Faculty Salary Advancement Plan
‘’What is the Faculty Salary Advancement Plan (FSAP)?
The Faculty Salary Advancement Plan (FSAP) is a step-based salary advancement plan for regular and technical faculty at CalArts. The FSAP was developed throughout the 2017–2018 academic year as a collaborative effort between the Faculty Salary Committee and Administration to acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions and dedication of CalArts regular and technical faculty.
It is a staple of the plan that a faculty member who performs to the degree of satisfaction to have their contract renewed will continue to see their salary raise along the baseline of the plan. At the same time, through our merit process, the new system allows a faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching, service or professional practice to apply for an accelerated progression through the system.
For a full description of the Merit Process: click here
What are the “Guiding Principles” of the FSAP?
A minimum baseline for regular and technical faculty salaries was formalized, with a continued commitment to bring faculty salaries up when they fall below that baseline.
The minimum baseline will be adjusted to reflect across the board inflationary increases implemented each year, as approved by the board of trustees.
The plan provides an across-the-board step advancement as an acknowledgement of merit inherent in the work of continuing faculty.
How do I know the group to which I will be assigned?
The Office of the Provost maintains the list of faculty groups and will notify those eligible for increase and for merit each year. New faculty are randomly assigned to a group when they first arrive.
You can review our current salary steps here.