UNF hiring and retention of Faculty

Questioner: Anonymous

Question posed to Pamela Chally, Interim Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Student success requires that UNF hire and retain the best faculty. Yet, according to studies conducted by the National Education Association, over the past decade, faculty salaries at UNF have been at, or near, the bottom of all 11 schools within the state university system. In 2018, the average salaries of faculty at all ranks were at, or near, the bottom of the state university system. In order for UNF to hire and retain the best faculty, what plans does the administration have to increase faculty salaries in 2019-20?

Question Answered by Pamela Chally, Interim Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Obviously, David already answered that question from the Faculty Association perspective. A couple things I’d like to say: I wish all of you had higher salaries. I know you wish that also. We really have not received any new sources of money for the last 10 years, and that’s difficult. It’s really, really been difficult. But despite that, last year and the year before, small raises, 2%, were available and that was the same average of raises across the United States. I want to say one other thing about this. It’s a two- way street in terms of being able to negotiate raises, and I really look forward to working with Kally and Bess at UFF in a new, hopefully very, very collaborative relationship, so we can make increasing progress in that area. I know it’s a need.

 

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