Student Newspaper Publishes University of Alaska Salary Database

The Sun Star student newspaper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has published a faculty and staff salary database for the entire UA system.  Its launch is part of a larger look at UA’s finances, nicely summed up by the headline of a related feature: “How much money does it take to run the University of Alaska?

Amid a few technical bugs, administrative worries about “workplace friction,” and related concerns about the lack of context the numbers provide, Sun Star editor-in-chief Heather Bryant told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner “she views the [database] effort as a success.  Although the data is a matter of public record, tracking down the information without such a tool would be tough without a significant amount of time and effort. The database, she said, helps bridge that gap.  ‘In this case, public doesn’t necessarily mean accessible,’ Bryant said.”


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