- Pathways General Education newsletter, Spring 2022(Virginia Tech, 2022)The newsletter for the Pathways General Education program at Virginia Tech. This issue includes articles about new hires, outreach efforts, and student research.
- Pathways to General Education Newsletter, Fall 2020Biscotti, Stephen; Gallagher, Jenni (Virginia Tech, 2020)This is the seventh edition of the newsletter for the Pathways General Education program at Virginia Tech.
- 2020 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey ResultsClarke, Cyril R.; Kaufman, Eric K. (Virginia Tech, 2020-09-21)The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey is conducted anually by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This presentation summarizes the results of the 2020 COACHE survey.
- Salary Equity Study: Virginia Tech, Spring 2004Office of Institutional Research Advance Institutional Transformation Program (Virginia Tech, 2004)Virginia Tech recently received funding from NSF under the auspices of Advance to promote the participation of women faculty in science and engineering. As a grant recipient, the university is required to investigate equity issues and, in particular, salary equity, as evaluated here. Models to assess salary equity were constructed by the Office of Institutional Research using data available in the University’s database and multiple regression techniques. Regressions followed a methodology recommended by NSF and developed by AAUP (Paychecks: A Guide to Conducting Salary Equity Studies for Higher Education Faculty, by Lois Haignere, AAUP, 2002). This report summarizes the findings of the study conducted and discusses which factors significantly affected the salary of tenured and tenure-track faculty in January, 2004, at Virginia Tech. The report proceeds with an explanation of the variables considered in the analysis, a description of the population involved in the study, a summary of the models generated in the analysis, an interpretation of the results, and some known short-comings of the report dealing with data quality issues.
- An Examination of Departure Trends among Pre-Tenure Faculty at Virginia Tech: 2003-2013(Virginia Tech, 2020)Recruiting, hiring, and retaining tenure-track faculty members is critical to the health of an institution of higher education. Colleges and universities invest significant resources in the faculty members they hire, in order to ensure their success as a tenure-track faculty member. Retaining faculty members allows the institution to create continuity along the lines of teaching and research, enhances an institution’s reputation, and creates stronger faculty morale (O’Meara, Lounder, & Campbell, 2014). While some turnover is expected due to retirement, changes in personal life, or dissatisfaction with the organization, too much turnover can create many problems for a college or university (Rosser & Townsend, 2006). Therefore, it is imperative that institutions of higher education find ways to not only hire excellent, diverse faculty members, but to foster an institutional culture where those faculty members can be successful.
- Salary Equity Study 2007Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Virginia Tech, 2007-08-03)As part of the ongoing Advance grant program, Virginia Tech conducts salary equity studies on a regular basis to determine sources of variation in faculty salaries. This year’s equity study, conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, analyzed salary data from June 2007. In light of a recent report written by the taskforce on race and the institution, considerable attention was paid to race/ethnicity as a factor in explaining variation in salaries. As in the past, the analysis was completed using the Paychecks methodology of using multiple regression techniques in which factors that are expected to affect pay are analyzed for their ability to explain variation in salaries. This report is a summary of findings of this study of factors affecting differences in faculty salary for tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty at Virginia Tech. The report proceeds with an explanation of the variables considered in the analysis, a description of the population involved in the study, a summary of the models generated in the analysis, an interpretation of the results, and some known short-comings of the report dealing with data quality issues.
- Virginia Tech Faculty Compensation: Salaries, Departures, and RetentionsOffice of the Senior Vice President and Provost (Virginia Tech, 2013-01-10)In the increasingly competitive global economy, the demand for talent and innovation has intensified, as has competition for the best and brightest. Consistent with this macroeconomic trend, the market for faculty has become more competitive, leading to increased salaries and start‐up costs across the nation. As states and universities position themselves to be leaders in the new economy and stimulate innovation and job growth to further the economic recovery, the pressure to offer competitive compensation continues to rise. Unfortunately, the Commonwealth of Virginia did not fund a regular annual salary adjustment process between fiscal year 2008‐09 and 2012‐13. While the state has tentatively scheduled a much appreciated 2% salary program for July 2013, this program remains contingent on state revenues and is inadequate to overcome the market impact of five years without increases. The lack of regular salary adjustments for five years has adversely affected Virginia Tech’s ability to maintain competitive salaries for our faculty. This has resulted in the loss of valuable personnel to other institutions ultimately impacting the quality of instruction available to Virginia Tech students and the competitive position of the Commonwealth in terms of economic development opportunities resulting from research programs. The lack of salary adjustments stemmed from the economic conditions in the Commonwealth and the nation. Despite the poor economy, the Commonwealth has enacted three compensation actions since 2007: (a) all employees received a 3% one‐time bonus in December 2010; (b) employees who participated in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) received a 5% salary increase in July 2011 which then was converted into an annual 5% contribution to VRS by these employees; and (c) a 3% onetime bonus in November 2012. These compensation actions did not result in an increase in ongoing net pay during a time of increased competition at peer institutions. The absence of an annual salary adjustment process to reward performance and keep pace with the competitive market has had an impact on faculty salaries, contributing to departures and retention issues at Virginia Tech.
- Critical Hiring and Compensation Exceptions First Quarter Fy 2020-21Finney, Jack W. (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-16)This presentation briefly discusses hiring for essential positions and a review of salary increases in the first quarter of fiscal years 2020-2021.
- Summary of Initial Findings: Fall 2020 Survey of Caregiving Impacts(Virginia Tech, 2021-01)More than 2,200 Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and graduate students participated in a survey designed to gather feedback and perspectives on the challenges of balancing caregiving and work responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2019-2024 Virginia Tech Academic Advising Strategic Plan(Virginia Tech. Office of Academic Advising Initiatives, 2019)The 2019-2024 Academic Advising Strategic Plan connects to Virginia Tech's broader institutional strategic plan, The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries as well as our institution's Advising Mission, Philosophy, and Statements of Responsibility.
- Community Wellness Commitment(Virginia Tech, 2020)In partnership with a range of local health, public safety, education, and government agencies, Virginia Tech collaborated to develop the Wellness Commitment as the fall term approaches for universities and K-12 school systems. The commitment outlines 10 tenets, based on well-known public health guidelines such as wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart, that community members can personally adopt.
- Advising Matters Conference 2020: Closing the Gap to Student Success(Virginia Tech, 2020-03-02)This program includes a schedule and presentation abstracts for the advising conference held on March 2, 2020, at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
- Network News, December 2019(Virginia Tech, 2019-12)The Virginia Tech Academic Advising Network is a forum for sharing ideas and exchanging information related to academic advising and student success strategies at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). A primary goal is to provide members with opportunities for professional development and peer support, ultimately building a strong community and network of resources to enhance student success through campus partnerships across and throughout the university community.
- Pathways to General Education newsletter, Spring 2019Biscotte, Stephen; Corell, Rachel (Virginia Tech. Office of General Education, 2019)This is the fifth edition of the newsletter for the Pathways General Education program at Virginia Tech.
- Pathways to General Education newsletter, Fall 2019Biscotte, Stephen; Corell, Rachel (Virginia Tech. Office of General Education, 2019)This is the sixth edition of the newsletter for the Pathways General Education program at Virginia Tech.