Administrator raises not permitted by state law; CSU proceeds with auditor recommendations

Following the state audit of the California State University (CSU) system released in April, it was revealed that Cal Poly gave general salary increases (GSI) to administrators without evaluations on file. According to California state regulations, these administrator salary increases violated state law as they were not supported by merit-based evaluations. President Armstrong was criticized by faculty for the unjustified administrator salary increases during an Academic Senate meeting about the results of the audit on May 9. In 2015, the Academic Senate called for a hiring freeze on management positions until tenure density among faculty reached 75 percent and the student-to-faculty ratio reached 18:1. Meanwhile, tenure density — the proportion of professors to all faculty members — currently sits at 59.2 percent.

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by Aidan McGloin, Mustang News.

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