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ERIC Number: ED153554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 29
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Characteristics of Merit Rating Based Salary Plans at a Number of Small Private American Colleges.
Keane, Joseph A.
Information on existing salary systems at 82 small private colleges throughout The U.S. is presented. Included are discussions on salary scales in relation to merit rating, and the monetary value of typical awards. Twenty-eight of the 82 colleges indicated ongoing merit rating plans. Study results include the following: (1) merit rating is not the dominant theme in salary structures but is supplemental to several methods of determining and distributing salaries: (2) ranking of faculty and structured salary scales at the merit colleges suggest that they are highly typical; (3) the salaries at the merit colleges may be slightly higher than those at non-merit colleges; (4) the non-merit colleges include a significant number without structured salary scales; (5) evaluation of teaching by students was not a specific criteria for judgment of merit rating, although it is certainly implicit in determination of teacher effectiveness; and (6) the fact that the majority of non-merit campuses compensate faculty for extra teaching, in contrast to the merit colleges, suggests that merit rating systems may have resulted in the reallocation of salary funds from one area to another. (SPG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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