UIUC Financial Picture: From “Very Good” to “Even Better” in Past Two Years

Creating new administrative posts while the faculty shrinks and tuition goes up is “just not right,” says Howard Bunsis. Bunsis has an unusual passion: exposing the realities of universities which claim they are in a financial crisis. The professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University visited UIUC in 2011 and gave a memorable talk toContinue reading “UIUC Financial Picture: From “Very Good” to “Even Better” in Past Two Years”

Faculty Union Ratifies Contract at U of Oregon

… Multi-year raises, contracts, and University to cover possible pension cost increases With the ratification of a contract at the University of Oregon, a faculty union has been formed at another major state university, indicating a growing trend across the United States. As we reported last month, the contract includes an average 12 percent raiseContinue reading “Faculty Union Ratifies Contract at U of Oregon”

The Salary Program: Not Enough to Help Faculty Catch Up, Keep Up

President Easter’s salary program is a small improvement for University of Illinois faculty.  That’s a good thing in comparison to past pay freezes, increases below the cost of living, and the 2 % pay cuts (furloughs) of 2010. Unfortunately for most Urbana-Champaign faculty, the salary program will not compensate for  substantial cuts to real earnings,Continue reading “The Salary Program: Not Enough to Help Faculty Catch Up, Keep Up”