Campus News

Nebraska’s supreme court approves raises for faculty at public colleges

Full-time faculty members in Nebraska’s three public colleges will get pay raises thanks to a recent Nebraska Supreme Court decision, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The ruling, which applies to all faculty be they associate, assistant or full professors, means that faculty will retroactively receive a 7 percent pay increase for the 2009-2010 academic year and a 4 percent hike for the current year. The raises were proposed by the faculty members’ union but opposed by the state, whose spokespeople claim that the increases will cost $1.3 million and may lead to layoffs.