New Project Will Address Faculty Pay Disparities, Share Best Practices

Associations Now
By Lisa Boylan
October 22, 2021

A new effort aims to address salary inequities among university faculty, a timely concern as a 2021 study by the Women’s Power Gap Initiative and Eos Foundation found that women account for only 24 percent of the most highly compensated employees at the nation’s 130 major research institutions.

A multidisciplinary research team, including the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Aspire Alliance, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and American Association of University Women, will collaborate to better understand best practices for faculty compensation and provide insights to guide payment practices.

“No one likes to talk about compensation, and possible inequity, in particular,” said Carol Marchetti, professor at RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences and associate director of the Research Center on Teaching & Learning at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, in a press release.

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