Market Adjustment

Market adjustments are authorized to adjust a base salary to reflect market conditions for tenure-track faculty members of the bargaining unit. Specific information on requesting a market adjustment based on the criteria above is outlined in Collective Bargaining Agreements section 13.250.

Faculty can review the salary data for their discipline in the CUPA report for faculty (NetID login required).


To be eligible for a market adjustment, a faculty member must present compelling evidence of their marketability.


  • Faculty member submits evidence compelling evidence of their marketability.
  • The Chair secures and documents the endorsement of a majority of the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the academic unit.
  • The Chair presents proposal with supporting evidence to the Dean.
  • The Dean considers market adjustment proposal and if s/he supports it, brings proposal before the Provost.
  • If the Provost supports the market adjustment, the Provost will solicit the support of the union-administration committee (as appropriate to bargaining unit).
  • The Provost has the final approval on all market adjustments.