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Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

As a private university, Seattle University is not required to release any information on faculty pay rates. Through the work of professors and staff, along with key members of administration, who are starting to make changes to rectify faculty being underpaid for several years. In the fall, David...

HR Study Finds Faculty Pay Below National Benchmark

HR Study Finds Faculty Pay Below National Benchmark

Josh Merchant and Khuong "Teddy" Võ

May 15, 2019

Seattle University’s Human Resources (HR) Department recently conducted a study on the salaries of faculty and staff, comparing them against “benchmark” salaries, which are based on similar positions both nationwide and within the city. This study concluded that while staff salaries were relatively...

Are Course Evaluations Doing More Harm than Good?

Are Course Evaluations Doing More Harm than Good?

Kristen Nielsen, Author

March 13, 2019

Student evaluations are often considered nothing more than an opportunity for potential bonus points; though the impact they have on teachers could mean the end of a career. Many members of the Seattle University community have expressed concern over the weight the school has placed on student evaluations—...

Adjunct Faculty: Underpaid, but not under contract

Bailee Clark, Author

June 10, 2018

The cost of attending a five-credit class for a quarter at Seattle University is around $5,000. The payment received by a part time adjunct professor at Seattle U is less than this figure. James Clune, a part time adjunct professor in the Communications department said that he makes $4,000 for each...

Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

Tess Riski, Author

April 26, 2017

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a single person living in Seattle who earns under $50,400 a year is categorized as “low income.” Someone making less than $33,600 qualifies as “very low income.” One who earns less than $20,200? They’re considered “extremely...

Stronger Together: Seattle University’s Unionization Victory

Stronger Together: Seattle University’s Unionization Victory

Madeline Mesa, Author

September 28, 2016

After waiting for two years, Seattle University adjunct faculty were officially granted the right to unionize on Sept. 12. The National Labor Relations Board approved a long- standing petition to allow adjunct faculty to join the Service Employees International Union, making Seattle U one of just a few...

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