Dive Brief:

  • As the economy shifts and certain industries become more lucrative to work in, there are cycles of “pressure” with “faculty being recruited by companies for outrageous salaries,” said Terri Fiez, vice chancellor for research and innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder, at a July research roundtable discussion hosted by The Science Coalition and Association of American Universities. However, she said, “it’s not always bad because people make choices, and those of us in academia are in it for a very specific reason.”