Faculty Compensation Task Force
AS-2448-99/FA - May 6-7, 1999
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University direct the 1999-2000 Executive Committee to create a Faculty Compensation Task Force to address structural issues affecting the quality of education, including:
- the impact of compensation and workload on hiring new faculty in the CSU;
- the impact of compensation and workload on CSU faculty morale;
- the impact of compensation and workload on the quality of CSU faculty teaching, scholarship, and service;
- the pros and cons of establishing CSU salary differentials by discipline; and
- the pros and cons of establishing CSU salary differentials by geographical location;
- the tendency toward salary compression across faculty ranks in the CSU;
- faculty views of the relationship of compensation to "merit";
- the overall economic status of CSU faculty; and
- the overall goals of the compensation system for all faculty and how they might be reached.
The Task Force should provide a preliminary report to the Senate during the spring of 2000.
RESOLVED: That this task force will be appointed by the Executive Committee in consultation with the California Faculty Association leadership and the CSU system offices and will include at least one member of the Faculty Affairs Committee, as well as some individuals with expertise in organizational incentive systems within a university context.
RATIONALE: Because compensation is of great concern to the faculty, it is important that the Academic Senate of the California State University establish a Task Force to study and develop recommendations about faculty compensation. The purpose of the Faculty Compensation Task Force is to gather data, analyze those data, and report the results to the Academic Senate CSU, the California Faculty Association, and the California State University.
APPROVED May 6-7, 1999