ERIC Number: ED178129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Professional Leave, Fiscal 1979. Washington Public Colleges and Universities. Report No. 80-3.
Johnson, Jackie M.
The Council for Postsecondary Education in Washington is required to collect and report information necessary to determine compliance with the law regarding professional leave activity in two- and four-year institutions (RCW 28B.10.650). Various sections of the law deal with the purposes of professional leaves; stipulate that remuneration shall not exceed the average of the highest quartile of a rank order of salaries of all full-time faculty; provide for compensation rates; describe governing board-faculty contractual agreements; and stipulate that the aggregate cost of remunerated leaves not exceed the cost of salaries that would otherwise have been paid to the personnel on leave. All institutions reported the necessary information for fiscal 1979, revealing: (1) at the state's two- and four-year institutions, 158.53 Full Time Equivalent leaves were granted; (2) total leave remuneration equaled $3,265,136; (3) total replacement costs equaled $936,457; (4) total program costs equaled $4,202,093; (5) contract salaries, that is, salaries which would otherwise have been paid to persons on leave, totaled $4,599,965; and (6) the difference between program costs and contract salaries equaled $397,872. The report provides information for each institution, discusses certain legal issues, and includes the relevant legislative sections. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.