ERIC Number: ED442317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Tenure and Pay Structures in Canadian Universities. Research Monographs in Higher Education, Number 4.
This monograph examines tenure and pay structures in Canadian universities, focusing on hiring, tenure, promotion, salaries, and termination; and examining the employment relationship from both economic and managerial perspectives. After briefly reviewing the concept of tenure, the discussion moves to career hierarchies and pay structures, including career ladders (hiring, tenure, and promotion), and wage structures (underpayment and overpayment of professors), which are examined from an employment contract perspective. The next sections focus on unique features of tenure (e.g., why so many candidates are hired for a single competitive tenure position or why those denied tenure must be asked to leave) and propose several alternative routes to tenure. Other topics considered are whether standards differ for universities with a more egalitarian philosophy, and the rationale for tenure as a way of protecting faculty. A brief section looks outside the Canadian system to examine the German system of hiring professors. Other sections of the monograph discuss incentive structures and their design, particularly the tension between research and teaching, and the profound influence that tenure has on collective bargaining between faculty associations or unions and university administration. The final chapters offer suggestions for reform and discuss some of the implications. (Contains 56 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Incentives, Institutional Administration, Personnel Selection, Promotion (Occupational), Student Motivation, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Tenure, Tenured Faculty, Unions
Centre for Higher Education Research and Development, University of Manitoba, 220 Sinnott Building, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Centre for Higher Education Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Germany