It’s Not Simply More Training)

January 19, 2018 5:01 pm

“Philosopher Accused of Sexual Misconduct” “Former Sports Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault” “Title IX Complaints Filed Against Creative-Writing Professor” “Fifteen Students and Post Docs Issue Statement That Three Professors Created a Hostile Academic Environment in Which Sexual Harassment Is Normalized” “Reports of Sexism in a University Academic Department” “Tenured Professor Sexually Harassed Graduate Student... View Article

Adjuncts in Higher Ed: The Big Picture

October 3, 2017 3:08 pm

We know the faculty model in higher ed is changing, with adjuncts (part-time faculty) making up more and more of the faculty workforce in institutions across the country. But what does the big picture look like in terms of adjunct numbers, bargaining power and pay? Data from last year’s CUPA-HR faculty salary surveys tell the... View Article

The Post-Columbia Rush to Organize

October 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Following the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s August 23 decision in Columbia University, which held that student workers at private institutions are employees entitled to collective bargaining and other rights and protections under the National Labor Relations Act, colleges and universities have seen a rapid increase in union organizing efforts employing disparate approaches and increased... View Article

3 Ways to Help Make Recruitment More Inclusive

December 17, 2015 8:02 am

A controversial University of Louisville job ad made waves recently in the higher ed community. You can read about it here in the Inside Higher Ed article “Whites, Asians Need Not Apply.” The controversy comes at a time when recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and other higher ed institutions serve as... View Article

Update on CUPA-HR Comments and Activities on DOL’s Overtime Proposal

September 1, 2015 3:11 pm

Update 9/4/15: Today CUPA-HR filed extensive comments in response to the proposed changes to FLSA overtime pay requirements. On July 6, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the regulations governing overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with a 60-day comment period ending on September 4. In mid-July,... View Article

NLRB Issues Long-Awaited Decision on Northwestern University Football Players

August 19, 2015 2:50 pm

On August 17, the National Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous decision dismissing a representation petition filed by a group of Northwestern University football players seeking to unionize — a landmark decision in a case which had the potential to significantly alter the makeup of college athletics. The decision comes 16 months after the Board’s regional director in Chicago, Peter... View Article

Trending Topics From the Knowledge Center – April 2015

April 22, 2015 10:55 am

Each month, Knowledge Center content manager Patti Couger seeks out news briefs and timely resources to share on the Knowledge Center home page. Here are the topics highlighted this month: The Latest From the NLRB on Adjuncts and Graduate Assistants In the last few months, there has been a good bit of information in the... View Article

Higher Education HR News

December 17, 2014 11:30 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar – The ACA on Campus in 2015: Are You Prepared? – January 13 (free, but registration is required) NLRB Issues “Quickie” Election Rules NLRB Give Employees Right to Use Employer E-mail for Union Organizing Hot Compliance Topics EEOC to Offer Guidance on... View Article

Higher Education HR News

December 3, 2014 9:30 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar – OFCCP’s New Agenda: Tipping the Balance in Your Favor – December 9 (free, but registration is required) A Mandate to Collaborate Federal Government Issues Biannual Regulatory Agenda Hot Compliance Topics Landmark Telecommuting Decision Could Affect Your Flex Work Policies Obamacare Year... View Article

Higher Education HR News

November 19, 2014 11:38 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar – OFCCP’s New Agenda: Tipping the Balance in Your Favor – December 9 (free, but registration is required) The Future of Work – A Journey to 2022 Just-Released Metrics From the National Center for Education Statistics Hot Compliance Topics New DOL Action... View Article

Higher Education HR News

November 5, 2014 10:39 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links What a GOP-Led Congress Means for Higher Ed Obama on Affirmative Action ACA Webinar Series (Morgan Lewis) Hot Compliance Topics Why You Need to Be Careful E-mailing FMLA Paperwork Clery Act Changes to Require More Reporting Court Upholds Sexual Assault Ruling Despite Scant Evidence... View Article

Higher Education HR News

October 22, 2014 9:47 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links October 29 Webinar: TalentIndex™ – Annual Report of Higher Ed Hiring Trends Revealed Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update Most Important Employment Law Cases of 2014 (video of presentation from CUPA-HR annual conference – log-in required) Hot Compliance Topics Don’t Be Tripped Up by Light... View Article

Higher Education HR News

October 8, 2014 9:53 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Webinar: Making the Most of Your CUPA-HR Data Resources – October 9 (free, but registration is required) Inside Higher Ed’s 2014 Survey of Campus HR Leaders How Google Manages Talent Hot Compliance Topics Final Rule on Federal Contractor Minimum Wage When Do Fitness-for-Duty Inquiries... View Article

Higher Education HR News

September 24, 2014 11:06 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Webinar: Making the Most of Your CUPA-HR Data Resources – October 9 (free, but registration is required) Can You Legally Fire a Domestic Abuser? CUPA-HR Signs on to ACE Letter Commenting on Campus Accountability and Safety Act ERISA Turns 40 Hot Compliance Topics OFCCP... View Article

Higher Education HR News

September 10, 2014 9:07 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CDC Issues Ebola Advice to Colleges and Universities Introducing Generation Z A Revolutionary Way to Lead HR Hot Compliance Topics Unpaid Interns Certified by Court for Collective Action For First Time, EEOC Challenges a Workplace Wellness Program HR News and Trends The Major Disconnect... View Article

Higher Education HR News

August 27, 2014 10:51 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links HR’s Perception Problem CUPA-HR’s Recent Advocacy Positions: Letter of Endorsement of the Student Job Protection Act of 2014 (treatment of student employees under the employer mandate of the ACA (H.R. 5298)) Letter of Endorsement of the Student Worker Exemption Act of 2014 (treatment of... View Article

Higher Education HR News

August 13, 2014 10:56 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar: The Changing Higher Ed IT Workforce: How HR Can Help – August 26 (free, but registration is required) Executive Order Brings New Reporting Requirements and Debarment Procedures for Federal Contractors NACUA Online Course: Fundamentals of the Family and Medical Leave Act: Implementation... View Article

Higher Education HR News

July 30, 2014 11:52 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Obama Issues Executive Order Extending LGBT Protections Hiring Trends in Higher Education – A Compendium CUPA-HR Webinar: The Changing Higher Ed IT Workforce: How HR Can Help – August 26 (free, but registration is required) NACUA On-Line Course: “Fundamentals of the Family and Medical... View Article

Higher Education HR News

July 16, 2014 9:14 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links NACUA/CUPA-HR Webinar: Workplace Woes: Addressing Bullying and Violence – July 23 CUPA-HR Webinar: The Changing Higher Ed IT Workforce: How HR Can Help – August 26 (free, but registration is required) EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Appeals Court Backs Use of Race... View Article

Higher Education HR News

July 2, 2014 9:34 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Explore the Newly Redesigned CUPA-HR Knowledge Center and Win the Ultimate Learning Package! Advice and Tips for Hiring and Retaining Diverse Faculty – highlights from a panel discussion hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education at the 2014 CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference Certification vs.... View Article

Higher Education HR News

June 18, 2014 11:55 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next? Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Workforce: A New Discussion From The Chronicle CUPA-HR Seeks Learning and Professional Development Content Specialist Hot Compliance Topics DOL Issues Proposed Rule for Implementing $10.10 Minimum Wage for Government Contractors Title IX... View Article

Higher Education HR News

June 4, 2014 9:18 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions – June 17 (free, but registration is required) Higher Education Compliance Alliance (hosted by NACUA and created by 31 higher education associations, including CUPA-HR) We’re overhauling the CUPA-HR Knowledge... View Article

Higher Education HR News

May 21, 2014 10:18 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Who Should Be Overtime Eligible? Our Meeting With Secretary of Labor Tom Perez CUPA-HR Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions – June 17 (free, but registration is required) Need Higher Ed Metrics?

Higher Education HR News

May 7, 2014 10:04 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions – June 17 (free, but registration is required) DHS Announces Proposals to Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants DOL, HHS Announce New Guidance Changing Notification Requirements Under COBRA View... View Article

Higher Education HR News

April 23, 2014 10:09 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions – June 17 (free, but registration is required) CUPA-HR Salary Survey Results: Faculty at 2-Year Schools Saw 2% Increase in Median Base Pay in 2013-14 Hourly Workers in Higher... View Article

Higher Education HR News

March 5, 2014 10:12 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Public Institutions Outpaced Privates Last Year in Salary Increases for Senior Leaders(results from CUPA-HR’s 2013-14 Administrators in Higher Ed Salary Survey) CUPA-HR Collecting Salary Data for Department Heads and Adjunct Faculty — Submit Your Data by March 18 CUPA-HR, ACE and NACUA to Partner... View Article

Higher Education HR News

February 19, 2014 10:10 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Higher Education Employment Law: Developments and Emerging Issues for College and University Counsel – A NACUA CLE Workshop presented in cooperation with CUPA-HR – April 9-11, Boston IRS and Treasury Issue New Guidance on Adjunct 30-Hour Rule Fact Sheet Rule Obama Increases Minimum Wage... View Article

Higher Education HR News

February 5, 2014 12:03 pm

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links CUPA-HR/NACUA Webinar (February 19) – Wage and Hour Go to College: Trends and Tricky Issues Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Did you know that February 5 is Digital Learning Day? CUPA-HR offers multiple venues to help you learn and stay abreast of all... View Article

Higher Education HR News

January 8, 2014 10:03 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links Three Key Predictions for the HR Department of 2020 Three More Predictions for the HR Department of 2020 Three Higher Ed Trends to Prepare for in 2014 Group Health Plans: Year End Action Items and Upcoming Changes Hot Compliance Topics VEVRAA FAQs Section 503... View Article

Higher Education HR News

December 11, 2013 11:51 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection: Featured Links The Five Rs of Fruitful Year-End Reviews Year-End Housekeeping for HR Year-End HR Review Template 5 Steps to Take Now: Preparing for the ACA Shared Responsibility Excise Tax Hot Compliance Topics Changing Supervisors Not a Required ADA Accommodation DOL Digging Into Worker Classification Again... View Article

Higher Education HR News

November 26, 2013 9:35 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection Featured Links Plan to Minimize Flu and Legal Risks in the Workplace During Flu Season Hot Compliance Topics Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans: Amendments and Other Year-End Action Items Texas Takes on EEOC on Background Check Limitations Free Speech Limited for HR Official The Age Factor HR News... View Article

Higher Education HR News

November 13, 2013 11:07 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection Featured Links Highlights From the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2013 November 14 CUPA-HR Webinar: The Transgender Transition in the Workplace Live Webcast of Testimony on ACA’s 30-Hour Rule Before House Education and the Workforce Committee – November 14 at 10 a.m. EST. Treasury Modifies “Use... View Article

Higher Education HR News

October 16, 2013 11:59 am

Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection Featured Links Higher Education in 2020 The Future of Higher Education Who’s Running U.S. Higher Education? Increasingly, Foundations November 14 CUPA-HR Webinar: The Transsexual Transition in the Workplace Hot Compliance Topics Q&A on New VEVRAA Requirements What Happens to COBRA When Obamacare Kicks In? Another Court... View Article

Government Shutdown Continues to Impact Higher Ed and HR

October 3, 2013 12:48 pm

With no end in sight, the impact of the government shutdown on higher ed institutions and HR continues to grow. Here are a few links you may find helpful. We’ll continue to add to the list as more information becomes available. Govt shutdown means OFCCP is closed for Business – What Does this Mean for... View Article