Pa. state universities’ faculty get 12% raises over next 3 years in new contract

Jan Murphy | Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Faculty at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities are accepting a pay freeze this year with a guarantee of receiving pay increases of at least 12% over the next three years under the terms of a four-year contract that the State System of Higher Education’s governing board approved on Wednesday.

The contract, which covers about 5,000 instructors and professors, won overwhelming support of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties during its ratification vote last month.

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Enrollment down 4% at Pa. state universities, continuing 8-year decline

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — The 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania are seeing enrollment fall by 4 percent this year, including a nearly 38 percent decline at Cheyney University outside Philadelphia. says the drop in the State System of Higher Education has left it with fewer than 100,000 students for the first time since 2001.

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Pa.’s state university system eyes changes to tuition plans

Bill Schackner | Monday, January 8, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several state-owned universities want to modify how they price tuition next year, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which seeks to bill out-of-state students per-credit, rather than by flat rate, and reduce charges at branch campuses.

A State System of Higher Education board of governors committee discussed the proposals Monday. It then agreed to forward most of them to the full board, which could approve the changes when it meets Jan. 25.

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