Southeast Missouri State University

Faculty Compensation Committee

The Faculty Senate Compensation Committee was chaired by Rick Sebby in the fall semester and then (on an interim basis) by Willie Redmond in the spring semester.

In the Spring Semester, significant accomplishments were:

1. The Compensation Committee advocated for the passage of Faculty Senate Bill 11-A-28: Faculty Merit Pay Policy and Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy (which was subsequently approved by the President on May 5 and the Board of Regents).

This Bill:

a) Changed the “then” current language of the Faculty Merit Pay Policy (Bill 08-A-05) which read, "…faculty will receive a salary increase funded by a pool consisting of at least 75 percent of the aggregate amount of each years' faculty salary increase determined through the annual budget review process",

And REPLACED it with, "…faculty will receive a salary increase funded by a pool consisting of at least 87.5 percent of the aggregate amount of each year's faculty salary increase determined through the annual budget review process. Promotions to Associate Professor and Professor shall be funded as a “cost of continuing," determined by the annual budget review process.”

b) Changed the “then” current language of the Faculty Promotion and Tenure Policy (Bill 08-A-04) which read, “The base pay increases will be funded by a pool consisting of no more than 25 percent of the aggregate amount of each year's faculty salary increase determined through the annual budget review process",

And REPLACED it with, "The base pay increases will be funded by a pool of monies included in the University's annual cost of continuing determined through the annual budget review process. Post-Professorial Merit increases will be funded by a pool consisting of no more than 12.5 percent of the aggregate amount of each year's faculty salary increase determined through the annual budget review process. If there is a year in which there is no faculty salary increase, contingencies will be made to fund Post-Professional Merit through the annual budget review process."

2. The Faculty Senate Compensation Committee brought the following resolutions to Faculty Senate, which were subsequently passed:

a. Resolution 11-02: Contingent upon the approval of Faculty Senate Bill 11-A-28, the Faculty Senate supports the idea that any monies allocated for Post-professorial Merit will not be included in the calculation of the percentage salary increase for faculty, which is reported to any and all media outlets.

b. Resolution 11-03: Contingent upon the approval of Faculty Senate Bill 11-A-28, the Faculty Senate supports the concept of establishing a pool of 12.5% of the aggregate amount of available monies into the “cost of continuing” to fund extraordinary merit raises for staff.

c. Resolution 11-04: It was requested that ...”for the Summer Session 2011, the maximum teaching load limitations stated in the Faculty Handbook be suspended and that in the interest of serving students in online courses the maximum faculty teaching assignment for the summer session be increased from 16.5% of base salary to 33% of base salary”.

Submitted by Willie Redmond, Interim Chair Compensation Committee 2010-2011

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