UC Santa Cruz 2018-19 Academic Salary Plan

June 22, 2018

By Marlene Tromp, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 


Re: Revised Process for Dean Authority Senate Appointments

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the campus will implement a salary increase plan effective July 1, 2018 for senate faculty and non-represented academic personnel. This plan is the first year of a three-year systemwide academic salary program. Announced by President Napolitano on May 3, 2018, the program focuses on rebuilding competitive salaries for our ladder-rank faculty and other non-represented academic appointees, and reinforces the unique, peer-reviewed salary structure of the University of California.

For ladder rank faculty, the regular peer-review merits and promotions will continue to be fully funded. In addition, the ladder rank salary scales will increase by 4%, with corresponding increases in on-scale salary components for incumbents. There will be no across-the-board adjustment to off-scale salary components. The intent of the president’s program is to advance the competitiveness of faculty salaries via focused investment in the salary scales. The adjustment will be applied to above-scale appointees as per established campus practice: the portion of the salary up to the campus salary limit will be adjusted to the new limit.

The academic salary scales have been updated to reflect the 4% increase for ladder-rank faculty; ladder-rank-equivalent title series (Acting Professor, Astronomer, and Supervisor of Physical Education); and series with scales tied by policy to the ladder rank scale (Adjunct Professor and Professional Researcher).

The salary scales will increase by 3% for all other non-represented academic titles (Academic Coordinator, Lecturer with Security of Employment, Librarian, Project __, and Specialist). All appointees will receive corresponding increases in on-scale salary components effective July 1, 2018. In addition, I am approving a supplemental off-scale salary allocation equivalent to 1% of the scale rate for Lecturers with Security of Employment, for parity with the ladder ranks.

This salary plan applies to all appointees in relevant titles with appointments active on July 1, 2018, unless stipulated otherwise in appointment or retention agreements.

Negotiated compensation agreements for recalled retirees, by-agreement appointees, and visitors are subject to the discretion of the hiring authority, and therefore not included in the academic salary plan. Salary increases for non-senate represented academic personnel are set by the terms of the collective bargaining agreements.

The salary increases are effective July 1, 2018 and will be reflected in the August 1, 2018 paychecks.

Please direct questions to the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu.


Marlene Tromp
Campus Provost and
Executive Vice Chancellor


Chancellor Blumenthal
Senate Chair Einarsdottir
Vice Chancellor Planning & Budget Delaney
Vice Provost Academic Affairs Lee
AVP Academic Personnel McClintock
Divisional Academic Personnel Coordinators
Academic Senate Office
College Provosts
Department and Program Chairs
Department and Program Managers