July 28, 2005
- Skip Phelps, Chair
- Michael T. Nietzel
- 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.