ERIC Number: ED457709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Faculty Compensation Systems: Impact on the Quality of Higher Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 28, Number 2. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Sutton, Terry P.; Bergerson, Peter J.
Public debate over higher education has changed from questions about education, learning, scholarship, and professional service to performance criteria measured in quantitative, business-like indicators, such as revenues and costs of operation. The rules have changed, and new consumers have new concerns and challenges for higher education. Faculty compensation is one means an institution can use to achieve its mission, and it is a management tool academic administrators can use to meet external demands for cost control, faculty performance, and institutional quality. This report focuses on: (1) the link between the faculty compensation system and its impact on institutional mission and quality; (2) the external and internal factors affecting the amount of faculty compensation; (3) changes in absolute and relative levels of faculty compensation over time and economic factors affecting these changes; (4) the different types of compensation systems used; (5) the intellectual rationale of the two compensation systems used most often; (6) operational advantages and disadvantages of the faculty compensation systems; (7) development of an effective faculty compensation system; and (8) the types of systems recommended for different institutions. Appended are: Illustrative Criteria for Faculty Merit Awards and Evaluation Tool for Satisfactory Faculty Standards. Name and Subject Indexes are also included. (Contains 100 references and 6 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Criteria, Higher Education, Systems Development, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.; Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Note: Published six times a year. For Numbers 1-4, see HE 034 354-357.