Research in Higher Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 49–71 | Cite as

Meritorious work and faculty rewards: An empirical test of the relationship

  • Marvin Johnson
  • Katherine Kasten


Previous research that tested the relationships between faculty performance in research, teaching, and service and faculty rewards has been inconclusive for several reasons. This case study of a large department at a midwestern research university examines these relationships. In this department, teaching quality was found to be a significant determinant of salary, though teaching quantity was not. While research, as measured by publications and presentations, had a significant effect on one year's salary increment, it did not affect salaries over several years. Administrative service was found to be significantly related to salary, as was public service. Implications of the study for research and practical applications of the methodology are examined.


Public Service Faculty Performance Education Research Empirical Test Teaching Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin Johnson
    • 1
  • Katherine Kasten
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  2. 2.University of Nebraska at OmahaUSA

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