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A Flourishing Faculty Environment

This page highlights some of the interesting ideas coming out of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. There has been a concerted effort to provide faculty with an environment where they can flourish and that includes knowing what makes them upset and ensuring that the annual performance review process are fair and balanced.

This information was drawn from a presentation given by John Geissmann in a session on Building Strong Geoscience Departments at the 2005 AGU Fall Meeting. You can also download his entire presentation (PowerPoint 19.3MB Feb21 06).



What Makes Faculty Angry and Frustrated

(Among Other Less Than Positive Things About Their Job?)




Guidelines for Faculty Salary Adjustments - Excerpts

University of New Mexico
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Guidelines for Faculty Salary Adjustments (Annual Raises) and the Definition and Role of the Faculty Productivity Assessment Advisory Committee

Assume an Annual Salary Increment (ASI, in percent) to Department.*

I. If ASI is less than or equal to 3.0 % (or the approximate cost of living increase)

A. Divide lump $ increase to Department by number of faculty and distribute evenly

* The Department recognizes that its ability to award ASI's according to its policy may be restricted by University/College requirements.


II. If ASI is greater than 3.0 %


Those interested in obtaining the full algorithm for faculty salary adjustments should contact John Geissmann directly.

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