CUPA-HRCollege and University Professional Association for Human Resources
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The CUPA-HR report doesn't address possible reasons for the disparity in salary increases.
About 16 percent of top administrators also are eligible for private sector-style bonuses and other financial incentives, CUPA-HR reports.
The annual CUPA-HR survey comprises the salaries of 215,309 faculty members and 4,031 researchers reported by 320 public institutions and 502 private institutions nationwide.
Online publishing isn't a new venture for CUPA-HR. The association moved its biannual journal online in 1997.
"Both data privacy and student safety have become dominant areas of focus for risk management in higher ed," says Jacqueline Bichsel, director of research with CUPA-HR.
Incorporating commitment to diversity in a college's mission is imperative to netting funds to strategically recruit women and minorities, says Jacqueline Bichsel, director of research at CUPA-HR. "Ultimately, we need leadership buy-in.
Female academicians have made major strides, holding roughly half of higher education's administrative positions across the United States, according to Bichsel of CUPA-HR.
Preferred provider organizations (PPOs)--in place at 84 percent of colleges and universities--continue to be the most popular choice, according to a CUPA-HR survey.
Almost 90 percent of colleges and universities offer tuition remission benefits to their employees and employees' dependents, according to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).
"The overwhelming majority of Davidson College's peer institutions institutions were providing those benefits," says Brantley, now president and CEO at CUPA-HR. "We saw it as not only our responsibility from a social standpoint but also from a competitive standpoint for the college."
According to Andy Brantley, president and CEO of College of University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), schools across the nation have faced extreme adversity in regard to budgetary constraints.