College, Inc.: Labor


Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2012

College faculty pay has stalled

Professor pay isn’t keeping up with inflation. The least-well-paid faculty around Washington earn about $50,000 a year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Labor | Tags:  college professors, college costs

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012

UMUC under Susan Aldridge: A grim account

Faculty survey tells of rampant turnover, failing morale.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  UMUC, Susan Aldridge

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Coppin State president hit with no-confidence vote

Faculty at Coppin State University, a Baltimore institution whose low graduation rate was the subject of a recent Post article, have taken a vote of no confidence in President Reginald Avery.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  Coppin State University, college presidents

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012

American University adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Part-timers cite “near-poverty wages” at Tenleytown campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  faculty, American University, unions, labor

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011

UT Austin: A model of waste, or efficiency?

The university wrote a point-by-point rebuttal to a critical analysis by a higher-education think tank. Suffice it to say, they reached opposite conclusions.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Research, Publics

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001

Public institutions employed 21 staff members per 100 students in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 23 in 2001-02

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  college finance, college staffing

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Study: One-fifth of faculty does most of the work

If the other 80 percent worked as hard as the most productive 20 percent, tuition at the University of Texas could be cut in half, the study suggests.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  faculty, Center for College Affordibility and Productivity

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Among local universities, Georgetown pays best

AU, GWU rank second and third in average annual salary for full professors, according to industry survey.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Labor, Pedagogy | Tags:  college faculty

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Bethune-Cookman: Profs used apartment for sex

Update: New AAUP response added, 10/29 Bethune-Cookman University officials have released a report alleging a group of four professors calling themselves the Nigerian Mafia kept an off-campus apartment where they took students for sex. The unusually candid report was released...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor, Labor | Tags:  Bethune Cookman professors; Bethune Cookman AAUP, Bethune Cookman sexual harassment, Bethune-Cookman University, professors kept apartment for sex

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Bowie State faculty: Life under provost 'untenable'

Letters sent to the president of Bowie State University by its faculty association Monday describe an "untenable" campus climate under the school's new provost and question "who is in charge" at Maryland's oldest historically black university. Faculty members last week...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor, Labor | Tags:  Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones, no confidence Bowie State, no confidence vote BSU

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Strike draws attention to inmate workers in GMU dining halls

Updated, 6:37 p.m.: The recent strike among George Mason University food-service workers has drawn attention to the use of inmates from the Fairfax County Jail as employees in the dining halls. A "small number" of inmates were among the workers...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor, Labor, Labor | Tags:  GMU strike, George Mason strike, Sodexo strike, inmates at GMU, prisoners GMU, prisoners at George Mason

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/08/2010

GMU food-service workers strike to protest conditions

Updated at 4:45 p.m. with responses from the university and the food service company. Several dozen food-service workers at George Mason University went on strike Wednesday to protest working conditions in the dining halls, according to a union release. Workers...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor, Labor | Tags:  GMU sodexo, GMU strike, George Mason strike, George Mason workers walk off

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/21/2010

Link: U-Md pulled into labor dispute in California

The University of Maryland is the lead story in today's edition of Inside Higher Ed, with an account of a professor who may have dragged his university into a California labor dispute with a legal opinion written on U-Md. letterhead....

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor, Labor | Tags:  Faculty, U-Md, labor unions