Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins writes:
UBC [University of British Columbia] just announced a “2 per cent salary increase to base academic salary retroactive to July 1st 2010, for all current full-time female faculty members in a tenure-track, grant or tenured position (Instructor I, Senior Instructor, Professor of Teaching, Instructor II, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor)” after discovering “a pay differential of 2% … that could only be explained by gender” among those groups. This is a striking move. Also striking: there’s no mention of whether gender disparity in the pay of non-TT/T faculty was investigated or will be corrected for.
As KH noted in an email, it would be really interesting to know how common this sort of correction is in academia. Any thoughts?