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ERIC Number: ED174110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-15
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Equalizing Faculty Women's Salaries: A Case Study in Cooperation. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Gappa, Judith M.; And Others
The process used by Utah State University to equalize faculty women's salaries is examined. In 1972-73, Utah State University administrators began a discussion of the variables affecting faculty salaries. The university adjusted the faculty women's salaries until no statistically significant differences by rank were found. The analysis of salary differentials between men and women faculty was performed through use of a multiple regression technique. Lump sum allocations were made available to each college for the purpose of equalizing the salaries of faculty women. The allocations were based upon the results of the regression analysis, and the use of the allocations proposed by the respective deans were then studied using both the regression analysis results and qualitative assessments of faculty performance made by the deans. After the proposed salaries were computerized, the rerun of the regression analysis model showed significant improvement of the inequities. At the end of the third year, no statistically significant differences between men's and women's salaries remained. A review of the literature on salary equity models is included. Future plans for expansion of the regression analysis model to enhance its utility as a management tool are to incorporate productivity factors and supply and demand rankings for more objective salary administration. (SC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; Utah State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)