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ERIC Number: EJ1140891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
How Far from Income Equity Are Faculty in Four-Year, Non-Doctorial Universities?
Hensley, Brandon
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v10 n1 p13-17 Spr 2014
Increasingly, scholars in academia as well as journalists are noting vast pay discrepancies among professorial ranks. This study is an attempt to examine how gender, rank, and scholarly output influence faculty members' income from their institutions. Using equity theory as a conceptual framework, the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF04) is used for data analysis purposes. Descriptive, associational, and inferential statistics are employed; specifically, linear regressions were conducted to examine the factors that predict income from the institution. The findings of this study are discussed as they align with the reports of others who study the glaring income gap in the American professoriate. As Kezar & Sam (2010) have argued, there is a new faculty majority, and it is comprised of individuals who are significantly less salaried and secure in their positions, while at the same time being called on to teach more fundamental/core classes across campuses. In short, they are not being compensated equitably for their contributions and importance to the "front line" of educating college students (many of them in freshman/sophomore level classes).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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