April 28, 2006
Inflation Beats Â Faculty Salaries Again
Faculty salaries failed to keep pace with inflation for the second year in a row, according to a new report by the American Association of University Professors.
Average faculty salaries are up 3.1 percent this academic year, but given the 3.5-percent inflation rate for 2005, real salary levels actually fell. The AAUP report suggests that real salaries may have declined in part because university administrators did not foresee that inflation would exceed 3 percent in the last two years