Section VI - Employment Matters

VI C 2 a

Compensations - Other Salary Adjustments

To outline the steps used to determine salary adjustments.

All salaries will be computed on an annual basis as follows:

  1. The number of positions is determined by the needs of the college and the amount of funds available.
  2. Across the board adjustments to salaries are computed using the guidelines set forth by the General Assembly in their appropriations to the State Board of Community Colleges.
  3. Any remaining salary monies are available for additional adjustments.
  4. The following procedures are used to determine these additional salary adjustments.

Vice Presidents will submit salary increase recommendations to the President. The recommendations must be based on one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Satisfactory performance of responsibilities as cited in the individual’s job description and reflected in the annual evaluation conference.
  2. Participation in College sponsored projects and committee work that reflects involvement and/or leadership.
  3. Strong initiative in College activities that promote the success of students, colleagues, the College and/or the community.
  4. Commitment to a continuous plan for upgrading and professional development.
  5. Completion of a higher degree or certification of 18 graduate hours that relates to current job responsibilities and is awarded by an accredited college or university. Depending on the availability of funds, these employees will be given an increase to their base salary. The procedure below describes how this will be done.
    1. Approval for pursuing the degree or certification of 18 graduate hours must be given by the employee’s direct supervisor(s), area Vice President, Vice President for Administrative Services, and President prior to beginning the course of study. Employees must submit the Request for Approval- Educational Attainment form. If the degree changes from what is originally submitted, a new form must be submitted.
    2. Official documentation of the degree or certification of 18 graduate hours must be provided by the end of the fiscal year in which the degree is conferred.
    3. Justification must be provided if the degree or certification of 18 graduate hours is not clearly relevant to the employee’s current job.  The request may be denied if relevance is not determined to be sufficient.
    4. The rate of increase in base salary for higher degrees and certifications of 18 graduate hours will be:
      • Associate Degree: $50.00 Monthly Increase
      • Bachelor's Degree: $100.00 Monthly Increase
      • Master's Degree: $125.00 Monthly Increase
      • Doctorate Degree: $150.00 Monthly Increase
      • 18 Graduate Hours: $50.00 Monthly Increase

All raises are dependent on the availability of funds. Increases will be effective the beginning of the next fiscal year.


Adopted: 04/15/1999

Revised: 04/18/2002, 10/13/2005, 08/28/2006, 01/30/2007, 03/16/2007, 05/21/2009, 09/15/2011