October 11, 2009
Kent State U. Says It Will Pay Bonuses to About 800 Professors
Lisa DeJong for The Chronicle
In a year when many college employees are going without raises or worse, more than 800 lucky faculty members at Kent State University will get cash bonuses, the result of an experimental incentive program the university started last year.
The bonuses are financed by a "shared success pool" based on how Kent State performs in three areas of strategic importance: freshman retention, external research support, and fund raising.
When Lester A. Lefton, the university's president,