Overview

The NSF ADVANCE program lays out four research questions as a framework for universities to document progress towards institutional transformation. One of these questions is, “What is the allocation of resources (salaries, start-up packages, and space) for science and engineering faculty by gender?”. The Resource Allocation Committee works to answer this question.

Impacts-Future Goals Graphic

Faculty Salary Study

The AdvanceRIT Resource Allocation Committee directs and oversees a salary gender-equity study of tenure-track faculty from across the university (including those in STEM, SBS, and non-STEM/SBS). The goal is to understand the direct and indirect effects that gender may have on faculty salary. The RAC examines salaries for potential systematic differences:

  • Discipline
  • Rank
  • Time in Rank
  • Terminal Degree
  • Benchmark Salary (based on discipline/rank)
  • Overall Performance Rating (not separate performance ratings in teaching, research, or service)
     

Does NOT account directly for scholarships quantity or quality, teaching evaluations, workload portfolio, experience prior to RIT, etc.

Tenured and Pre-Tenure faculty only, excludes deans and associate deans, endowed chairs

Process

Data:

  • 2014 salary after annual merit review and market adjustments for 699 T-TT RIT faculty.
     

External Consultant: Center for Higher Education at Ohio University, hired through transparent Request for Proposal (RFP) process

  • RIT Human Resources/Ohio University protocol for data exchange
  • Preprocessing of data
  • RAC only saw aggregate results
     

Statistical Methodology:

  • Regression model to observe effects of independent variables in explaining salary

Findings

Executive Summary emailed to all faculty; Presentation emailed to Deans

Journey Has Just Begun

Dissemination 

  • Executive Summary emailed to all faculty; Presentation emailed to Deans 
  • Open Campus Presentations 
  • RAC Poster has been Developed
     

Moving Forward 

  • Engage more faculty in the dialogue
  • Continue analyses with more complex models
     

Committee Members:

Kit Mayberry

Co-Chair: Kit Mayberry

VP of Strategic Planning & Special Initiatives
Dr. Margaret Bailey

Co-Chair: Dr. Margaret Bailey

AdvanceRIT PI
Stephen Aldersley

Stephen Aldersley

Associate VP for Academic Affairs, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Christine Licata

Christine Licata

Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Rich Dirmyer

Director of Institutional Research, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Judy Bender

Judy Bender

Assistant VP of Human Resources
Joan Graham

Joan Graham

Assistant VP of Institutional Research
Carol Marchetti

Carol Marchetti

AdvanceRIT co-PI
Pengcheng Shi

Pengcheng Shi

PhD Program Director in Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Christine Ross

Assistant Director of Compensation