ERIC Number: ED368255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of the Dollars: The Costs and Uses of Faculty Compensation. ERIC Digest.
Moore, Kathryn M.; Amey, Marilyn J.
This publication is a brief digest of a longer monograph on compensation policies for higher education faculty and the impact of these policies on the professoriate and the higher education enterprise. An early section describes the monograph's treatment of the current financial turbulence in higher education that has caused many institutions to cut budgets and led to lowered expectations and demands of faculty on their institutions. Monograph analysis of compensation structure covers linking compensation to institutional mission, collective bargaining agreements, retirement issues and early retirement programs and incentives. A description of estimates regarding the academic labor force of the future notes that impending retirements are likely to reduce the numbers of professors at senior levels by as much as 40 percent, that replacements may not be in the pipeline, and that external market issues and internal market issues are important determinants of compensation policy. The monograph looks closely at how compensation is used to motivate, recruit, and retain faculty, how supplementary compensation is used, and other related issues. A summary of the monograph's look at fair compensation covers the importance of equity, federal and state legislation affecting compensation, and salary discrimination issues. A final section describes how the monograph treats developing effective compensation systems. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Economic Impact, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Labor Market, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Salary Wage Differentials, School Holding Power, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Salaries
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: For the full report, see HE 027 271.