U regents to review pay at top

  • Article by: JENNA ROSS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 13, 2012 - 11:19 PM

A new panel plans to develop guidelines that would curb "generous" compensation for U administrators on leave.

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donotbugmeApr. 13, 12 3:20 PM

They can write all the policies they want, but somehow the only people affected will be those with salaries in fewer than six figures.

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tidbits38Apr. 13, 12 4:47 PM

The U has always been a sink hole for money. People need to realize that it exists for the benefit of the professors, not for the students. Tuitions have gone up way more than inflation. College has become a license to steal.

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bredpathApr. 13, 12 5:36 PM

Would this have happened had the StarTribune not been reporting it? Doubtful.

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endothermApr. 13, 12 6:03 PM

The claim that somehow the Professors at the U are making out like bandits while tuition levels rise is false. There are a few highly paid professors, administrators (and coaches), but most of the people actually teaching in the classroom don't get paid very much considering their training and experience. Many of them are also adjunct professors who don't receive retirement or health benefits. I hope this investigation will be taken seriously. Giving sweetheart deals to administrators is not a good use of resources that could be better spent improving classrooms, keeping fee levels low or attracting/retaining quality instructors. The U of M needs to get back to basics and focus on TEACHING and RESEARCH rather than top-heavy institutes, fancy buildings and stadiums.

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howsurchangeApr. 13, 12 6:38 PM

I imagine the regents will review this policy, determine they need more money, and pass the buck to the students through higher tuition costs. It's what they do.

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elmore1Apr. 13, 12 6:53 PM

Let's have the Regents do a line by line review of all U programs and investments. Underperforming programs get the axe. What services could we outsource? Who could we partner with? Let's get serious about making post secondary education affordable for our kids and shut down the Country Club.

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fwallenApr. 13, 12 7:31 PM

It's way past time for the Regents to take there fiduciary responsibility seriously.

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countrygentApr. 13, 12 8:52 PM

The only reason they are doing this charade is to pacify the legislators until they get their budget money. Then, puff! Nothing more will be done.

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paulTandbergApr. 13, 12 9:49 PM

The University of Minnesota has not been a shining beacon for the state. Too often, it has been an embarrassment.

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paulTandbergApr. 13, 12 9:52 PM

The University has released some great apples. But too much of the U is either bloated, underperforming, or corrupt. And it is losing the respect and support it once had.

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