Chronicle for Higher Education
November 18, 2013
A Boon for Ball State: Among the changes Indiana imposed two years ago was a new salary model that gives more weight to factors like teacher evaluations, leadership, and the academic needs of students. The teacher's experience and level of education—including newly acquired master's degrees—would count for no more than 33 percent of any raise. When John Jacobson, dean of Ball State University's Teachers College, got wind of the looming change, the date by which prospective master's students would have to begin their programs in order to receive the full pay increase was scarcely more than a month away.