Merit Pay

 PRECIS OF MERIT PAY CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES
		DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Merit Pay Procedures:	The chair of the Department of Mathematics will 
use the Merit Pay Criteria to determine the allocation of merit salary 
monies. Each faculty member provides input in the annual activities report. 
The steering committee serves as a consulting body to the chair and 
comments on the proposed allocation before the chair send it to the dean. 
After receiving the comments of the steering committee, the department 
chair alone makes the final decision for merit pay 
allocation.

Merit Pay Criteria:	Merit pay will be appointed to those members 
of the department who fulfil their duties in research, teaching and 
service commendably and who excel in at least one of these categories. 
The following are examples of criteria.

				Research

internal factors	- active participation in research seminars and 
			  department colloquia
			- direction of dissertations
			- development of advanced graduate curriculum
external factors	- research papers accepted for publication
			- receipt of grants and contracts
			- talks at professional meetings
			- colloquia and visits to other research institutions
			- awards, fellowships and prizes
			- consulting and other scholarly activities

				Teaching

internal factors	- teaching awards
			- good teacher evaluation scores
			- participation in seminars
			- organization of workshops for teaching assistants
			- supervision of graduate students
			- conducting reading courses
			- development of curriculum
			- activities which promote the undergraduate 
			  and graduate programs in mathematics
external factors	- organization of workshops for high school teachers
			- published papers on the teaching of mathematics
			- publications of interest to graduate, undergraduate 
			  or high school students

				Service

internal factors	- participating in and chairing departmental; 
			  college and university committees and councils
			- advising students
			- administering multisectional courses
			- evaluating persons or programs with the university
			- recruiting undergraduate and graduate students
			- attracting high caliber faculty members

external factors	- serving as editor of a professional journal
			- holding office in professional organizations
			- refereeing papers and grant proposals
			- service to public schools