ERIC Number: ED365227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Faculty Compensation Issues within the State of Washington. In Response to Chapter 16, Laws of 1991, Section 609(4). A Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report addresses Washington State's historical and current information regarding salary increments for college faculty, salary disparity among postsecondary institutions and within institutional departments, and performance-based compensation plans for college faculty. Included among the report's findings are the following items: (1) inadequately funded merit systems can result in an inability to provide salary enhancements for faculty; (2) in recent years, funded increments in the K-12 and community college systems, in combination with general salary increases equivalent to those provided the four-year faculty, have provided greater salary increases to these groups compared to faculty at four-year colleges and universities; (3) the range in salaries between professional ranks is being compressed in some academic disciplines, a condition that developed as a result of market demands coupled with unstructured performance based salary systems; and (4) merit increases, a key element in salary flexibility, move individual salaries non-uniformly, but also make it difficult to identify specific factors that contribute to salary compression. Recommendations are provided. Appendices provide the report's statistical tables. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.