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Some Progress on Faculty Salaries
The American Association of University Professors has come out with salary information for the 2016-2017 academic year, and, lo and behold, the College is doing better than in the past. Two years ago, we were absolutely at the bottom of the Ivy League in all categories of compensation, save for full professors, where we paid more than Brown and Cornell. That’s not the case now. We’ve moved up in the rankings.
Today our full professors still earn more than their homologues in Providence and Itaca, and, happily, our Associate Professors out-earn the faculty at Brown and Cornell, too. The College’s assistant professor are no longer at the bottom of the Ivy League either: they out-earn junior faculty at both Princeton and Brown:
But before anyone stops to laud Phil Hanlon for his efforts in this area, the inside word is that Phil had to be dragged kicking and screaming to increase faculty compensation. Various professors spoke directly with members of the Board of Trustees, and it was the Board that finally understood how low levels of compensation were hurting the institution. Congratulations to the Trustees for doing the right thing for Dartmouth.
Addendum: We can expect that the College’s salary averages will increase next year, too, when our newest English professor, Carolyn Dever, has her salary added to the faculty totals. In 2015 she earned $783,890 as the Provost. By now she is pulling down well over $800,000 to teach Jane Austen.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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