The Daily Sundial launches its “Investigation Into Education” series
This week the Daily Sundial is launching its very own CSU Salary Database. This will coincide with a five-part investigative series into CSU policies that is meant to give the database some context and inform those who may not have a grip on how the university works.
This paper published a salary database in 2007, and the pay for every employee of the university filled the Sundial’s pages. However, no further explanation was provided, and only the names and salaries were listed. We decided to publish a digital salary database on our website, dailysundial.com, for every single employee of all CSU campuses from 2009 to 2012 (the most recent data available). But with that database, we also felt a need to explain what the numbers should mean to people.
The database serves no purpose, in our opinion, without a way for people to know what the biggest (and lowest) earners do, why different jobs have such a huge difference in pay, and what level of responsibility is held in each position. We also felt it was important to tell students who hires their teachers and why, how professors become tenured and what that means to people, how administrators affect students since they often go unseen, and how our campus is moving into the digital era. These topics will be addressed in this week’s issues of the Daily Sundial.
We hope you enjoy our “Investigation Into Education” series. Use our online salary database to finally find out how much money CSU gives to your professors, administrators, advisors… you name it.
Last but not least, please check our website in August for 2012 salaries.