Charge

July 28, 2005

TO:
Skip Phelps, Chair
Greg Burris
Christy Drale
Wendy Ferguson
John Harms
David Hough
Lyn McKenzie
Phil Nichols
Mark Richter
Garry Sorrell
Gary Stewart
Steve Thomas
FROM:
Michael T. Nietzel
President
SUBJECT:
Compensation Committee

Thank you for agreeing to serve on the Compensation Committee. This was one of the committees that I announced on July 1.

Simply stated, your charge is to recommend a compensation system that includes merit and equity as primary considerations for salary increases. Specifically, I would like for the committee to consider these major questions:

  • To what degree should merit and equity be used in assigning salary increments?
  • What kind of evaluation system needs to be in place to accompany the move to a merit- and equity-based system?
  • What policy should be used for determining the salary for administrators' return to faculty?
  • How can the classified system (step and grade) be integrated into a move to a merit-based system? What would the process and timeline be for such a change?

In the near future, Skip Phelps will call the first meeting of the committee, and please be aware that we may add one or two more members in the near future. I would like to have your recommendations no later than December 15, 2005.