Tuesday, January 31, 2012



FERPA General Guidance for Parents
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The following guidance provides parents with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA. While this guidance reflects our best and most current interpretation of applicable FERPA requirements, it does not supersede the statute or regulations. We will attempt to update this document from time to time in response to questions and concerns.
FERPA is a Federal law that is administered by the Family Policy Compliance Office (Office) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department). 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. FERPA applies to educational agencies and institutions (e.g., schools) that receive funding under any program administered by the Department. Private and parochial schools at the elementary and secondary levels generally do not receive such funding and are, therefore, not subject to FERPA.
FERPA gives custodial and noncustodial parents alike certain rights with respect to their children's education records, unless a school is provided with evidence that there is a court order or State law that specifically provides to the contrary. Otherwise, both custodial and noncustodial parents have the right to access their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, the right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances specified in the FERPA regulations, some of which are discussed below), and the right to file a complaint with the Department. When a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution, he or she becomes an "eligible student," and all rights under FERPA transfer from the parent to the student. The term "education records" is defined as those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.
FERPA generally prohibits the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from education records. Thus, information that an official obtained through personal knowledge or observation, or has heard orally from others, is not protected under FERPA. This remains applicable even if education records exist which contain that information, unless the official had an official role in making a determination that generated a protected education record.
Under FERPA, a school is not generally required to maintain particular education records or education records that contain specific information. Rather, a school is required to provide certain privacy protections for those education records that it does maintain. Also, unless there is an outstanding request by a parent to inspect and review education records, FERPA permits the school to destroy such records without notice to the parent.

Access to Education Records

Under FERPA, a school must provide a parent with an opportunity to inspect and review his or her child's education records within 45 days following its receipt of a request. A school is required to provide a parent with copies of education records, or make other arrangements, if a failure to do so would effectively prevent the parent from obtaining access to the records. A case in point would be a situation in which the parent does not live within commuting distance of the school.
A school is not generally required by FERPA to provide a parent with access to school calendars or general notices such as announcements of parent-teacher meetings or extra-curricular activities. That type of information is not generally directly related to an individual student and, therefore, does not meet the definition of an education record.
Under FERPA, a school is not required to provide information that is not maintained or to create education records in response to a parent's request. Accordingly, a school is not required to provide a parent with updates on his or her child's progress in school unless such information already exists in the form of an education record.

Amendment of Education Records

Under FERPA, a parent has the right to request that inaccurate or misleading information in his or her child's education records be amended. While a school is not required to amend education records in accordance with a parent's request, the school is required to consider the request. If the school decides not to amend a record in accordance with a parent's request, the school must inform the parent of his or her right to a hearing on the matter. If, as a result of the hearing, the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent has the right to insert a statement in the record setting forth his or her views. That statement must remain with the contested part of the student's record for as long as the record is maintained.
However, while the FERPA amendment procedure may be used to challenge facts that are inaccurately recorded, it may not be used to challenge a grade, an opinion, or a substantive decision made by a school about a student. FERPA was intended to require only that schools conform to fair recordkeeping practices and not to override the accepted standards and procedures for making academic assessments, disciplinary rulings, or placement determinations. Thus, while FERPA affords parents the right to seek to amend education records which contain inaccurate information, this right cannot be used to challenge a grade, an individual's opinion, or a substantive decision made by a school about a student. Additionally, if FERPA's amendment procedures are not applicable to a parent's request for amendment of education records, the school is not required under FERPA to hold a hearing on the matter.

Disclosure of Education Records

Under FERPA, a school may not generally disclose personally identifiable information from a minor student's education records to a third party unless the student's parent has provided written consent. However, there are a number of exceptions to FERPA's prohibition against non-consensual disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. Under these exceptions, schools are permitted to disclose personally identifiable information from education records without consent, though they are not required to do so by FERPA. Following is general information regarding some of these exceptions.
One of the exceptions to the prior written consent requirement in FERPA allows "school officials," including teachers, within a school to obtain access to personally identifiable information contained in education records provided the school has determined that they have "legitimate educational interest" in the information. Although the term "school official" is not defined in the statute or regulations, this Office generally interprets the term to include parties such as: a teacher; administrator; board member; support or clerical staff; attorney; nurse and health staff; counselor; human resources staff; information systems specialist; school security personnel; and a contractor, consultant, volunteer or other party to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions.
A school may disclose personally identifiable information from education records without consent to a "school official" under this exception only if the school has first determined that the official has a "legitimate educational interest" in obtaining access to the information for the school. A school that allows school officials to obtain access to personally identifiable information contained in education records under this exception must include in its annual notification of FERPA rights a specification of its criteria for determining who constitutes a "school official" and what constitutes "legitimate educational interests." A school official generally has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Another exception permits a school to disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records, without consent, to another school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll. The sending school may make the disclosure if it has included in its annual notification of rights a statement that it forwards education records in such circumstances. Otherwise, the school must make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent in advance of making the disclosure, unless the parent or eligible student has initiated the disclosure. The school must also provide a parent with a copy of the records that were released if requested by the parent.
FERPA permits a school non-consensually to disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records when such information has been appropriately designated as directory information. "Directory information" is defined as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory information could include information such as the student's name, address, e-mail address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended, photograph, grade level (such as 11th grade or junior year), and enrollment status (full-time or part-time).
A school may disclose directory information without consent if it has given public notice of the types of information it has designated as directory information, the parent's right to restrict the disclosure of such information, and the period of time within which a parent has to notify the school that he or she does not want any or all of those types of information designated as directory information. Also, FERPA does not require a school to notify parents individually of the types of information it has designated as directory information. Rather, the school may provide this notice by any means likely to inform parents of the types of information it has designated as directory information.
FERPA also permits a school to disclose personally identifiable information from education records of an "eligible student" (a student age 18 or older or enrolled in a postsecondary institution at any age) to his or her parents if the student is a "dependent student" as that term is defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, if either parent has claimed the student as a dependent on the parent's most recent income tax statement, the school may non-consensually disclose the student's education records to both parents.
There are several other exceptions to FERPA's prohibition against non-consensual disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records, some of which are briefly mentioned below. Under certain conditions (specified in the FERPA regulations, 34 CFR Part 99), a school may non-consensually disclose personally identifiable information from education records:
  • to authorized representatives of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and State and local educational authorities for audit or evaluation of Federal or State supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs;
  • in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or received;
  • to state and local authorities pursuant to a State statute concerning the juvenile justice system and the system's ability to effectively serve the student whose records are being disclosed;
  • to organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the school making the disclosure for the purposes of administering predictive tests, administering student aid programs, or improving instruction;
  • to comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena; and
  • in connection with a health or safety emergency.
As stated above, the conditions specified in the FERPA regulations have to be met before a school may non-consensually disclose personally identifiable information from education records in connection with any of the exceptions mentioned above.

Annual Notification of FERPA Rights

Under FERPA, a school must annually notify parents of students in attendance of their rights under FERPA. The annual notification must include information regarding a parent's right to inspect and review his or her child's education records, the right to seek to amend the records, the right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances), and the right to file a complaint with the Office regarding an alleged failure by a school to comply with FERPA. The school must also inform parents of its definitions of the terms "school official" and "legitimate educational interest."
FERPA does not require a school to notify parents individually of their rights under FERPA. Rather, the school may provide the annual notification by any means likely to inform parents of their rights. Thus, the annual notification may be published by various means, including any of the following: in a student handbook; in a notice to parents; in a calendar of events; on the school's website (though this should not be the exclusive means of notification); in the local newspaper; or posted in a central location at the school or various locations throughout the school. Additionally, some schools include their directory information notice as part of the annual notice of rights under FERPA.

Law Enforcement Units and Law Enforcement Unit Records

A "law enforcement unit" means any individual, office, department, division or other component of a school, such as a unit of commissioned police officers or non-commissioned security guards, that is officially authorized or designated by the school to: enforce any local, State, or Federal law, or refer to appropriate authorities a matter for enforcement of any law against any individual or organization; or to maintain the physical security and safety of the school. The law enforcement unit does not lose its status as a law enforcement unit if it also performs other, non-law enforcement functions for the school, including investigation of incidents or conduct that constitutes or leads to a disciplinary action or proceeding against a student.
"Law enforcement unit records" (i.e., records created by the law enforcement unit, created for a law enforcement purpose, and maintained by the law enforcement unit) are not "education records" subject to the privacy protections of FERPA. As such, the law enforcement unit may refuse to provide a parent with an opportunity to inspect and review law enforcement unit records, and it may disclose law enforcement unit records to third parties without the parent's prior written consent. However, education records, or personally identifiable information from education records, which the school shares with the law enforcement unit do not lose their protected status as education records because they are shared with the law enforcement unit.

Complaints of Alleged Failures to Comply with FERPA

FERPA vests the rights it affords in the parent of a student. The statute does not provide for these rights to be vested in a third party who has not suffered an alleged violation of their rights under FERPA. Thus, we require that a parent have "standing," i.e., have suffered an alleged violation of his or her rights under FERPA, in order to file a complaint.
The Office may investigate those timely complaints that contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a school has violated FERPA. A timely complaint is defined as one that is submitted to the Office within 180 days of the date that the complainant knew or reasonably should have known of the alleged violation. Complaints that do not meet FERPA's threshold requirement for timeliness are not investigated.
If we receive a timely complaint that contains a specific allegation of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a school has violated FERPA, we may initiate an administrative investigation into the allegation in accordance with procedures outlined in the FERPA regulations. If a determination is made that a school violated FERPA, the school and the complainant are so advised, and the school is informed of the steps it must take to come into compliance with the law. The investigation is closed when voluntary compliance is achieved.
Please note that a parent should state his or her allegations as clearly and succinctly as possible. To aid us in efficiently processing allegations, we ask that a parent only include supporting documentation that is relevant to the allegations provided. Otherwise, we may return the documentation and request clarification. This Office does not have the resources to review voluminous documents and materials to determine whether an allegation of a violation of FERPA by a school is included. A parent may obtain a complaint form by calling (202) 260-3887. For administrative and privacy reasons, we do not discuss individual allegations and cases via email. Please mail completed complaint forms to the Office (address below) for review and any appropriate action.

Complaint Regarding Access

If a parent believes that a school has violated FERPA by failing to comply with the parent's request for access to his or her child's education records, the parent may complete a FERPA complaint form and should include the following specific information: the date of the request for access to the student's education records; the name of the school official to whom the request was made (a dated copy of any written request to the school should be provided, if possible); the response of the school official, if any; and the specific nature of the information requested.

Complaint Regarding Amendment

If a parent believes that a school has violated FERPA by failing to provide the parent with an opportunity to seek amendment of inaccurate information in his or her child's education records or failed to offer the parent an opportunity for a hearing on the matter, the parent may complete a FERPA complaint form and should include the following specific information: the date of the request for amendment of the student's education records; the name of the school official to whom the request was made (a dated copy of any written request to the school should be provided, if possible); the response of the school official, if any; the specific nature of the information for which amendment was requested; and the evidence provided to the school to support the assertion that such information is inaccurate.

Complaint Regarding Disclosure

If a parent believes that a school has violated FERPA by improperly disclosing personally identifiable information from his or her child's education records, the parent may complete a FERPA complaint form and should include the following specific information: the date the alleged improper disclosure occurred or the date the parent learned of the disclosure; the name of the school official who made the disclosure, if that is known; the third party to whom the education records were disclosed; and the specific nature of the information disclosed.
This guidance document is designed to provide parents of minor students with some basic information regarding FERPA and their rights, and to address some of the basic questions most frequently asked by parents. You can review the FERPA regulations, frequently asked questions, significant opinions of the Office, and other information regarding FERPA at our Website as follows:
If, after reading this guidance document, you have questions regarding FERPA that are not addressed here, you may write to the Office for additional guidance at the following address:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-8520


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

(sample parent/dependent letter regarding ch 33-35 dependents of military veterans) (MCEC) Military Child Education Coalition Recipe For Success Weblink/Parent to Parent Program & Examples of Exemptions for Military and Dependents

sample parent letter/dependent ch 33-35



Chapter 12 Dependents and Survivors Benefits


Survivors' & Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Eligibility: VA provides educational assistance to qualifying dependents as follows:
  1. The spouse or child of a servicemember or veteran who either died of a service-connected disability, or who has permanent and total service-connected disability, or who died while such a disability existed.
  2. The spouse or child of a servicemember listed for more than 90 days as currently Missing in Action (MIA), captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or detained or interned by aforeign government or power.
  3. The spouse or child of a servicemember who is hospitalized or is receiving outpatient care or treatment for a disability that is determined to be totally and permanently disabling, incurred or aggravated due to active duty, and for which the service member is likely to be discharged from military service.
Surviving spouses lose eligibility if they remarry before age 57 or are living with another person who has been held out publicly as their spouse. They can regain eligibility if their remarriage ends by death or divorce or if they cease living with the person. Dependent children do not lose eligibility if the surviving spouse remarries. Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/ for more information.
Period of Eligibility: The period of eligibility for veterans’ spouses expires 10 years from either the date they become eligible or the date of the veteran’s death. VA may grant an extension. Children generally must be between the ages of 18 and 26 to receive educational benefits, though extensions may be granted.
The period of eligibility for spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty expires 20 years from the date of death. This is a change in law that became effective Dec. 10, 2004. Spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty whose 10-year eligibility period expired before Dec. 10, 2004, now have 20 years from the date of death to use educational benefits. Effective Oct. 10, 2008, Public Law 110-389 provides a 20-year period of eligibility for spouses of veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability rating effective within 3 years of release from active duty.
Payments: The payment rate effective Oct. 1, 2010, is $936 a month for full-time school attendance, with lesser amounts for part-time. Benefits are paid for full-time training up to 45 months or the equivalent in part-time training.
Training Available: Benefits may be awarded for pursuit of associate, bachelor, or graduate degrees at colleges and universities; independent study; cooperative training study abroad certificate or diploma from business, technical or vocational schools, apprenticeships, on-the-job training programs; farm cooperative courses; and preparatory courses for tests required or used for admission to an institution of higher learning or graduate school. Benefits for correspondence courses under certain conditions are available to spouses only.
Beneficiaries without high-school degrees can pursue secondary schooling, and those with a deficiency in a subject may receive tutorial assistance if enrolled half-time or more.
Special Benefits: Dependents over age 14 with physical or mental disabilities that impair their ability to pursue an education may receive specialized vocational or restorative training, including speech and voice correction, language retraining, lip reading, auditory training, Braille reading and writing, and similar programs. Certain disabled or surviving spouses are also eligible.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Children of those who die in the line of duty on or since September 11, 2001, are potentially eligible to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Refer to Chapter 4, “Education and Training”, for more details.
Work-Study: Participants who train at the three-quarter or full-time rate may be eligible for a work-study program in which they work for VA and receive hourly wages. The types of work allowed include:
  1. Outreach services.
  2. VA paperwork.
  3. Work at national or state veterans’ cemeteries.
  4. Work at VA medical centers or state veterans’ homes.
  5. Other VA-approved activities.
Counseling: VA may provide counseling to help participants pursue an educational or vocational objective.
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Death Benefit: VA will pay a special MGIB death benefit to a designated survivor in the event of the service-connected death of a servicemember while on active duty or within one year after discharge or release.
The deceased must either have been entitled to educational assistance under the MGIB program or a participant in the program who would have been so entitled but for the high school diploma or length-of-service requirement. The amount paid will be equal to the participant’s actual military pay reduction, less any education benefits paid.
Children of Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects Children of Vietnam or Korean Veterans Born with Spina Bifida: Biological children of male and female Veterans who served in Vietnam at any time during the period beginning January 9, 1962 and ending May 7, 1975, or who served in or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) during the period beginning September 1, 1967 and ending August 31, 1971, born with spina bifida may be eligible for a monthly monetary allowance, and vocational training if reasonably feasible.
The law defines “child” as the natural child of a Vietnam Veteran, regardless of age or marital status. The child must have been conceived after the date on which the Veteran first entered the Republic of Vietnam. For more information about benefits for children with birth defects, visit www.va.gov/hac/forbeneficiaries/spina/spina.asp.
A monetary allowance is paid at one of three disability levels based on the neurological manifestations that define the severity of disability: impairment of the functioning of extremities, impairment of bowel or bladder function, and impairment of intellectual functioning.



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Education, Training and Resources

Education, Training, and Resources provides information on the MCEC's institutes and training programs, including its course catalog and opportunities to receive Continuing Education Units and/or college credit for the institutes.
The navigation bar on the left of the page has a number of resources that can be utilized, including the following:

  • The MCEC Course Catalog [pdf] - training institutes and other training opportunities, including the stakeholders, description, terminal learning outcomes, requirements,
    and credits for each
  • Professional Development - institute information for
    the Transition Counselor Institutes (TCI), Special Education Leaders Institutes (SELI), Living in the New Normal: Helping Children Thrive through Good and Challenging Times Institute and Practicum (LINN), as well as Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute (GRI)




  1. Hazlewood Exemption - Certain Texas veterans and dependents of deceased Texas veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States are exempted from payment of tuition. Hazlewood State application and other documents are required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees except for the Student Service Fee and Property Deposit. The student must pay the Student Service Fee each term.
    Hazlewood Legacy Fact Sheet (NEW FALL 2010)
  2. Dependent of Texas Veteran Killed or Missing in Action Exemption - Certain orphans of members of the Armed Forces, Texas Nat'l Guard and Texas Air Nat'l Guard are exempted from payment of tuition. Documentation is required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  3. POW-MIA Dependent Exemption - Children of U.S. prisoners of war or persons missing in action are granted exemption of tuition. Documentation is required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  4. Military Waiver - Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to U.S. military personnel, their spouses and dependents if they meet designated criteria. The certificate must be approved and submitted by the Registrar prior to registration. This waiver waives out of state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  5. Military Combat Exemption - Certain children or step children of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is deployed to active duty in a combat zone outside the United States may qualify for an exemption of tuition only. Deployment documentation must be provided to our office.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Senior-Level Administrator Median Salaries by Title and Institution/sample resume for academic advisor


Job TitleAll InstitutionsDoctoralMaster'sBaccalaureateTwo-Year
Senior Executive & Chief Functional Officers
CEO of a System/District$322,700$425,000$266,100*$252,343
Ex Asst/Chief Staff for CEO System/District$121,553$121,288$92,098*$122,847
CEO of Single Institution$248,000$385,000$250,000$241,488$167,895
Ex Asst/Chief Staff CEO of Single Institution$99,013$129,273$99,011$85,000$76,356
Executive Vice President/Vice Chancellor$182,835$291,664$175,100$136,500$144,871
Secretary of the Institution$85,573$172,125$73,468$84,498$66,029
Chief Academic Affairs Officer & Provost$164,000$275,000$168,150$145,000$118,645
Chief Research Officer$203,535$224,500$136,035$126,434$111,449
Chief Technology Transfer Officer$157,541$164,800$127,725**
Chief Business Officer$162,828$228,762$163,432$144,787$115,242
Chief Administration Officer$141,917$200,640$134,890$121,408$116,495
Chief Financial Officer$140,000$194,000$131,983$118,261$110,700
Chief Investment Officer$178,675$216,000$102,577$177,500*
Chief Planning Officer$121,550$164,409$102,457$121,992$108,923
Chief Budget Officer$106,100$129,482$96,123$95,000$88,185
Chief Planning and Budget Officer$143,789$169,838$129,273$97,386*
Chief Legal Affairs Officer$168,210$196,781$144,263$154,515$134,222
Chief Human Resources Officer$100,254$150,000$96,408$84,592$91,897
Chief Information Officer$122,228$200,000$115,579$104,848$101,075
Chief Physical Plant/Facilities Officer$102,124$150,338$99,515$86,179$82,059
Chief Accounting Officer/Comptroller$98,840$138,100$94,828$86,050$88,902
Chief Health Professions Officer$295,896$525,000$151,020$104,511$105,039
Chief Administrator, Hospital/Medical Center$410,000$517,920***
Chief Student Affairs/Life Officer$124,125$186,000$126,250$108,386$103,346
Chief Admissions Officer$87,000$110,031$81,918$83,300$71,379
Chief Enrollment Management Officer$120,560$150,866$124,196$110,921$85,285
Chief External Affairs Officer$150,681$197,000$141,499$139,330$125,311
Chief Development Officer$144,950$231,300$145,913$138,322$95,291
Chief Public Relations Officer$100,776$157,068$92,350$90,000$83,382
Chief Development and Public Relations Officer$141,746$222,000$141,823$123,450$84,565
Chief Audit Officer$101,013$118,525$84,460$91,910$86,700
Chief Diversity Officer$102,447$139,005$91,337$88,771$91,567
Academic Deans
Dean of Agriculture$208,440$223,300$115,441**
Dean of Architecture$185,544$199,796$137,496**
Dean of Arts & Letters$120,340$180,164$125,000$104,167$90,579
Dean of Arts & Sciences$138,723$210,000$129,918$110,373$86,279
Dean of Biological & Life Sciences$115,787$189,000$128,000$102,542$76,863
Dean of Business$159,112$268,359$150,000$120,000$87,148
Dean of Computer & Information Sciences$131,128$202,500$154,050*$84,400
Dean of Continuing Education$107,534$149,795$110,000$88,664$92,735
Dean of Cooperative Extension$143,666$170,652***
Dean of Dentistry$298,710$313,650***
Dean of Divinity / Theology$93,133$159,500$95,126$79,665*
Dean of Education$131,128$184,500$125,000$90,945$86,237
Dean of Engineering$213,119$240,933$169,298$116,825$81,312
Dean of External Degree Programs$95,500$123,165$95,500*$85,467
Dean of Family & Consumer Sciences$181,624$183,325***
Dean of Fine Arts$127,726$179,340$124,373$109,661$89,880
Dean of Forestry & Environmental Studies$185,480$194,950***
Dean of Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy$201,211$227,706***
Dean of Graduate Programs$135,000$170,350$116,410$96,000*
Dean of Health-Related Professions$121,340$184,500$132,578$113,232$90,125
Dean of Honors Program$123,198$129,980$102,000**
Dean of Humanities$109,109$188,600$120,200$85,550$88,289
Dean of Instruction$93,848**$100,000$92,425
Dean of Journalism & Mass Communication$169,200$194,500$130,560*$94,800
Dean of Law$278,454$289,800$248,545$261,250*
Dean of Library$124,750$159,884$110,806$90,000$92,383
Dean of Mathematics$93,646$128,391$128,000*$86,869
Dean of Medicine$437,040$437,286***
Dean of Music$157,331$186,116$107,000**
Dean of Nursing$133,820$192,824$120,084$98,201$85,000
Dean of Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech$93,879$135,000$134,396$110,048$90,011
Dean of Performing Arts$140,814$211,630$138,075**
Dean of Pharmacy$212,097$230,000$195,674$192,950*
Dean of Public Administration$149,816$218,000***
Dean of Public Health$285,500$295,576***
Dean of Sciences$131,250$207,000$130,000$97,651$81,950
Dean of Social Sciences$104,721$197,272$124,182$70,958$85,945
Dean of Social Work$176,819$200,000$103,820**
Dean of Special Programs$90,425*$80,000$90,202$87,824
Dean of Undergraduate Programs$130,488$163,136$107,500$100,500*
Dean of Veterinary Medicine$225,242$225,242***
Multiple Academic Disciplines$112,884$196,460$114,793$102,400$91,673
Associate/Assistant Academic Deans
A/A Dean, Agriculture$137,957$143,322***
A/A Dean, Architecture$106,243$107,494***
A/A Dean, Arts & Letters$98,928$115,306$95,813**
A/A Dean, Arts & Sciences$100,837$119,390$92,088$95,187$71,400
A/A Dean, Biology & Life Sciences$111,326$131,586$95,000**
A/A Dean, Business$125,004$153,131$115,759$91,977$74,840
A/A Dean, Computer & Information Sciences$121,029$145,270$127,567**
A/A Dean, Continuing Education$82,000$96,935$77,276$76,568$68,515
A/A Dean, Cooperative Extension$148,670$148,941***
A/A Dean, Dentistry$164,764$159,656***
A/A Dean, Divinity / Theology$83,414$80,306$82,590**
A/A Dean, Education$100,215$114,052$93,341$76,441*
A/A Dean, Engineering$135,431$142,958$112,860$95,000$88,488
A/A Dean, External Degree Programs$94,375****
A/A Dean, Family & Consumer Sciences$118,640$121,845***
A/A Dean, Fine Arts$87,237$98,220$84,331**
A/A Dean, Forestry/Environmental Studies$113,752$124,296***
A/A Dean, Gov/Pub Affairs/Pub Policy$122,926$126,012***
A/A Dean, Graduate Programs$100,610$109,421$87,737$79,900*
A/A Dean, Health Related Professions$103,865$119,779$102,593*$80,304
A/A Dean, Honors Program$91,392$95,000$80,215**
A/A Dean, Humanities$95,676$114,190$92,029*$70,000
A/A Dean, Instruction$85,419***$87,019
A/A Dean, Journalism & Mass Communication$103,602$108,105$90,744**
A/A Dean, Law$133,294$133,314$131,077$169,136*
Deputy Collection Librarian$90,772$100,457$79,319*$66,409
A/A Dean, Mathematics$94,597*$103,060*$79,514
A/A Dean, Medicine$188,206$187,283***
A/A Dean, Music$90,000$89,994$87,663**
A/A Dean, Nursing$107,675$121,875$98,100$94,436$86,910
A/A Dean, Occup Studies/Vocational Edu/Tech$82,470$105,648$94,276*$79,741
A/A Dean, Performing Arts$81,945$96,776***
A/A Dean, Pharmacy$133,017$137,811$128,394**
A/A Dean, Public Administration$76,385****
A/A Dean, Public Health$131,396$140,990***
A/A Dean, Sciences$114,690$132,133$104,608*$86,700
A/A Dean, Social Sciences$102,267$113,600$99,348*$79,750
A/A Dean, Social Work$98,000$103,239***
A/A Dean, Special Programs$70,800$81,534*$73,636*
A/A Dean, Undergraduate Programs$85,344$98,632$77,240$80,590*
A/A Dean, Veterinary Medicine$154,175$154,175***
A/A Dean, Multiple Academic Disciplines$96,237*$92,750$78,361*
Academic Affairs
Vice Provost$149,591$181,107$128,537$119,500$111,777
Associate Provost$117,510$151,910$115,541$99,876$92,292
Assistant Provost$96,514$109,555$91,624$89,698$85,118
Director, Institutional Research$82,002$110,000$78,526$73,488$77,160
Associate Director, Institutional Research$65,564$76,495$55,000$50,300$61,930
Director, International Education$80,000$104,169$75,967$70,960$74,176
Director, International Studies Education$72,218$80,106$72,100$61,643$85,588
Director, Sponsored Research and Programs$93,600$113,386$83,222$79,799$77,403
Director, Continuing Education$74,814$101,000$73,905$65,400$70,681
Senior Technology Licensing Officer$104,711$104,711***
Director, Distance Learning$77,525$90,129$72,358$67,667$71,188
Director, Teaching Center$85,108$99,416$82,449$75,835$67,955
Assoc/Asst VP for Research$155,229$158,478$110,000**
Director, Museums$96,815$120,000$80,505$98,750$73,375
Education Abroad Director$69,500$76,735$63,727$71,219*
Director/Dean Workforce & Career Development$83,117$75,876$61,480$61,255$87,430
Chief Operations Officer (Non-Faculty), Medical School$238,704$225,422***
Chief Financial Officer, Medical School$186,000$195,406***
Chief Admissions Officer, Medical School$92,298$118,074***
Chief Financial Aid Officer, Medical School$64,728$67,787***
Chief Student Affairs Officer, Medical School$154,307$156,825***
Chief Development Officer, Medical School$146,610$154,788***
Chief IT Officer, Medical School$132,123$120,489***
Chief Research Officer, Medical School$212,880$228,048***
Chief Librarian, Medical School$116,637$124,736***
Chief HR Officer, Medical School$118,727$115,000***
Director, Library Services$82,976$155,901$86,743$72,862$69,360
Acquisitions Librarian$58,479$67,381$55,771$53,287$64,814
Head, Technical Services$62,967$80,288$61,125$54,398$54,141
Head, Public (Access) Services$59,648$79,397$58,017$53,287$53,828
Head, Catalog & Metadata - Lev III$60,000$65,571$54,421$52,536$69,626
Head, Collection Development$67,657$78,041$57,881$63,600*
Spec Collections Librarian/Archivist$61,320$69,137$54,950$56,537*
Director, Educational Media Services$65,393$83,015$67,134$56,747$67,360
Director, Learning Resources Center$61,095$78,886$60,205$54,000$60,986
Associate Director, Admissions$55,608$64,787$53,000$50,302$52,000
Director, Admissions and Registrar$73,264$91,774$71,040$74,483$68,347
Associate Registrar$54,848$66,485$50,584$49,042$51,830
Assistant Registrar$42,886$50,348$41,943$39,136$40,726
Director, Admissions and Financial Aid$106,419$107,887$94,473$140,500*
Director, Student Financial Aid$75,349$102,003$75,085$66,545$69,295
Associate Director, Student Financial Aid$54,551$66,980$52,625$49,590$49,793
Business and Administrative Affairs
Director, Risk Management & Insurance$87,000$97,500$67,378$75,429$85,227
Director, Medical Center Public Relations / External Affairs$120,000$136,008***
Director, Medical Center Human Resources$153,700$147,357***
Director, University Research Park$148,317$158,188$143,197**
Director, Contracts & Grants$85,004$95,713$73,220$58,486$77,630
Director, College/University Press$98,940$111,872$78,134**
College/Div Business Affairs Officer$93,840$100,389$84,050$63,941$103,677
Director/Head of Title III Program$68,656$86,165$64,328*$57,500
Director/Head of Sustainability$75,000$85,850$73,524$64,399*
Associate Budget Director$82,500$92,665$75,068$74,270$80,697
Assistant Comptroller$74,160$91,995$71,342$63,500$63,929
Restricted Funds Accountant$59,166$64,477$55,693$59,277$46,875
Director, Accounting$79,304$95,262$73,761$65,679$65,924
Associate/Assistant Bursar$51,180$59,460$49,146$41,567$49,010
Director/Manager, Payroll$61,892$80,024$56,400$49,020$61,253
Director, Purchasing/Materials Management$77,100$96,500$69,797$68,424$68,172
Associate Director, Purchasing/Materials Management$66,674$72,058$59,673$48,892$63,066
Director, Auxiliary Services$89,846$119,033$84,870$83,617$76,343
Director/Manager, Printing Services$54,952$71,936$51,896$44,508$52,554
Director/Manager, Mail Services$46,776$55,117$44,946$41,000$57,956
Director, Bookstore$57,444$88,332$58,069$51,209$52,053
Associate Director, Bookstore$47,997$65,054$43,729$41,976$49,256
Director, Food/Dining Services$84,794$104,823$79,029$77,819$65,133
Associate Director, Food/Dining Services$70,027$74,889$61,200$58,732*
Director, Environmental Health and Safety$84,429$100,619$71,400$67,361$66,188
Director, Campus Security/Safety$77,000$108,552$73,624$62,817$70,641
Director, Parking & Transportation$74,751$80,824$63,420$45,375*
Director, Real Estate & Space Management$105,364$115,201$85,650$94,903*
Architect for the Institution$100,553$113,000$90,382$92,732$92,227
Associate Director, Physical Plant/Facilities Management$80,000$100,939$73,000$73,211$69,293
Director, Energy & Utilities$90,677$92,850$78,838$77,953*
Manager, Landscape & Grounds$57,708$70,890$52,960$53,924$52,318
Manager, Building Maintenance Trades$64,324$76,850$59,936$57,992$62,753
Manager, Technical Trades$65,176$71,460$61,612$59,092$56,094
Manager, Custodial Services$54,030$66,231$51,191$47,900$54,137
Manager, Power Plant$68,008$76,373$64,780$62,650*
Human Resources and Information Technology
Associate Director, Human Resources$74,254$90,901$68,350$68,279$69,535
Director/Manager, Employee Benefits$67,000$81,134$61,565$55,587$62,480
Director/Manager, Training & Development$74,600$78,900$65,353$78,231$72,994
Director/Manager, Employee Relations$81,600$82,699$72,456$83,037$77,009
Director/Manager, Labor Relations$90,449$98,102$78,946*$80,569
Director/Manager, Employment$66,898$76,461$59,992$57,500$62,269
Director/Manager, Compensation & Classification$78,915$83,311$67,301$80,000$75,336
Director/Manager, HR Information Systems (HRIS)$74,323$82,818$63,578$64,500$75,042
Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment$93,923$100,680$84,390$76,000$79,641
Associate Director, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment$71,400$71,495$68,505**
Director of HR & AA$81,130$97,000$82,758$77,125$78,392
Director, Disability Services$60,332$70,000$56,812$53,182$60,398
Deputy Chief Information Officer$104,686$135,643$95,270$77,435$94,304
Director, Academic Computing$89,542$123,873$81,691$86,129$82,725
Associate Director, Academic Computing$74,938$86,491$68,180$72,050$69,723
Director, Administrative Computing$90,000$119,484$86,249$78,012$79,299
Associate Director, Administrative Computing$78,350$95,342$74,318$60,712$64,454
Director, Telecommunications/Networking$89,471$107,590$82,000$80,134$83,226
Director, Enterprise Information Systems$96,305$115,000$89,556$88,269$86,434
Director, Research Computing$112,735$113,999***
Director, Enterprise Data Center$94,325$99,965$83,000$86,700$90,221
Director, IT Security$92,982$104,498$82,729$69,000$76,804
Director, Instructional Technology$77,880$95,467$73,120$69,168$67,918
Director, User Services$74,146$93,276$67,670$64,739$69,103
Director, Information Management$88,048$93,500$86,655$64,275$81,350
Principal Database Administrator$80,000$90,420$77,352$70,967$70,007
Principal Systems Analyst$73,553$88,519$70,720$65,800$62,538
Director, Athletics$98,086$206,550$98,880$83,190$67,975
Associate Athletics Director$69,779$101,252$63,675$61,151$57,810
A/A Athletic Director for Sports Information/Communication$47,066$61,396$45,602$41,814*
A/A Athletic Director for Men's Athletic Programs$74,485$137,721$51,500$58,338*
A/A Athletic Director for Women's Athletic Programs$65,000$92,000$56,506$56,316*
A/A Athletic Director for Finance & Business$80,184$99,000$60,000$72,100*
A/A Athletic Director for Operations$63,385$78,015$52,922$47,500*
A/A Athletic Director for External Affairs$77,256$92,227$63,700$48,874*
A/A Athletic Director for Development$78,000$85,850$65,000$51,783*
A/A Athletic Director for Academic Affairs$66,402$73,813$57,410**
A/A Athletic Director for Compliance$56,000$70,250$49,272$47,639*
Student Affairs
Director, Counseling & Psychological Services$79,226$96,743$73,015$71,277$58,129
Associate VP for Student Affairs$100,000$128,368$98,037$72,300$100,464
Assistant VP for Student Affairs$88,640$108,120$84,465$62,000$82,267
Dean of Students$87,755$111,654$81,704$84,750$85,000
Director, Greek Life$47,285$54,762$40,994$40,830*
Director, Foreign Students$58,865$72,493$55,978$49,178$57,052
Director, Campus Ministries$59,348$81,505$56,678$59,083*
Director, Minority Affairs$60,155$72,532$59,634$52,765$53,265
Director, Conferences$60,176$76,944$57,902$54,097$77,424
Director, Women's Center$63,000$66,149$60,008$55,000$70,759
Associate/Assistant Director Women's Center$47,000$47,000$45,829**
Director, Student Activities$55,608$70,000$53,313$47,255$59,195
Assistant Director, Student Activities$41,844$48,738$40,000$38,976$44,366
Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals$64,500$80,727$56,198$51,358*
Assistant Director, Campus Recreation/Intramurals$47,252$53,935$41,546$41,393*
Director, Union and Student Activities$71,216$82,472$67,772$65,730*
Director, Student Union$69,666$85,965$61,455$54,821*
Associate/Assistant Director, Student Union$50,822$59,197$46,549$41,799*
Director, Academic Advising$63,054$75,109$64,044$56,080$60,000
Director, Career Development and Placement$66,157$87,362$63,982$57,644$59,373
Director, Student Academic Counseling$64,601$86,078$61,950$55,015$69,326
Associate Director, Student Counseling$61,359$70,026$53,635$53,046$70,598
Director, Student Housing$65,000$92,770$62,103$54,290$48,542
Associate Director, Student Housing$52,478$66,727$48,971$41,222*
Housing Officer/Administrative Operations$58,435$65,000$47,445$42,099*
Housing Officer/Residence Life$45,438$61,500$45,683$39,577$36,502
Director, Student Health Services (Physician)$151,840$167,640$135,402$126,883*
Director, Student Health Services (Nurse)$68,845$85,451$68,336$59,582$66,946
Director, Student Health Services (Non Medical)$86,280$104,850$74,790$81,315*
External Affairs
Assoc/Asst VP/Chancellor for Development$118,912$158,464$101,377$110,662$116,288
Director, Annual Giving$64,508$84,220$61,200$60,000$69,038
Director, Corporate/Foundation Relations$80,168$99,007$75,117$76,398$74,100
Director, Planned Giving$90,537$113,038$85,398$85,000$51,831
Director, Alumni Affairs$69,345$103,002$65,143$58,628$57,195
Director, Development and Alumni Affairs$73,635$104,454$75,000$68,230$59,380
Director, Major Gifts$87,588$115,000$79,560$84,920$66,300
Director, Development for Instit School/College$80,190$86,001$65,043$78,831$77,606
Director, Donor Relations$63,800$72,933$57,427$57,000$63,299
Director, Advancement Research/Prospect Management$65,467$75,250$58,270$62,291*
Director, Governmental/Legislative Relations$125,000$145,469$102,701$92,620$103,174
Director, Federal Relations$124,800$128,825***
Director, State Government Relations$108,000$109,873$97,055**
Director, Church Relations$60,649*$65,293$58,924*
Director, Community Services$62,815$89,301$56,977$54,036$63,000
Director, Publications$67,627$81,800$63,000$63,615$70,414
Associate Director, Publications$56,419$61,604$52,104$51,253$65,605
Director, Information Office$69,650$89,100$66,415$62,072$61,167
Director, News Bureau/Service$67,506$79,185$59,987$60,990$70,848
Director, Marketing$78,510$94,000$75,879$69,949$74,952

2010-11 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY ©2011 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights

Ms. Linda Jenkins
Human Resources
South University
222 South Street
Atlanta, GA 30348
Re: Academic Advisor Position
Dear Ms. Jenkins:
I am an experienced Academic Advisor with proven skills working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. I recently noticed the Academic Advisor job posting on SouthUniversityTimes.com and feel this is the correct position for me because my experience and education match the skills for which you are searching.
I am strongly committed to the area of academic advising as I have been an Academic Advisor at Bell University for the past five years. I have been responsible for planning, developing, and conducting individual advising assistance with academic advising, class scheduling, and degree plans. Additionally, I am an active member in the National Academic Advising Association where I most recently taught a program session at the national conference titled, "Advising with a Dream." I have a bachelor's degree in Education and am currently pursuing my master's in Counseling in Higher Education. I have strong organizational skills which have been shown through tracking and monitoring multiple students through various semesters as well as developing reports that are submitted to State and Federal Agencies.
I look forward to discussing my background with you further. I have enclosed my resume and cover letter for your review. I will follow-up with you in 2-3 days to set-up a time to talk about this position. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.
Jennifer Jones