University Senate                                                                                  Proposed: March 29, 2002

Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO LEARN ABOUT THE SCALE

OF DISPARITIES IN SALARIES BETWEEN LANGUAGE LECTURERS AND

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS WITHIN ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

 

 

WHEREAS,     Columbia faculty salaries, like other closely held secrets, are the subject of intense speculation, and

 

WHEREAS,     all evidence suggests that Language Lecturers in at Columbia are seriously underpaid, with typical annual salaries well below $40,000, and

 

WHEREAS,     any effort to correct inequities in faculty salaries must draw on reliable aggregate information;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,      that the Senate ask the Provost to provide the Faculty Affairs Committee every September with the following salary information for each academic department:

            the ratio of the salary of the lowest-paid Assistant Professor to that of the lowest-paid Language Lecturer, along with the average salary for the Language Lecturers in the department.

 

Proponent:

 

 

Faculty Affairs Committee