Faculty Compensation FY2022

Committee Details:

Committee: Faculty Compensation
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2022
Fiscal Year: 2022


  • Chair: Cambrey Nguyen, Pharmacy (2023)
  • Josh Arpin, Business (2022)
  • Carolyn Watson, Music (2023)
  • Hossein Saiedian, Engineering (2022)
  • Justin Blumenstiel, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2024)
  • Ex-Officio: Chris Brown, Vice Provost, Faculty Development


Standing Charges

  1. Collect information on levels and distribution of faculty salaries. Report and make policy recommendations to FacEx and the Faculty Senate, including a 1-page executive summary of the Final Report.
  2. Evaluate how the pandemic and budget concerns have affected and will continue to affect faculty compensation on campus, make recommendations to mitigate such impacts. Review peer institutions and how they addressed COVID-19 impacts on salaries.
  3. Ask AIR to separate the effects of long-standing trends from those that are the results of recent budget cuts and the policy of incentives for early retirement.

Specific Charges

  1. Conduct an equity study focused on non-tenure-track faculty and include unclassified academic staff, lecturers, instructors, teaching professors, research professors, librarians, professor of the practice. 
  2. Discuss with AIR the possibility of establishing recurring equity studies under a workable timeframe.
  3. Discuss opportunities for more transparent interaction with data, for example through dashboards.   
  4. In addition to the current regression model, conduct and report on an analysis of compensation within a given rank using years in that rank as an explanatory variable. The current model uses rank and years of service as explanatory variables but does not explicitly model years in rank as an explanatory variable. 
  5. Examining the range of current salaries as a percentage of each person’s initial salary in their current rank could be a worthwhile method of detecting disparities in the distribution of raises.

Final Reports and Outcomes

Faculty Compensation Final Report FY2022 (pdf)

Faculty Compensation FY2022