Every few years, UFF-FIU commissions labor and economic policy experts to analyze trends in Florida International University (FIU)
expenditures on faculty and administration personnel. Particular attention is given to the changes in the number, composition, and salaries of faculty and administrators at FIU in the context of increasing university expenditures and rising student enrollment, and changes in tuition revenue.
Over the years, our reports show that the FIU administration has been shifting personnel and resources away from the faculty who do the teaching, research, and service that constitute the University’s mission. No matter how conservatively we analyze the data, the University has been increasing both the total numbers and total salaries of administrators relative to faculty. Furthermore, faculty’s share of
personnel expenditures has declined as the share of administration personnel expenditures has increased. Even when tuition and student fees increased, funds have been steered away from students and those who are directly responsible for the academic mission of this University.
We urge you to read these reports carefully. As we approach the difficult process of negotiating the CBA, including salary increases for faculty, keep in mind that the FIU administration can make different choices in the face of budget constraints to improve the academic infrastructure and mission of this University.
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