Increasing Base Compensation for Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty, and Setting Clearer Policies for Professional Development Funds

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
To: NYU FULL-TIME CONTINUING CONTRACT FACULTY
From: NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming


Over the last few months, the leadership of the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council approached us to discuss issues of compensation and benefits for their members. In the course of these discussions, they advocated particularly strongly for two actions to be addressed swiftly: setting a higher minimum level of compensation that more properly reflects the professionalism of our full-time continuing contract faculty, and bringing clarity within each school about the availability of professional development funds.

We listened carefully, and the plain fact is, they are right. Full-time continuing contract faculty play an enormously important role in the education of our students, and contribute in countless ways to our academic community – from curriculum development to shaping the structure of academic programs within a number of schools.  And our level of support for these dedicated, accomplished colleagues should align with that.

So, we are raising the base compensation for full-time continuing contract faculty to a minimum of $60,000/year by September 1, 2017.

In addition, we have asked all the deans to promptly make clear how and for what purposes full-time continuing contract faculty can avail themselves of professional development funds.

We appreciate the guidance the leadership of the FTCC FSC gave us, and look forward to ongoing discussion concerning the equitable treatment of full-time continuing contract faculty. And we especially appreciate the hard work and care that full-time contract faculty devote to our students on a daily basis, which we hope today’s action demonstrates.