College Looking to Close the Pay Gap Between Their Different Campuses
Rutgers University signs an agreement that attempts to close the major pay gaps between its flagship campus and its other campuses.
Recently, academics at Rutgers University in New Jersey signed an agreement that attempts to close the major pay gaps between its flagship campus and its other campuses in more disadvantaged communities. The four-year contract between Rutgers and its main faculty union (consisting of 4,800 members) agreed to offer 3% pay raises to faculty at the colleges’ outposts to match employees on the main campus. Additionally, the agreement also included a demand that the university equalize pay between academics working at the flagship New Brunswick campus and the academics working at the Newark and Camden campuses.
This move is quite unusual as many other state university systems tend to favor their flagship campuses as a means of building up their reputations. However, by sharing the wealth across the system, Rutgers hopes that they will be able to empower and advance their Newark and Camden campuses.
In addition to reducing the pay gap between the three Rutgers campuses, the agreement also looks to balance pay more equitably within academic disciplines to reduce racial and gender-based salary disparities. For instance, one provision in the agreement requires that professors be paid 91% of the mean salary of a professor of equivalent rank in the same field.
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