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Aid, scholarship delays fluster YSU students

The current salaries of YSU faculty:
Professor – $ 75,674
Associate Professor – $ 64,215
Assistant Professor – $ 51,238
Instructor – $ 38,689
Remember this is for NINE months. Our area is severely depressed and the college community can not afford to be the only ones making sacrifices. A 7% raise in tuition in two years plus as raise in other fees is ridiculous. Why should the student/parents foot the whole burden? It is time for administration and faculty to bear some of the load in these tough times.
To compare YSU's faculty pay rate to other colleges is like comparing apples to oranges. Again this area has a median annual salary of $26k (for 12 months not 9) and a unemployment rate well over 10%.
One can live very well off a starting salary of $51K in Youngstown. Not to mention that number does not include any monies that are made by teaching over the summer semester. The pay rate for summer is "is MUCH higher than other colleges and universities in the area".
I have no problem paying someone their worth, however in this community and economy I feel that everyone should sacrifice, just not the student. Especially those that are coming off a 13 plus % pay raise over the last 3 years in that took place in middle of a recession.

August 20, 2011 at 1:24 p.m. suggest removal

Aid, scholarship delays fluster YSU students

Here is something that also needs to be taken in to account...
"the fact finder notes that under the parties’ current collective bargaining agreement, bargaining unit members received annual salary increases of 6.1% in 2009, 3.5% in 2010, and 3.8% in 2011. There is no evidence in the record of a reduction in staff, hours, or pay suffered by bargaining unit members during the term of the current Agreement, from August 18, 2008 through August 17, 2011. The pay raises received during these years stand in contrast to the experience of many workers in the public sector who during this period were laid off or agreed to give back work through furlough days and/or agreed to shoulder increased expenses to reduce employer costs".
"The fact finder notes that a professor’s minimum salary in the 2008-2009 nine-month school year was $71,330; for the 2009-2010 nine-month school year the minimum moved to $73,470; and for the 2010-2011 NINE-MONTH school year the minimum moved to $75,674".
These salaries are coming from a community where the median income is $26,000 (for 12 months not NINE) and a high unemployment rate. It is unfair to keep putting the burden on the students/parents. Over the last 3 years faculty received over 13% in raises in the middle of a RECESSION when the rest of use were taking cuts and making sacrifices!

August 20, 2011 at 12:27 p.m. suggest removal

Aid, scholarship delays fluster YSU students

Here is something that also needs to be taken in to account..."the fact finder notes that under the parties’ current collective bargaining agreement, bargaining unit members received annual salary increases of 6.1% in 2009, 3.5% in 2010, and 3.8% in 2011. There is no evidence in the record of a reduction in staff, hours, or pay suffered by bargaining unit members during the term of the current Agreement, from August 18, 2008 through August 17, 2011. The pay raises received during these years stand in contrast to the experience of many workers in the public sector who during this period were laid off or agreed to give back work through furlough days and/or agreed to shoulder increased expenses to reduce employer costs".
"The fact finder notes that a professor’s minimum salary in the 2008-2009 nine-month school year was $71,330; for the 2009-2010 nine-month school year the minimum moved to $73,470; and for the 2010-2011 NINE-MONTH school year the minimum moved to $75,674".
These salaries are coming from a community where the median income is $26,000 (for 12 months not NINE) and a high unemployment rate. It is unfair to keep putting the burden on the students/parents. Over the last 3 years faculty received over 13% in raises in the middle of a RECESSION when the rest of use were taking cuts and making sacrifices!

August 20, 2011 at 2:37 a.m. suggest removal

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