Associate’s Institutions Show Best Representation for Pay Equality, Women, and Minority Faculty
CUPA-HR reports that associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity.
According to CUPA-HR’s Faculty in Higher Education Survey, associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity for both women and underrepresented minority faculty than doctoral, master’s, or baccalaureate institutions.
CUPA-HR’s report explains that nearly two-thirds of associate institution faculty are women and/or minorities. The representation breakdown for associate institutions is as follows:
- 36% white men
- 8% minority men
- 44% white women
- 12% minority women
In comparison, only about half of faculty at other higher education institutions are women and/or minorities.
Across higher education as a whole, women make up about 47% of all faculty and minorities make up 21%. However, this representation declines as you move up in rank from associate professor to full professor. The decrease is most significant for women of minority status.
When combining all faculty in all disciplines, there is also a pay gap between white male faculty and their female counterparts. The data shows that female faculty earn about $0.87 for every dollar made by white male faculty. The disciplines that show the least pay equity include health professions and public administrative/social service professions.
Here is a summary of CUPA-HR’s report that showed that associate institutions demonstrate higher levels of representation and pay equity for female and minority faculty. Are you interested in more higher education news or looking for a consulting firm with experience with higher education institutions or medical centers? Then don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at McKnight Associates, Inc. We are ready to offer you hands-on human resources consulting for colleges, universities, medical centers, and organizations of all sizes.