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Compensation Review for Full Professors and Distinguished Professors

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Excerpt from the full Collective Negotiations Agreement (2014-2018), Article VIII, PART THREE: Compensation for Full Professors and Distinguished Professors Demonstrating Sustained Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching or Service

As of late October 2015, this part of the Agreement has not yet been implemented. The union will be in touch with Full Professors and Distinguished Professors when RU administration has taken steps to implement it.

 

PART THREE: Compensation for Full Professors and Distinguished Professors Demonstrating Sustained Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching or Service

I.          Criteria

A.         Six or more years after being appointed or promoted to the rank of Professor or Distinguished Professor, a faculty member may request a Compensation Review to qualify for an increase in his/her base salary of 1% to 2.5%.

B.         Faculty at the rank of Professor and Distinguished Professor may also request a Compensation Review six or more years after receiving a salary increase under Part Three of this Article. No faculty member may apply for a Compensation Review more than twice in any six year period.

C.        Any increased compensation awarded under Part Three shall be in addition to the funds provided for increases in compensation under Parts One and Two of this Article.

II.         Eligibility

Tenured faculty at the ranks of Professor and Distinguished Professor shall be eligible for a Compensation Review based on sustained excellence in scholarship, teaching and/or service.

III.        Process

A.         Each dean shall constitute a Compensation Review Committee (“CRC” or “Committee”) consisting of three to five tenured faculty members at the rank of Distinguished Professor to consider Compensation Reviews requested by eligible faculty. If necessary, the dean shall appoint the appropriate number of tenured faculty at the rank of Distinguished Professor from other units of the University to serve on the CRC. The CRC may seek such information and advice as it deems appropriate, including national as well as Rutgers comparators.

B.         Faculty requesting a Compensation Review shall submit to their department chair and dean a report of their scholarship, teaching and/or service since their last promotion or compensation review along with any other material they wish to have considered.  The faculty member’s submission shall include a current curriculum vitae.                                               

C.        The dean shall forward the faculty member’s submission to the Compensation Review Committee.  The Committee shall review the report and make a recommendation to the dean whether an increase is to be awarded to the faculty member and the amount of any increase.

D.        Upon review of the Committee’s recommendation, the dean shall make a recommendation to the appropriate chancellor whether an increase is to be awarded to the faculty member and the amount of any increase. The dean’s recommendation is subject to review and approval by the appropriate chancellor.

E.      At the conclusion of the process, the University will inform the AAUP-AFT as to each faculty member that requested a Compensation Review, the recommendation of the CRC and the ultimate decision.

IV.     Grievability

The granting or failure to grant a salary increase under Part III, including the size of the salary increase, is not grievable.

 

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