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ERIC Number: ED352701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
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Overcoming Merit Pay Dissatisfaction: A Faculty-Developed, Bilevel, Criterion-Based Plan.
Tracy, Dyanne M.; Muir, Sharon Pray
A faculty-developed, criterion-based merit pay plan is described in this paper. Participation among department members is voluntary, and peers allocate merit pay based on pre-established criteria. The plan includes three categories of expectations--teaching, scholarship, and service--which are evaluated at two performance levels--strong and exceptional. The plan development process, evaluation criteria, and distribution of merit pay are described. A case study of a hypothetical department is offered to illustrate the distribution of merit pay under the plan. A variation of the plan has been used for 9 years at Oakland University (Michigan), whose faculty consider it effective, balanced, and fair. Although the plan has limitations--its use of standardized student evaluations, the higher status of journal publications, and the lack of quality assessment in the service category--it evaluates performance on the bases of both quantity and quality. Two tables are included. (Contains 8 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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