Faculty Merit Process and Guidelines – April 2016 (Final version approved by the Senate)
Faculty Merit Process and Guidelines were approved at the April 15th Faculty Senate Meeting.
i. Motion: Whereas the Senate understands from the Provost that the merit program is part of a three-part approach to faculty compensation, which also includes annual cost- of-living increases, as well as ongoing, periodic equity adjustments;
Whereas the Senate also understands from the Provost that equity adjustments to faculty salaries will be evaluated and considered annually and that equity guidelines will be revisited in fall 2018 and periodically thereafter to reassess the composition of our peer and aspirant schools;
Whereas the Senate also understands from the Provost that equity, cost of living, and merit will be treated independently and that they shall be awarded cumulatively in any academic year.
Therefore, the Senate endorses the Faculty Merit Process and Guidelines, attached.
* Vote: The motion passed by written ballot with 25 yeas, 8 nays, and 1abstention.