ERIC Number: ED451782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Salaries in Colleges and Universities: Where Do SREB States Stand? Educational Benchmarks 2000 Series.
This report discusses college faculty salaries in member states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Data from a variety of sources show that, overall, faculty salaries have not grown at rates as high as those of other workers with advanced levels of education over the last 10 years. In fact, faculty salaries have not grown at rates as high as those of all workers, regardless of level of education, over the last 25 years. The gap between the average faculty salaries in the SREB and the nation for public 4-year and 2-year colleges has grown over the last 10 years. The gap between the earnings of senior faculty and junior faculty is greater than it was 10 years ago. The gap between the salaries of faculty at universities with the largest graduate education programs and those of faculty in the other colleges has also grown. In the SREB region, the challenge is to bring faculty salary gains more in line with the gains made by other occupations and more in line with gains for faculty outside the SREB region. The number of top quality faculty is limited, just as in any profession, and states that do not offer comparable salaries may not be able to compete effectively for faculty. SREB states must take deliberate actions to ensure that their colleges and universities get their share of top quality faculty. (SLD)
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 ($2.50 handling fee). Tel: 404-875-9211, ext. 236; Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.