From: Wayne Westling" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:03:58 -0700
The Senate Budget Committee has discussed at several meetings the question of where instructors fit into the picture of the White Paper and the projected compensation increases over the next 5-7 years. It is more complicated that I believed. We have Instructors and Senior Instructors. Some are full-time and others are part-time; there are various FTEs across campus. Some are tenure-related; others are not. Some units of the university have hiring processes and reappointment procedures for instructors; others apparently do not.
We need sound data about instructors in order to make sense out of this, and to see where the compensation part of the issue fits into larger questions about the relation of instructors to other faculty. I stress that we are only looking at the compensation question. Our work on this project has been based on sound data. We need the same quality data about instructors at the UO and at comparator institutions.
We have begun the process of gathering that data. I hope we will be able to present our initial finding in the fall.
Sincerely, Wayne Westling, Chair Senate Budget Committee