Average full-time salaries in academia for 1995-96 rose more rapidly than the Consumer Price Index for the third consecutive year, according to a newly released survey by the Washington, D.C.-based American Association of University Professors. This year's edition of the annual study found that average faculty pay increased 2.9 percent, or 0.4 percent above the 2.5 percent inflation rate. However, Daniel S. Hamermesh, author of the survey report, cautioned in his text (Academe, 82[2]:14-108, March-April 1996) that while such an average increase sounds generous, "it should be compared to the increase among all colleges and universities for continuing faculty." Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas, Austin, explained in the report that increases for "continuing faculty"-those who were on the same campus last year and this year-exceeded by 1.1 percentage points those for all faculty, meaning all those present in a given year. "The...

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