ERIC Number: ED186071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Management Compensation: A Progress Report.
Ramstad, Bill; And Others
This examination of the current status of compensation for community college management and administrative personnel first summarizes the findings of a study conducted by Howard R. Bowen, which determined that, compared to business executives in comparable jobs within organizations of similar sizes, academic administrators were indeed underpaid. This fact is demonstrated in a table comparing the average salaries of academic and business personnel in nine comparable positions. Next, the benefits that are currently provided to California community college administrators are discussed in comparison to the growth of employee benefits in private industry. This discussion is followed by an outline of seven problems encountered in conducting studies of community college administrator salaries: (1) salaries do not reflect total compensation; (2) administrative positions at single and multiple campuses are difficult to compare; (3) often there is incongruity between a job title and its responsibilities; (4) it is difficult to compare colleges that have dichotomized faculty and management with colleges where faculty have administrative responsibilities; (5) some colleges do not differentiate between certificated and classified managers; (6) administrative salaries are not easily compared with faculty salaries; and (7) available data are frequently outdated. Suggestions for managers to improve their bargaining power with local boards conclude the report. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrators, Admissions Officers, Board Administrator Relationship, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Deans, Fringe Benefits, Governing Boards, Health Insurance, Industry, Leaves of Absence, Multicampus Colleges, Research Problems, Retirement Benefits, Salaries, School Business Officials, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment Insurance, Vacations, Workers Compensation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.