As a side note to the recent ranking of public-university presidents, Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg topped the most recent Chronicle of Higher Education ranking of the highest-paid presidents among Minnesota private colleges. (Warning: A subscription may be required.) Not listed in the snapshot above are Pamela Jolicoeur of Concordia College – Moorhead ($185,763), Sister Read more

I asked Minnesota House higher-education committee Chairman Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) this week — as I did his Senate counterpart and another Senate higher-ed lawmaker — what he thought of the recent decision by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system trustees to eliminate executive bonuses. He hardly sounded impressed: “That will not stop us from Read more

Recently, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system trustees voted to eliminate performance-based pay — which some call “bonuses” — for the chancellor, vice chancellors and campus presidents. MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone had apparently testified before the House higher-education committee earlier this session that MnSCU was going to do that, and both the House and Read more

Top executives at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system will no longer get the performance-based “bonuses” that have caused so much controversy in the past few years. Trustee Phil Krinkie confirmed that the board this week eliminated the performance-based payments as part of a compensation proposal for administrators. The elimination affects the chancellor, Read more

Some senators were apparently so concerned over the recent multimillion-dollar contract buyout of fired University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith that yesterday they named an amendment after him. The “Tubby Smith” proposal for the U would prohibit state appropriations from going toward the buyouts at the U’s athletic department. The Senate adopted it, even Read more