April 1, 1996
I am pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring, 1996 Performance Salary Step Increases (PSSI):
|SCHOOL OF THE ARTS:|
|SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS:|
|Glassman, Alan |
Finance, Real Estate and Insurance
|SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:|
|SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:|
Educational Psychology and Counseling
|SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:|
|Civil and Industrial Engineering and Applies Mechanics|
Civil and Industrial Engineering and Applies Mechanics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES:|
|SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS:|
Zavala, Maria Elena
Physics and Astronomy
|SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:|
|Henry, Marcia||Public Services, University Library|
As you know, the CSU Board of Trustees and the Faculty Bargaining Agreement created these new awards "to provide special incentives for outstanding or meritorious performance in the area of teaching, as well as other professional accomplishments and service to the University community." Following extensive consultation on the campus, the Faculty Senate developed the policy, which I approved, governing the PSSI awards process for the 1995-96 year.
School level committees reviewed the applications and provided confidential recommendations to me. My award decisions were greatly influenced by their recommendations and by independent reviews by the school Deans and the Provost. I want to thank the members of the school committees for being willing to perform this service, which involved a considerable amount of time in reading applications and deliberating about the difficult choices that were required.
The range of scholarly research, teaching and instructional innovation and service to both the University and external community was impressive. Two hundred twenty-nine faculty members provided evidence of significant achievements; I regret that some of them will be disappointed that they are not among the final list of recipients. However, everyone should keep in mind that the funds available for this first round of performance awards were limited to $65,000. Since in future years the level of funding will be 20% of the funds available for faculty salary increases, the 1995-96 policy will be reviewed and revised, if necessary, based on this first year's experience. I'm sure the Personnel Planning and Review Committee would appreciate your comments about the process.
In addition to fulfilling the criteria specified in the campus policy, the award recipients generally exhibit exemplary performance in all of the criteria. I elected to recognize the strength of their applications by making the award levels financially significant and meaningful, consistent with the spirit of the policy.
I encourage all members of the University community to join me in congratulating the recipients of this honor for their outstanding contributions and for the distinction they bring to the University.
Blenda J. Wilson