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Sibson Consulting is an independent, employee officer owned firm founded in 1939 providing full service, strategic HR consulting services.  The firm employees just under 1,000 employees with 20 offices in USA and Canada with affiliates around the globe. This firm is a National firm with a focused and dedicated higher education team.  Their higher education team leadership team proactively keeps current on trends through consulting work, research and involvement in professional associations.

The three key objectives for the Academic and Administrative Compensation Review are:

  • Develop a compensation philosophy that accurately reflects Texas Woman’s University’s goals for attracting and retaining qualified faculty and staff.
  • Evaluate current compensation processes, models, policies, and practices for both faculty and staff against effective market practices and the new compensation philosophy.
  • Recommend changes to compensation policies and practices for both faculty and staff that align with the desired compensation philosophy and institutional goals.

Specific areas for evaluation and recommendation include:

For Faculty

  • Salary increases for promotion and tenure
  • All or nothing approach” of elevating faculty to 90% of market within one year
  • Methodology for using CUPA-HR salary survey(s)
  • Feasibility of faculty salary inequity pool
  • Feasibility of one-time stipends to recognize and reward extraordinary accomplishments

For Staff

  • Methodology for collection and use of salary surveys
  • Role, value, and placement of internal equity in salary survey process
  • Alignment between salary structure and career advancement opportunities

Project initiated in October 2012 with an expected end date of Spring 2013.

Sibson Provided Documents

TWU Open Session Faculty  
TWU Open Session Staff 
Sibson TWU Interview Guide- Sample of questions that created dialogue... 
Final TWU Faculty and Staff Survey Results
TWU Final Program Recommendations 

Project Team Provided Documents 

Faculty and Administrative Compensation Study 
Staff Salary History
Faculty Salary History 
Dr. Neely's Academic Digest Compensation Study Comments
CUPA-HR National Faculty Salary Survey 
Doctoral Institution-Intensive Public 
2012 Survey of other Universities that Pay Below 90% and their Pay Philosophy   

Scope of project outreach

TWU had four onsite consultant campus visits with seven group and twenty-five individual stakeholder meetings, including six faculty and staff open general sessions with access to all campuses.  This resulted in 207 in-person session attendees and a completed online compensation survey of Faculty, Staff and Adjuncts resulting in 778 individual responses - 342 Faculty 44%, 436 Staff 56% for a total of 131 comments and/or questions received. 

All Sessions Combined Questions and Notes (login may be required)

Faculty Presentation Monday, April 22
Staff Presentation Friday, April 26
Compensation Project Wednesday, October 16 - Presentation 
Compensation Project Wednesday, October 16 - Video
Compensation Project Tuesday, October 22 - Video

The future

  • Analyze and review the recently completed survey responses
  • Review initial Sibson recommendations in terms of developing short, intermediate and long term compensation strategies and goals
For any questions regarding the Faculty/Staff Compensation Review, you may email or call any of the team members listed below: 

Julio Ramon, Director of Academic Resources & Budget, Academic Financial Services  x3316
Dr. Jennifer Martin, Sr. Associate Provost, Sr. Associate Provost Office, x3406
Dr. Mark Hamner, Associate Provost, Institutional Research & Improvement, x3013
Estela Long, Mgr. of Compensation, Office of Human Resources x3548
Lewis Benavides, Senior Associate VP of Human Resources, Office of Human Resources x3857
Amy Hall, Executive Director of Human Resources, Office of Human Resources x3544      


Comments and questions are being forwarded to Sibson Consulting.
Keep posted as the Faculty/Staff Compensation Review progresses...

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