Campus News

Compression depression

Garnett S. Stokes, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the problems state schools face in retaining faculty during a depression, when private schools are often able to offer higher salaries.

“When I see a faculty member who I know has a very compressed salary and whose productivity clearly warrants an investment, I will try to put something together for that individual because it’s a chance to correct the compression,” said Stokes.