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ERIC Number: ED158672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Usefulness of a Model for Determining Salary Equity.
Braskamp, Larry A.; And Others
A brief review is presented of a study on faculty salary equity undertaken during the 1976-77 academic year at the University of Illinois, Urbana. The study was conducted in three phases: description of university policies concerning salaries, determination of the existence of discrimination due to minority group status, and determination of salary adjustments for individual faculty members. The study sought to determine if salary discrimination existed for female or Asian faculty. There were 388 faculty members evaluated. Two separate regression analyses were conducted to determine if either sex or race was significantly related to salary when background and merit factors were statistically controlled. Two committees also evaluated the professional records of faculty, results of the regression analyses, and other information and made recommendations concerning salary adjustments to the college administration. An evaluation of the study model concentrated on two questions: whether the regression analysis procedure allowed all women a fair chance to be identified for review and whether the predicted salary adjustments based on the analysis correlated with actual adjustments based on committee review recommendations. Limitations of the regressional analysis method and alternative approaches are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March, l978)