ERIC Number: ED468359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Executive Compensation in Public Higher Education, 2001-02. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report reviews the policies and resultant compensation levels for executives in California's public higher education system, including community colleges. With respect to community colleges, the study finds that average salary for chancellors in multicollege districts increased by 7.7% over last years report, while the average salary for college presidents in multicollege districts increased by 6.8%, and that of superintendents and presidents in single college districts increased by 7.3%. Despite modest increases over salaries in the past academic year, the average salary of presidents at the California State University lags behind national comparison institutions by 21.1%, a gap that is more than double last years gap. The average salary of chancellors is lower than that of chancellors at national comparison institutions by 27.3%, the greatest gap since the Commission began issuing this report. These findings underscore the difficult position of California's public institutions of higher education, caught between the demands of public accountability and economic constraints and the need to attract the best qualified personnel. Three appendixes describe the university systems executive benefit program, a compensation study, and the benefits program in May 2002. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrators, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Finance, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Salary Wage Differentials, State Colleges, State Universities, Teacher Salaries
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California