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Report 97-2: Faculty Salaries at California's Public Universities, 1997-98: A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 (1965)

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

April 1997

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The California Postsecondary Education Commission submits an annual report to the Governor and Legislature on the salaries of faculty at the California State University and the University of California. This analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 of the 1965 General legislative Session.

This report compares the current-year faculty salaries at California's two public university systems with projected salaries for the coming year at their respective comparison institutions which are largely drawn from other parts of the country. The result of this analysis is the calculation of a parity percentage for the public university faculty. This parity percentage is an estimate of the average salary increase that faculty in each system would have to receive in the coming year in order to keep pace with salaries paid at the comparison institutions.

For 1997-98, the estimated faculty salary parity figures are 10.8 percent at the California State University and 6.7 percent at the University of California. Also included is an explanation of the methodology used to calculate these parity figures.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on April 7, 1997, on recommendation of its Fiscal Policy and Analysis Committee.

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

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