Nevada Faculty Alliance
 

NFA stands up for appropriate, competitive faculty compensation

02 Oct 2017 10:30 AM | David Steel (Administrator)
Successful opposition to salary memo
On July 24th, 2017, then-Acting Chancellor Jane Nichols issued a memo to the Council of Presidents calling for a freeze on various types of internally-funded salary adjustments.

The Nevada Faculty Alliance opposed this memo. We spoke to legislators, Chancellor Thom Reilly, and ultimately raised the issue in testimony at the Board of Regents.

NFA efforts proved successful, as Chancellor Thom Reilly has now issued a clarification memo rescinding most of the Nichols' memo.

Resolution on salary
At it's recent Sep. 9th meeting, the NFA State Board voted unanimously to approve the following resolution regarding faculty compensation:

"NFA supports putting NSHE community colleges back on the step system for faculty salary increases, and that these increases be funded by the legislature, consistent with K-12 and state employees.

NFA supports merit pay for NSHE universities and the state college, funded by the state or by the institutions."

NFA will advocate for this viewpoint in all appropriate forums. To that end, we have submitted a list of three names to NSHE for consideration as possible nominees to the legislature's AB 202 committee, which will study faculty compensation along with the affordability and accessibility of higher education for Nevada students.

Our recommended nominees are:
Jeff Downs, WNC
Glenn Miller, UNR
Sandra Owens, UNLV


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