Faculty Salaries Rise 1.2%, Lowest Increase in 50 Years

Faculty Salaries Rise 1.2%, Lowest Increase in 50 Years | Audrey Williams June | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 16 April, 2010

At the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, faculty members have held teach-ins, like this one in February, to protest mandatory furloughs. Even without taking such furloughs into account, national salary growth for college instructors this year was the weakest in at least half a century.

“No Refuge,” the title of the American Association of University Professors’ latest annual report on faculty salaries, gives a nod to the economic realities from which higher education has been unable to escape. Among them: A paycheck that barely grew from the year before.

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