Urgent: The WFU AAUP Faculty Salary Report and a motion to increase salaries are on the agenda of the April 9 college faculty meeting. Please be there to ask questions and vote on the motion (below), which was passed unanimously by the Faculty Senate on March 21, 2018.
Next AAUP Meeting:
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:30-4:30
Room: Tribble A108
- Approval of minutes of last meeting (see attachment).
- Discussion of Motion to Increase Faculty Salaries.
- Discussion of Evaluation of Administrators.
- New Business.
WFU AAUP Motion to Increase Faculty Salaries:
For the last 20 years Wake Forest has been ranked by the U.S. News and World Report among the top 30 universities in the country;
The national and international reputation of Wake Forest rests, in large part, on the innovative teaching, individual attention to students and research productivity of the faculty;
The mean of Professors’ salaries at the nine traditional cross-admit institutions is $161,300.1 WFU’s current Professor salary is $149,300. The mean of the cross-admits’ Associate Professor salaries is $110,400; $98,500 at WFU. The mean of the cross-admits’ Assistant Professor salaries is $92,000; $77,900 at WFU.2
Between 2011-12 and 2016-17, the mean rate of increase in Professors’ salaries at the cross-admits was 14.3%; 8.19% at WFU. For Associate Professors, the mean rate of increase at the cross-admits was 14.85%; 5.46% at WFU. For Assistant Professors, the mean rate of increase at the cross-admits was 17.85%; -1.52% at WFU.
The University stands in a weak competitive position with regard to recruiting and keeping the best faculty.
The University has announced that over $200 million has been raised for faculty and programs in the current Wake Will Capital Campaign.
BE IT RESOLVED: The Administration and Trustees raise faculty salaries at all ranks to the mean of the nine traditional cross-admit institutions by 2021 and raise salaries for non-tenure track faculty at a similar percentage rate as Assistant Professors.
1 Davidson, Duke, Emory, Richmond, UNC, UVA, Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee, William and Mary.
2 Sources: American Association of University Professors, Faculty Compensation Survey (Mar.-Apr. 2017); Office of Institutional Research. These figures are for 2016-17 and will be updated as soon as 2017-18 salary data are made available.
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