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Report 92-8: Faculty Salaries in California's Public Universities, 1992-93: A Report to the Legislature and Governor in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 (1965)

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

March 1992

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Annually, in accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 of the 1965 General Legislative Session, the Commission submits to the Governor and the Legislature an analysis of faculty salaries in the University of California and the California State University for the forthcoming fiscal year.

The Commission's report for the 1992-93 fiscal year contains and analysis of the data submitted to the University and State University by their respective groups of comparison institutions and shows how those data are formulated into the parity percentages included in the report. The parity percentage is an average amount of increase in salary necessary for each segment to maintain a competitive position in relation to its respective comparison group of institutions. This year, the estimated faculty salary parity amounts for the University and State University are 6.7 and 6.0 percent, respectively.

This year's report includes an analysis on pages 6-7 of salary increases granted for the past 14 years in California compared to increases in the national and California Consumer Price Indices. It also presents a brief discussion on pages 9-14 of faculty compensation beyond the standard scale for the past three years at the University of California and the implications of these high salaries for the University's ability to attract the finest scholars in the nation. It also discusses on pages 5-6 the differences between the University's and State University's methods for computing their parity figures in terms of the weighting or non-weighting of faculty by comparison institution staffing patterns.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting of March 30, 1992, on recommendation of its Policy Development Committee.

Later this summer, the Commission will publish a related report that will describe faculty members' salaries at California's Community Colleges and salaries of administrators at the University of California and the California State University.


Related Topics: Faculty Salaries, Executive Compensation, Faculty and Staff Issues
 

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(916) 445-1000 or via e-mail at Research_Staff@cpec.ca.gov.

A copy of any publication may be requested from the Commission's Publications Unit
(916) 445-1000 or via e-mail at Publication_Request@cpec.ca.gov.

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