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Like many institutions of higher learning, the past five years have not been kind to faculty salaries.  For example, a recent AAUP study states:

An annual survey of faculty salaries being released today by the American Association of University Professors paints a dismal picture, suggesting that a historic low period for compensation increases continues.

More of this report can be found here.   http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/09/aaup-releases-faculty-salary-data#ixzz28eCWykr9

At our public institution, the president of the faculty senate stated that that there are four sources for increasing faculty salaries:

  1. increased state funding (direct appropriations)
  2. increased private giving
  3. increased tuition and student fees
  4. re-slice the pie of the current resources

This seems like a complete list to me.   What are your thoughts?   Where should the funding for increased faculty salaries originate?

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