ERIC Number: ED476878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Salaries at California's Public Universities, 2003-04. Higher Education Update.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report contains information on faculty salaries at California's public universities for 2003-2004. The report describes the methodology used to calculate salary parity percentages and documents faculty salary increase trends over the past 22 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). The methodology consists of collecting salary data from comparison institutions and then using a computational process that involves the weighting of several data elements by various factors, such as the number of faculty at each rank. During the first half of the 1980s, the salary lag between CSU and its comparison group was consistently smaller than the lag for UC and its comparison group, but by the late 1980s, this situation had reversed. In the economic recession between 1991-1992 and 1994-1995, few if any faculty salary increases were funded, which worsened the compensation deficiency between faculty at California's public institutions and their comparison groups to create the largest compensation disparity since the inflationary era of the 1970s and early 1980s. Current budget constraints suggest that faculty at both UC and CSU are likely to receive minimal or no salary increases in 2003-2004. The implications of this finding may put both universities at a disadvantage when retaining or recruiting new faculty to meet the needs of students. It is possible that the current national recession will temper the negative effects of small or no salary increases because so many institutions in the United States will be in the same position. (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: 916-322-9628. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California