ERIC Number: ED222117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Salaries, Rank and Tenure at Maryland Public Universities and Four-Year Colleges Compared to Designated Peers. Academic Years 1976-77 to 1981-82.
Allard, Sandra; And Others
Faculty salaries, rank, and tenure at Maryland public universities and colleges are compared to those at selected peer institutions in the United States, based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics' 1981-82 survey "Salaries, Tenure and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty" and 1976-77 reports prepared by the American Association of University Professors. Faculty of both 9-10 month and 11-12 month appointments are included. In 1981-82, average faculty salaries at Maryland public universities and four-year colleges were below average faculty salaries at peer institutions on all-ranks basis and, with two exceptions, on a by-rank basis. In most instances, Maryland institutions are relatively farther behind their peer institutions today than they were in academic year 1976-77. In Maryland, no cost-of-living increase was appropriated for the 1981-82 academic year. Average faculty salaries have not kept pace with inflation. While average faculty salaries at peer institutions also failed to keep pace with inflation, they increased 6.2 percent more than the average for Maryland institutions. A much smaller percent of the faculty at Maryland institutions hold the rank of professor and associate professor and a much larger percent hold the rank of assistant professor and instructor at the Maryland institutions as compared with peer institutions. With the exception of Morgan State University, Maryland institutions have a significantly lower percentage of faculty with tenure than do their peer institutions. Analyses are presented for the University of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary's College of Maryland. A list of peer institutions is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, State Colleges, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers: Maryland; Morgan State University MD; Peer Institutions; Saint Marys College MD; University of Maryland