Faculty Compensation FY2020

Committee Details:

Committee: Faculty Compensation
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2020
Fiscal Year: 2020


  • Chair: Mark Holder, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (2020)
  • Hossein Saiedian, Engineering (2022)
  • Josh Arpin, Business (2022)
  • Cambrey Nguyen, Pharmacy (2020)
  • David Weis, Chemistry (2021)
  • Ex-officio member: 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.

Specific Charges

  1. Examine the OIRP report (it should be run in late spring or summer of 2019) on equity in salaries of all faculty (tenure track and non-tenure track, including unclassified academic staff).
  2. Work with OIRP to design a set of metrics to follow related to detailed teasing apart of changes in salary levels at KU. Specifically:
    1. statistics about factors that could influence salary (bearing in mind that some of these may require permission to use data that is richer than simple average salaries for each rank);
    2. comparative cost of living measure at peer institutions based on the Runzheimer index;
    3. research how the voluntary separation incentive policy will affect data in the next few years; and
    4. information about total compensation (salary plus monetary value of benefits) to provide a more holistic summary of faculty compensation.
  3. Obtain the basic data for the standing charge from OIRP in early 2020.
  4. Write the committee’s report with comments on the equity analysis and basic salary data.
  5. Work with OIRP to assure that an analysis of factors contributing to salary changes is run in the spring or summer of 2020.
  6. Meet with Staff Senate to obtain information on the Employee Tuition Assistance Proposal and report on current status of the proposal.

Final Reports and Outcomes

Faculty Compensation Final Report FY2020 (pdf)

Faculty Compensation FY2020