According to Austin Community College’s board policy F-10, ACC intends to compensate employees so as to (1) attract and retain a workforce with sustained high effectiveness in meeting student learning needs, (2) act as an ethical and responsible employer, and (3) make efficient use of student and public higher-education expenditures.
Every two years a survey is conducted for Adjunct faculty to gather competitive salary data from local colleges, universities and the metropolitan 8 colleges. The local colleges and universities include Huston-Tillotson University, Temple College, Concordia University, St. Edward’s University, Texas State University, Southwestern University, and the University of Texas at Austin. The metropolitan 8 colleges are:
- Alamo Community College District
- Collin County Community College District
- Dallas County Community College District
- Houston Community College
- Lee College
- North Harris Montgomery Community College District
- San Jacinto College
- Tarrant County College
HR Compensation conducts the survey and the results are shared with the AFA Compensation Committee. Once reviewed and analyzed, the results are presented to the ACC Board of Trustees during the budget cycle. The Board makes final decisions regarding compensation
Adjunct faculty are hired by the College on an as-needed basis for direct instruction. Course-based compensation, which is proportional to the number of lecture hours taught (or equivalent), covers the time used for direct instruction, course preparation, grading, and at least one office hour per course per week for individual consultation with students. The College does not usually permit adjunct faculty workloads in excess of 9 credit hours or 11 LEH per week.
For additional information see board policy F-10.
Staff Salary Process
A Texas-based Compensation Consultant from the Texas Association of School Boards was hired to verify salary ranges. The consultant verified the job matches that were made and measured the salary ranges created in a past study. This process will allowed HR Compensation to follow a standard process for market analysis for future years. The results of the consultant’s findings were shared with employee associations and the Board of Trustees during the regular budget process.