A recent article in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Kate Murphy examines the current state of faculty salaries in the region’s universities and beyond. John McNay, the president of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, is quoted at some length—and memorably—in the article:
“Full-time professors at Ohio and Kentucky colleges, including three Greater Cincinnati universities, are making less than they were five years ago, according to an Enquirer analysis of data from the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://data.chronicle.com/).
“University of Cincinnati professors, however, are making more than in the past.
“John McNay, president of the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, said the general decline in funding is driving the overall decrease in salary.
“He also said university administrations are spending too much money on the wrong things. It’s not just that universities ‘need more money, but the money that we do get needs to be targeted…
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