Faculty Compensation FY2019

Faculty Compensation FY2019


Faculty Compensation


Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate


This committee monitors issues and develop proposals surrounding the levels and distribution of faculty salaries, services and other benefits, communicates with faculty and administration concerning personnel policies affecting faculty. 

Membership: The Committee on Faculty Compensation shall be composed of five members of the Faculty appointed for staggered three-year terms and an ex-officio representative from the Office of the Provost.


Chair: Mark Holder, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (2020)
Hossein Saiedian, Engineering, (2019)
Margaret Marco, Music, (2019)
Cambrey Nguyen, Pharmacy (2020)
David Weis, Chemistry (2021)

Chris Brown, Vice Provost, Faculty Development


Approved by FacEx: May 24, 2018
Approved by Faculty Senate: September 6, 2018

For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Kirk McClure.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by April 2, 2019in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 15, 2019.

Standing charge:

  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.

Specific charge:

  1. Work with Staff Senate Committee to investigate what, if any, negotiations should take place with regard to implementing some form of dependent tuition assistance program at KU.
  2. Work with the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to guide analysis of salaries for equity in gender, ethnicity, and race at a frequency to be determined.
  3. Investigate the factors contributing salary disparity between faculty at various ranks and provide recommendation to FacEx on strategies that it should advocate for in order to address the disparity in salaries between KU faculty by rank, especially at the associate level.