Today, Western Carolina University Faculty Senate presented the Board of Trustees with a request: they need a salary increase.
“They asked a lot of questions so that was super positive,” said Kadance Otto, chair of the Faculty Senate.
Otto said faculty hasn’t received seen their pay increase in line with cost-of-living since 2008.
“To me, a raise is something above the cost of living because that is something that is more than the average rate of inflation. So at bare minimum we are simply asking to keep up with inflation,” said Otto.