Beyond any across-the-board and equity adjustments, increments in
salary are given in recognition of significant accomplishment or
contribution based on known criteria and arrived at in accordance
with the procedures in B3b. These are merit increases, and
are determined by the sum of the impact a faculty member has on,
and beyond, the Hope community with respect to teaching, advising,
scholarship, and service during a given year.
Recommendations for salary increases normally are made to the Status
Committee by the departmental chairperson and the divisional dean. A
faculty member who does not find his/her salary acceptable may request
a review. Request for such a review should be made in writing
and submitted along with supporting evidence to the Provost.
A summary statement of the faculty salaries offered for a particular
year, broken down by division and rank, is prepared annually and distributed
to the faculty members. Additional salary information is provided to
the Professional Interests Committee for analysis (see A6.d).
Salary checks are normally distributed through campus mail. If
a faculty member desires to have his/her check deposited directly to
a local bank account, s/he may make arrangements with the Hope College
payroll office. Faculty may also make arrangements for automatic deposit
of summer checks.
For financial and insurance coverage purposes, faculty members are considered
to be twelve-month employees. The annual salary is normally paid
in 24 equal installments, although a 20 installment plan is available
on request. Summer school salaries are paid in announced installments
during the summer session.