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ERIC Number: ED433900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
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Faculty Salaries in the Community College.
Robinson, Shawn
This paper compares community college faculty salaries in Florida and the nation, discusses the effects of unions on salaries, and addresses reasons for faculty continuing in education despite lower pay. Community college faculty salaries have increased an average of 51% throughout the United States in the last decade, with some states being as high as 60%. Institutions that used rank designations did not show significantly higher salaries than those that did not, which was also true for unionized institutions--those that were unionized were not significantly higher in salaries than those that were not. Salary levels tended to be more closely related to faculty experience, skill level, and geographic location. Even with significantly greater teaching, student contact, and committee demands than those at a four-year university, community college faculty tend to remain where they are. Research indicates that as long as faculty members are treated with respect, granted contracts and rewards based on performance and experience, included in decision-making, and paid within range of other community colleges, they will stay because they enjoy the student contact and the more "family-like" environment of a community college. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida