Phi Beta Cons

Are we underpaying professors?

An issue that comes up year after year is whether professors are paid enough, with the answer from the establishment naturally being that we aren’t, and unless something is done about it, universities will suffer a “brain drain.” The Pope Center has studied faculty compensation in the UNC system and finds that it’s comparable to compensation at peer schools.
Furthermore, when faculty vacancies are posted, they bring a deluge of applications from qualified people — hardly a sign that the pay is too low.
Our Clarion Call this week deals with this issue and links to the new study.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.