Resolution 12-3 - Four Compensation-Related Observations
WHEREAS: Faculty Senate recognizes the tenuous financial position of the State of Missouri
and Southeast Missouri State University in previous, present, and likely continuing
in future years.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That given these realities, Faculty Senate makes four observations:
- Faculty Senate reiterates the concern, present in similar form among other employee
groups, that the attraction and retention of quality faculty and the morale of all
faculty are affected by the absence of compensation increases.
- When CPI increases without a corresponding merit raise, purchasing power of wages
will decrease. Therefore, all considerations regarding merit raises should be carefully
reviewed before disregarded as unfeasible due to financial difficulty.
- Overload and part-time instructor pay should be addressed by the Faculty Senate Compensation
Committee. These amounts have remained stagnant for several years and should be increased.
- The issue of discipline-based equity adjustments should also be addressed by the Faculty
Senate Compensation Committee to ensure that faculty are receiving comparable salary
compensation for their disciplines as compared to peer institutions.
|Introduced to Senate
|Second Senate Meeting
|Faculty Senate Vote