Socially Sustainable: Living Wage Policies in American Higher Education
February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
Social sustainability is in the news every day, yet, our research on living wage policies in American higher education reveals that the vast majority of institutions do not have living wage policies. In this webinar we’ll provide our preliminary results, and share the rubric used to evaluate living wage policies. We’ll also provide a model to identify necessary allies to establish living wage practices and policies at their institution.
Ken Weidner, Assistant Professor of Management, Saint Joseph’s University
Ken Weidner is assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate from University of Illinois at Chicago, and was previously on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Organization Development. Prior to his academic career, Ken worked as both an internal and external consultant, helping organizations and individuals improve their effectiveness. Before consulting, he held a variety of management positions with Pillsbury’s Burger King division. His research interests include social justice in organizations; ethics in academe, business, and the professions; change and change agents; learning and teaching. He is also a consultant to hospitals and health systems, professional services firms, and information/technology firms on leadership development, organizational culture, and business ethics.