How much should I get paid?

The thorny question of how much a university lecturer is worth... Scholars' remuneration packages fail to match pay in many other professions. Jack Grove reports Academic salaries are no longer sufficient to attract the brightest and best into the sector, according to the co-author of a new global survey of higher education pay. Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, said that academic pay lagged behind that of many…

Stand And Deliver @timeshighered

So university students will pay higher fees, unless they are poor, and pay them as debts rather than as taxes. Parliament in both houses has decided. What happens next? If students are to be customers, will they exercise the power that traditionally belongs to those who buy? The adage about paying the piper and calling the tune suddenly looks apt. In any consumer society the customer is king. Tomorrow's student may not be that. But…

“Saturday, Bloody Saturday”

'Share' project diarists divulge how they are losing their weekends to work. Rebecca Attwood reports Ah, Saturday...a break from the daily grind, a chance to spend time with family and friends, have some fun, catch up on domestic chores or simply to pause and reflect. Not necessarily, if you are an academic. Diaries that university teachers are keeping about their working lives as part of Share, a research project, show that for some, Saturday is…