Sunday, June 24, 2007

UA Faculty Salaries among Lowest in SEC

Faculty salaries at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are among the lowest in the Southeastern Conference. Only Mississippi State University’s salaries are lower, according a national report by the American Association of University Professors.

UA Administration spokesmen blamed the legislature for not appropriating more money. They did not mention the inordinate amount of the University budget consumed by the ever-growing number of administrators with salaries higher than the teaching faculty, nor did they explain why professors in the Walton College of Business are paid $50,000 more per year than faculty in the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences. Coaches make more than faculty in any college.

News coverage in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette also noted that male faculty members are paid more than female faculty members at all academic ranks.

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