“We’re trying to have the campuses do what’s best for their student population,” said Betsy Rodriguez, UM System vice president for human resource.
“This is a truly extraordinary opportunity for the university,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.
A council survey found faculty, on average, believe the raise process isn’t fair and does not improve faculty morale.
Issues like cultural competency remain an important topic, but council members believe mandatory cultural competency courses are unrealistic.
Tuition is expected to increase between 1.8 to 3 percent across the system.
Tyrer said the three recent faculty raises being investigated have elicited a negative reaction from faculty members.
MU is currently assessing 18 candidates for the Title IX administrator position.
Several faculty members expressed concern that AAU metrics are not representative of non-STEM departments.
Basi said the UM System and MU currently estimate to spend about $10 million in buyouts.
The faculty turnover rate at MU has been just 7 percent for three years.
The UM System is considering capping enrollment.
The average salary for an MU professor is $111,216.
Chancellor Brady Deaton and Budget Director Tim Rooney said faculty salaries were their "No. 1 priority."
MU medical professors make up 19 of top 20 professors salaries.
A tuition increase for the 2012 academic year could be used to pay professors more.
2010-11 will be the third consecutive year without salary increases for faculty.