Thirty faculty and administrators at the University of Minnesota, Waseca were surveyed in regard to the merit pay system. Of the twenty-one criteria presented for a merit system, all were rated as being important. Criteria that were deemed most important were that the system be non-discriminatory, judged by competent, unbiased evaluators, that the process not demoralize faculty and encourage cooperation among faculty. The merit system currently being used was not rated well on many of the criteria. Faculty and administrators were optimistic that a merit system could be developed that would be beneficial to both the faculty and the University.
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