Leadership Notes > 2023-24 > full-time-faculty-salary-study-work-group

Update on the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study Work Group

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the progress of the Full-Time Faculty Salary Study Work Group. The work group, convened by Academic Affairs, includes tenure- and term-line faculty appointed by Faculty Council.


  • Salma Ghanem (Academic Affairs)
  • Alyssa Kupka (Academic Affairs)
  • Sr. M. Paul McCaughey, O.P. (College of Education; Faculty Council Budget Committee)
  • Brian J. Phelan (Driehaus College of Business)
  • Maria Prikhodko (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty Council Committee on Contingent Faculty)
  • Lucy Rinehart (Academic Affairs)
  • Liz Sanders (Academic Affairs; IRMA)
  • Robert Steel (Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media; Faculty Council Committee on Contingent Faculty)
  • Gang Wang (College of Science and Health; Faculty Council Committee on the Status of Faculty)‚Äč

I extend my gratitude to all the above for their service to date and add a further special thanks to Jasmine Ahmad (IRMA) and Jonathan Kochan and Kiesha Murphy (Academic Affairs), who have been providing invaluable data-analytics support to the group.

The work group is charged to advise Academic Affairs on a competitive study of full-time (tenure-and term-line) faculty salaries at DePaul relative to our peer institutions. This study builds on the previous competitive study of tenure-line salaries, completed in 2020 has been expanded to include term faculty salaries in the assessment.

The group commenced meeting at the end of May 2023 and has been meeting monthly since then. To date, the work group has reviewed the prior salary study, analyzed and selected available data sources, and evaluated and updated the peer group of institutions that will be used in the study. The group will continue to meet monthly and expects to conclude its study by the end of the academic year.