ERIC Number: ED259676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Information Requirements for Faculty Merit Pay Decisions. AIR 1985 Annual Forum Paper.
Johnson, F. Craig; Tuckman, Bruce W.
The development of an information system to help College of Education faculty at Florida State University campuses determine the criteria and procedures for awarding merit pay is described. Faculty groups need information that address both the objectives of individual faculty members and institutional goals. Data needed from the following five sources were examined: five-year salary history, faculty activity for current term, faculty assignment form, types of publications individual faculty completed over the previous five years; and the ranking of journals by faculty. Data collected on instruction and research from existing records from 22 programs, six departments, and for the college as a whole are summarized. Findings include: productivity appears unrelated to rewards; instructional and research productivity appear highly related; and the presence of active Ph.D. candidates appears unrelated to research productivity. Using the information system to identify the most productive programs can help direct both rewards and other resources to them. Institutional issues of faculty equity and motivation to maintain an academic culture are considered in light of a salary model. Conclusions are drawn about an information system to monitor faculty rewards. A salary increase form and faculty activity form are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Programs, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Information Needs, Management Information Systems, Merit Pay, Productivity, Records (Forms), Research, Scholarship, Schools of Education, State Universities, Teacher Salaries, Writing for Publication
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
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