ERIC Number: ED152163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Politics of Faculty Salaries.
Saupe, Joe L.
Academic man is now, more than in earlier times, economic and political man. The parties interested in or affected by faculty salaries are: (1) faculty members; (2) other college employees; (3) executive officers and institutional boards of control; and (4) benefactors or funders, including students, philanthropists, state coordinating bodies, state executive officers, and government agencies. Six issues can be isolated in the question of one-year salary increase policies: (1) What should be the overall percentage or average dollar amount increase in faculty salaries?; (2) To what degree should the academic salary policy be based upon market considerations, and what is the appropriate market?; (3) Should the policy differ by academic rank or discipline?; (4) Should the academic policy and the nonacademic policy be uniform?; (5) To what degree will increases be based on merit, cost-of-living, and equity considerations?; (6) How is merit to be determined? The politics involved in the development of a long-range policy may be easier to contend with than those of establishing ad hoc annual policies. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the conference of the University of Southern California Office of Institutional Studies on Ethical and Economic Issues in Academic Salaries and Supplemental Income