ERIC Number: ED430504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-26
Reference Count: N/A
An Exercise in Growth and Adaptation for a Rapidly Growing State College: Faculty Pay Scale Report and Proposals. Presented to the Faculty Senate by the UVSC Faculty Senate Budget Committee, 1998-1999.
Hammond, Ron J.; Ormand, Pat; Nichols, Terry; Balden, John; Edgeton, Linda; Snedegar, Keith; Bruss, Denza; Makin, Linda; Worthington, Karl
This study of faculty pay scales at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) surveyed a total of 198 faculty on several issues: whether the current pay scale system provided enough flexibility to recruit and train faculty; whether it facilitated or inhibited consistency in faculty remuneration; whether it facilitated or inhibited a merit pay system, whether it met recruitment/retention and future advancement needs; whether it effectively met current and future growth needs; and how the current system compared with those of other colleges and universities in the state. The report examines the historical context in which this review took place, and discusses such issues as recruitment and retention, market equity, salary compression, faculty distribution, current practices of other state colleges and universities; and years of service. The study found that most faculty comments toward current pay scale were unfavorable; faculty also responded negatively to questions about state allocations of funds for higher education. Appended is a faculty salary schedule covering instructors and assistant professors and a year-of-service chart. Two new faculty pay scale proposals are also presented to the UVSC faculty senate for consideration. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Finance, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Recruitment, Financial Support, Higher Education, Merit Pay, Professional Recognition, School Funds, State Colleges, State Schools, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Valley State Coll., Orem.