ERIC Number: ED362108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Faculty Consistency Pay Program.
Fraas, John W.
This paper examines the problem of experience level versus compensation level of college faculty via a study of 129 faculty members at Ashland University (Ohio). It presents the procedures that were used to identify faculty salary compression (in which new faculty may be paid more at equal or higher levels than existing senior faculty) at the school. It also discusses the compensation program (the Faculty Consistency Pay Program) designed and implemented at the university to (1) close the gap between the average salaries of the Ashland faculty and that of faculty at comparable universities, and (2) financially reward senior faculty for years of service to the university. An example of the procedure used in the new compensation program to determine the salary received by each faculty member is provided. The impact of the program on salary compression at the university is analyzed, and the results of a survey of faculty and Dean perceptions of the program are reviewed. Overall, the study shows that salary compression at the school did exist and that the program developed to change this condition is viewed by faculty and the Deans as fair and objective. Contains 10 references and 6 tables. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Experience, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Seniority, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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