ERIC Number: ED350929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
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Analysis of Faculty Salaries: A Comparison of The University of Maryland at College Park with AAU Public and Private and Designated Peer Universities: Fall 1990.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Institutional Studies.
A study compared faculty salaries at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) with those at other institutions. The data were drawn from the fiscal year 1991 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey, "Salary, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty", and the data for UMCP were compared with data for 33 public and private member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and also with data from 9 "designated peer" institutions. Average salaries were computed for each institution by academic rank, type of contract (9- or 12-month), and gender. Results indicated that at most institutions, the 9-month contract is more common than the 12-month contract. It was also found that at all three faculty ranks, UMCP reported lower average salaries for the 9-month contract than for the adjusted 12-month contract. In addition, at all institutions with two exceptions, male instructional faculty had higher average salaries than did female faculty at each academic rank. UMCP's percentage difference fell below the mean percentage difference at all three ranks. The study notes that the results should be interpreted with caution because several important variables that help explain salary differences are not controlled. Included are 10 tables in an appendix. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Institutional Studies.