University of Central Florida (UCF) faculty salaries are below the national median at all ranks. At the same time that enrollment and tuition have soared, the percentage of UCF's budget spent on instruction has declined and the student-faculty ratio is the highest in Florida (and among the highest in the nation!). UCF faculty have continued to do their jobs, causing UCF to soar in the rankings. UCF Faculty, like all educators, can and should be supported.
But, the UCF Board of Trustees (BOT) Compensation and Labor Committee is recommending that the faculty get a 0.5% non-retroactive raise--and this was in part thanks to your hard work as supporters.
Most other universities in Florida have already approved faculty raises of more than 1%. UCF's own John Sprouls, Chair of the BOT Compensation and Labor Committee, even said that he didn't think the half of one percent raise was "fair to the university" or "fair to the faculty" and he agreed that "there clearly is a strong argument for a wage increase."
Sign this petition now to tell President Hitt that it's time for #MoreThan1!
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