101.1 Faculty Salaries
|Created by: Pat Teague on 2/5/1999|
|Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 00 - General|
|Originator: Academic Administration and Faculty Status Committee|
|Current File: 101.1|
|Adoption Date: 10/14/1996|
|Reviewed for Currency: 9/28/1998|
|Replaces File: 101.1|
|Date of Origin: 5/12/1986|
|In Archive? Yes|
101.1 Faculty Salaries
For many years Furman University has provided annual salary increases for the faculty. These increases have been based on evaluations and recommendations developed by the appropriate academic department chairs, the Faculty Status Committee, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.
Whenever budgetary considerations permit , Furman will provide annual salary increases to the faculty to keep the faculty abreast of inflation and to reward merit. These increases will be based on evaluations and recommendations by the chairs and recommendations by the Faculty Status Committee to the Dean.
1. Academic department chairs will prepare and send to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean written evaluations of each member of their departments. The evaluations of untenured faculty will be submitted early in the fall term each year; those of tenured faculty, early in the fall term of alternate years. These evaluations should respond to criteria established in File 152.2 and File 167.8.
2. Chairs will also file with the Dean a recommendation for salary increases in accordance with the merit categories established by the Faculty Status Committee. Normally such recommendations will be "above average," "average," or "below average."
3. Funds available for salary increases will normally be divided into a cost-of-living pool and a merit pool. Each year the Faculty Status Committee will recommend to the Dean how the funds shall be divided and how the merit categories shall be translated into salary increases.
4. Using information that include the faculty members' reports, department chairs' evaluations, and students' ratings, the Faculty Status Committee also submits to the Dean recommendations for salary increases for each member of the faculty. (Although increasing the salary is the normal pattern, the committee or the Dean might in some cases recommend no increase.) The committee bases its recommendations on merit only, in accordance with the criteria established in Files 152.2 and File 167.8.
5. Merit-category recommendations for untenured faculty will apply to the next contract year; those for tenured faculty will apply to the next two contract years.
6. Upon receiving the recommendations of the department chairs and the Faculty Status Committee, the Dean may consult further with the appropriate department chairs before establishing the actual increases. Subsequently the Dean reports to the Faculty Status Committee on those instances in which the administration deviates from the recommendations of the committee. See File 198.2.
7. The Dean, with the President's approval, issues a contractual letter. Normally these letters are issued during the first week of April.