Scott may follow Rick Perry model on higher education pay

Orlando Sentinel reports that Gov. Rick Scott is looking at how Texas compensates its professors. Scott is looking at changing the way professors are paid and moving toward a merit-pay system with limits on tenure. Texas has been considering tying professor pay to how many students they teach and how much research money they bring in. Instructors would get annual bonuses as high as $10,000 a class if they rated highly on student satisfaction surveys. Even the assignment of faculty offices and parking spaces would be based on their performance.

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