A Personal Preface
Salary compression refers to the stagnation of a faculty member's salary follow-
ing years of inadequate salary increases-or no increases at all. Compression
is most glaring when entry-level salaries have continued to rise, thereby ap-
proaching the salary levels of those who have been in rank for some years. The
problem is compounded when salary increases are across-the-board percentage
increases, since those already earning higher salaries benefit most.
In Arizona, for example, new campus buildings are sometimes financed by pri-
vate donations or, more often, the university takes on debt by selling revenue
bonds on which, over the years, it pays interest. Raises for faculty, as for all
state employees, are allocated by the state legislature and taken from annual
state revenues. These forms of money are not interchangeable, and, by law,
revenue bonding can only be used for limited building projects.
I. Facing the Future: An Introduction
New classroom approaches to teaching the work of Lady Mary Wroth have been
influenced by Naomi Miller's Changing the Subject: Mary Wroth and Figu-
rations of Gender in Early Modern England
and Reading Mary Wroth:
Representing Alternatives in Early Modern England
These new insights into Henry James owe a debt to Marcia Jacobson's Henry
Tames and the Mass Market
3 See Stanley Fish's collected essays in There's No Such Thing as Free Speech . ..
and It's a Good Thing, Too
and Lawrence W. Levine's The Opening of the
American Mind
2. "60 Minutes" at the University of Arizona: The Polemic against Tenure
1 On 27 February 1995, the day after the "60 Minutes" program aired, I spoke
with Professor Lehrer by telephone, and he shared his memories of the original
interview with me. This quote was taken from my notes of that conversation.
According to "Growth in Number of Doctoral Recipients Led by Women," since
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