Work group makes progress on faculty salary equity study

The University of Oregon faculty salary equity study launched last year continues to move forward as the work group formed by the provost evaluates additional information gathered over the last several months.

The work group — made up of faculty members, administrators, United Academics representatives and others — has been reviewing an equal-pay analysis conducted by a consultant. The group is further investigating trends and evaluating individual results.

The equity analysis process will now include a case-by-case review of faculty members identified as outliers in the study. In order to complete the review, the work group is asking college and school leadership to provide answers to standardized questions regarding faculty compensation in their units.

Once this review is completed, the work group will make a recommendation to Provost Jayanth Banavar regarding equity adjustments. The committee hopes to have a recommendation to the provost by the end of April.

This research will inform the work group’s understanding of identified salary differences and any recommended action. The salary equity project began in 2018.

The provost is charged with making final determinations regarding the consultant’s study, evaluating the data and determining next steps. To ensure faculty member input on the issue, the provost has convened the faculty work group to assist with the study, which includes five tenure-track faculty members, including two nominated by United Academics.

More information about the study is available on the Office of the Provost website.