UT Faculty: Raise Tuition to Raise Our Pay

Faculty at the University of Tennessee have asked the school’s chancellor for a tuition increase each year for the next decade to create a pool of money specifically for raises, reports the News Sentinel.
In a resolution passed Monday during the last Faculty Senate meeting of the academic year, faculty asked for the creation of the fund in order to give market adjustment raises – that is, bring the salaries closer in line with the national average based on rankings of individual academic departments.
Gov. Bill Haslam has recommended a 1.6 percent increase for all faculty and staff as well as recommending the university have the flexibility it needs to set its own salary increases. Both measures still have to be approved by the Legislature.

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