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ERIC Number: ED352900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-1
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Faculty Support for a Merit Pay System. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Anderson, Kristine L.
This study examined attitudes among faculty of Florida State University (FSU) toward an established merit pay system and in particular whether faculty were more comfortable with a merit system which included departmentally developed criteria. Union and administration had agreed on a merit pay system in 1984 which included faculty and departmental participation in developing the system. The data for this study came from a questionnaire survey of the faculty and librarians at each of the nine institutions in the FSU system. Analysis of the 954 usable questionnaires returned (a 16.5 percent response rate) found lower support for merit pay among more senior ranked faculty, among those in small comprehensive universities, among union members, among librarians, and among faculty in the humanities, arts and letters, and education. Stronger relationships were found for variables representing experiences in the department with merit pay. In particular faculty attitudes were related to whether they were aware of departmental merit criteria, whether they believed raises had been distributed according to those criteria, and whether they believed their department had received a fair share of university merit pay funds. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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