Monday, April 28, 2008

Two More Things I Learned Recently

  1. When my university hires someone with a masters degree in math as non-tenure-track, full time with benefits, year-by-year renewable faculty, the base salary is the same as what the rural counties in my state pay new high school teachers. This is, obviously, less than what the local community college pays.

  2. Word on the street says that the funding formula for the local community college is based on the grades given in individual classes (not just aggregate measures like retention). The more As, Bs, and Cs, the more money. Ds, Fs, and Ws mean less money. I'm sure that this makes for happy interactions between the administration and the math department.