Fact of the Week: Faculty salaries stagnant while administrators earn millions

Fact of the Week: Faculty salaries stagnant while administrators earn millions

Faculty salaries have stagnated while top administrative compensation is over $1 million.

From 2009 to 2013, the average pay for non tenure-track lecturers at Duke has been stagnant. (1)
In 2012, President Richard Brodhead received a total compensation package of $1.1 million, and the average pay for the 10 highest paid employees was $2.49 million. (2)(3)

Sources:
1) Analysis of IPEDS data on average lecturer annual pay for 2012-2013 and 2008-2009. Average annual pay for lecturers decreased 0.2% during this time, resulting in a static average salary during this time frame. See …

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Students gather for speak-out

Students gather for speak-out

On Thursday, October 8, more than 55 people gathered at a speak-out in support of Duke contingent faculty members’ campaign for better working conditions.

The speakers, including three contingent faculty and three undergraduate students, emphasized the need to combat the growing corporatization of higher education, in which an increasingly small percentage of resources is invested in teaching. They underscored the negative effect of this corporatization on contingent faculty, who may not have job security, health benefits, or a clear career track, and gave their support to the contingent faculty’s initial steps toward forming a union.

The growing student …

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Students deliver letter of support for non-tenure track faculty

Students deliver letter of support for non-tenure track faculty

Last week, a group of undergraduate students delivered a letter of support for Duke Teaching First with more than 400 signatures to President Brodhead.

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Requesting data from the administration

Today, we heard back from Provost Kornbluth, acknowledging receipt of our letter requesting data on non-tenure track faculty.

We will update this page when we receive the information that Provost Kornbluth has promised to release.

You can read our full data request here.

You can read Provost Kornbluth’s response here.

 

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