ERIC Number: ED467770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Salaries at California's Public Universities, 2002-03. Higher Education Update.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report is the final report on faculty salaries at California's public universities for the current 2001-02 (current) and 2002-03 (budget) years. It contains a brief description of the methodology used to calculate the parity percentages and the faculty salary increase trends over the past 21 years. The faculty salary methodology includes two separate comparison institution groups, one each for the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). In the first half of the 1980s, the salary lag between CSU and its comparison group was consistently smaller than the comparable lag for UC and its group. By the late 1980s, this situation had reversed. The parity figure then declined in the mid-1990s, but recent budget constraints have reversed this trend once again. The "parity figure" for the CSU system for 2002-03 is 10.6%, the percentage by which average salaries in the State University system would have to increase to equal the average salaries projected to be paid by comparison institutions in 2002-03. For the UC system, the "parity figure" is 7.7%, the percentage amount by which University faculty will lag their counterparts if no salary increase is granted for 2002-03. Current budget constraints suggest that faculty at both systems are unlikely to receive salary increases in 2002-03 commensurate with the estimated lag of their respective comparison groups. The implications of more modest salary increases, if any, may put both the University and State University at a disadvantage when retaining existing or recruiting new faculty. Seven tables present comparison institution data by rank and allow the comparison of the two systems. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Teacher Salaries
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-445-7933; Fax: 916-327-4417.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California