The Worst Salary Year

April 12, 2010- As the economy struggles to regain much of its strength after this past years recession, an article from Inside Higher Ed called, “The Worst Salary Year” explores a survey collected by the American Association of University Professors that ¬†found the average salary of a full-time faculty member in 2009-2010 is only 1.2 percent higher than it was a year ago.

While this survey only covers full-time faculty members, many reports suggest that part-time faculty were not seeing any salary gains this year as well. This article urges professors to increase their knowledge of higher education finance and John Curtis, director of research and public policy for the AAUP stresses the importance of staying involved.