Faculty members at California State University say administrators have failed to invest in professor salaries. The California Faculty Association released a report today showing its member's salaries have essentially remained flat, while compensation at the University of California and in the community college system has gone up.
Jennifer Eagan is a professor at Cal State East Bay in Hayward. She says the low salaries cannot be blamed on the recession.
"All three segments of California higher education, community college, the UC’s and the CSU, were all riding the up and downs of the California budget cycles in the exact same way," she says. "The difference is the CSU salaries have remained uniquely stagnant."
The Chancellor’s office says rebuilding the ranks of CSU's tenure-track faculty and addressing compensation are among its funding priorities.