4R4 Comparing Results
Western has identified peer institutions (O1)
and is building comparative data. Valuing
people is unique to institutional culture. Summative assessment defines who comes
and who stays at institutions; it does not provide reasons for these decisions.
An outside consultant used market surveys to help Western develop a classification system used for administrators, exempt, and non-exempt staff (4C2). Classifications and salaries are comparable to existing markets.
Western compares faculty ranks and pay with
other Missouri institutions and then sets comparable rates. Adjustments made in 2004-2006 place Western faculty in the mid-range for
average salaries across state four-year institutions.
Crime statistics for other institutions are
publicly posted (6R3).