FSU Faculty Sound Off

By: Leonard Horton Email
By: Leonard Horton Email

2-12-07

The survey is in. Faculty at Florida State University says they want more pay and better parking.

This response comes from a mini-poll conducted by FSU's chapter of the United Faculty of Florida.

Close to 500 FSU faculty members responded to the survey. Eighty three percent of respondents want across the board raises, while 52 percent want multi-year contracts for non tenured faculty.

Among the complaints, faculty members say the pay is still too high for administrators and parking is still a pain.

"My sense is that they are not about to burn down the place or anything like that. It is a good environment, and faculty do their job. They are dedicated and they want the best for their school and for their careers," said FSU English professor David Johnson.

The FSU vice president for planning and programs admits their is a substantial gap in faculty salaries when compared to the market rate.


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