On March 10, 2021, the Faculty Women's Forum hosted a panel discussion, Faculty Salary Equity and Transparency, at Stanford University. A videorecording of the discussion is available here.
Information about Stanford Faculty Compensation:
- Stanford Faculty Handbook section on Salaries Stanford University provides compensation to faculty members in the form of salary and other benefits. The descriptions in Chapter 5 of the Faculty Handbook provide some basic information about compensation and benefit plans.
- Lobbying for Pay Equity for Women Faculty, a short video clip about faculty salary and compensation equity from the 2018 oral history featuring the late Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and a former co-chair of the Faculty Women's Forum steering committee
- 2004 Report of the Provost's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Faculty (PACSWF) offers historical perspective and data analysis related to a variety of concerns about compensation equity for faculty at Stanford, and suggests recommended future actions. The PACSWF Subcommittee on Compensation, Resources, and Recognition was charged with examining material or monetary compensation and support for Stanford faculty, to identify possible areas of gender disparity for further study, and, where appropriate, to propose strategies for amelioration.
External reports and related resources:
- The Power Gap among Top Earners at America’s Elite Universities, a 2021 report of the Women’s Power Gap Initiative of the Eos Foundation, American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the WAGE project.
- UC-Berkeley Faculty Salary Equity Study, Annual Update, December 2020
- Understanding & Addressing Faculty Salary Equity, a 2019 report of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC); its report, "Promising Practices for Understanding and Addressing Salary Equity at US Medical Schools," offers a starting point for creating a strategy for salary equity.
- The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap: Fall 2018 Edition, a data-rich report of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
- Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want, by Linda Babcock and Sara Lashever, 2009, Penguin Random House.
- Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, 2003, Princeton University Press.
Faculty Compensation in the News:
- How to Successfully Negotiate Your Salary In this opinion piece, Dan Moseson shares stories and strategies from across higher ed that include pragmatic advice along with ways to tackle some systemic problems. Inside Higher Ed,April 19, 2021
- Faculty Salaries Dip This Year, by Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2021
- Salary Negotiations: A Catch-22 for Women by Kristen Senz, Working Knowledge, April 2, 2021
- Federal appeals court revives UO professor’s suit alleging ‘glaring’ pay gap between her and male counterparts, by Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, 17 March 2021
- Recent Ninth Circuit Equal Pay Act Decision A Reminder To Examine and Eliminate Gender-Based Pay Disparity (US), The National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 76, 17 March 2021
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? Ninth Circuit Finds Gender Discrimination in Retention Raise by J. William Manuel & Anne Yuengert, JDSupra, 17 March 2021
- Academe's Sticky Pay-Parity Problem Women are 60 percent of all professionals in higher education and have been earning the majority of master’s and doctoral degrees for decades. Yet women represent just 24 percent of the highest-paid faculty members and administrators at 130 leading research universities, according to a new study from Eos Foundation’s Women’s Power Gap Initiative, the American Association of University Women and the WAGE project. Women of color are even more grossly underrepresented, at just 2 percent of top core academic earners. Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2021
- Who’s Mostly Missing From Among the Highest-Paid Employees at Top Research Institutions? Women The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2021
- Professor Pay Is Flat -- Again Academic work is harder than ever, but professor pay was static year over year and probably won't be improving any time soon, according to the AAUP's annual salary report. Usual suspects offer biggest salaries, by Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, April 8, 2020; includes an AAUP table of average 2019-20 full-time faculty salaries by institutional AAUP category and affiliation, and professorial rank.
- Stanford News story about Faculty Salary quartiles, May 2009
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