Message from the President
Norman Faculty Compensation Program
OU President James Gallogly sent the following message to OU staff and faculty:
Dear OU Faculty and Staff,
As I have indicated before, we are transitioning from investment in “bricks and mortar” to investment in human capital – our people. A top priority has been finding ways to ensure that our dedicated faculty and staff are paid at competitive levels.
In furtherance of that goal, I am pleased to share with you that we will be recommending to the Board of Regents a Norman Faculty Compensation Program that would go into effect January 1, 2019.
The Provost’s Office has been working closely with HR and the Norman business analytics team on the development of the Norman faculty pay proposal to improve our market-comparative position. We also sought the input of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Faculty Compensation Committee, in addition to the Deans, Chairs and Directors.
The proposed Norman Faculty Compensation Program is a market-based adjustment that moves full-time instructional faculty, (ranked faculty, instructors and lecturers), in Norman-based programs on the Norman campus, at the College of Law, and in Tulsa closer to a competitive benchmark salary. In this program, the gap between current wages and the marketplace benchmark was determined using a standardized benchmark. Wages will be proportionally increased so that faculty furthest below the benchmark will generally receive the highest salary increases.
The proposed Norman Faculty Compensation Program will cost approximately $4.6 million (with fringe benefits) and $308,000 for Law and OU Tulsa (Norman faculty). The proposal includes a minimum 1.5% market-based salary increase (or a minimum of $1000), a maximum 6% market-based salary increase, and a 1.5% salary increase (or a minimum of $1000), for individuals already paid above the benchmark or where benchmark salaries were not available.
We will continue to evaluate salaries and look for ways to provide raises to our faculty at HSC and OU-Tulsa (HSC faculty) campuses as well as to the staffs at all three campuses.
More information will be available on Dec. 12 pending Board of Regents review and approval.