[The following resolution was approved by the Faculty Senate on October 18, 2004.]
Resolution Concerning Administrative Salaries
WHEREAS, Administrative salaries among the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) institutions have increased more rapidly than faculty salaries in recent years; and
WHEREAS, Faculty salaries in the University of Tennessee system have not kept pace with the SREB averages; and
WHEREAS, Cuts in state funding to higher education have resulted in decreased operating funds for academic departments and programs; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate(s) urge Governor Bredesen and the Board of Trustees to establish budget priorities that address the relative decline in faculty compensation, restore faculty lines and academic program operating expenses, and link administrator and faculty compensation trends and decrease the disparity between them.