ERIC Number: ED187275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Linking Faculty Evaluation and Faculty Rewards in the University. Issues in Higher Education, Number 16, 1980.
The way in which faculty reward is linked to faculty evaluation is examined. It is contended that faculty reputations continue to be important to instructional images and professional advancement of the individual and are dominant in many systems of faculty evaluation. The contradiction when faculty are evaluated on the basis of performance and then rewarded on the basis of reputation is noted. The determinants of faculty salaries appear to be a complex mixture of status or rank, preparation or background, research or scholarly achievement, and professional reputation. Additional trends and factors that must be considered in planning for effective reward systems include inflation, the changing missions of many institutions, and affirmative action and other efforts to reduce discriminatory practices in higher education. One weakness of current faculty development programs is their lack of firm linkage to institutional incentives and rewards. Among the possible approaches that might be effective for faculty development and the improvement of instruction would be the establishment of pay scales that are truly meritorious. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Evaluation Criteria, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Incentives, Merit Rating, Professional Recognition, Reputation, Rewards, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Salaries
Southern Regional Educational Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.