Tuesday, November 08, 2005

That darn merit pay 

Skip Sauer finds a study that shows merit pay in universities leads to better students, more research funding and research cited more often. Says John Chant of Simon Frasier University, "A university's failure to put in place salary structures that provide incentives for productivity represents a breakdown of governance."

So who's responsible for that governance, administrators or faculty? With a unionized faculty??? A colleague of mine has threatened to do a study of the relationship of faculty research output and union activity. I bet we could get a faculty research grant to do it...from the union!