The Worst Salary Year

April 12, 2010- As the economy struggles to regain much of its strength after this past years recession, an article from Inside Higher Ed called, “The Worst Salary Year” explores a survey collected by the American Association of University Professors that ¬†found the average salary of a full-time faculty member in 2009-2010 is only 1.2 percent higher than it was a year ago.

While this survey only covers full-time faculty members, many reports suggest that part-time faculty were not seeing any salary gains this year as well. This article urges professors to increase their knowledge of higher education finance and John Curtis, director of research and public policy for the AAUP stresses the importance of staying involved.

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Room for Improvement

January 21, 2010. In an article from Inside Higher Ed. entitled, “Room for Improvement,” there is an increase in the number of employers who will not be hiring recent college graduates, and how colleges have to better prepare students for work. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, in a recent survey of executives at 3o2 private sectors and non-profit employers, “only about a quarter of employers surveyed saw two-year and four-year institutions as doing a good job to prepare students for the workplace.”