Experiential Learning in Wage and Salary Administration


  • S. Kyle Reed


" During years of experience in teaching wage and salary administration at the undergraduate level, I have found it difficult to give the student the “feel” of what is involved and why. The difficulty exists primarily because the student is generally so unfamiliar with the environment within which job evaluation, employee evaluation and wage incentive systems function. Spending the entire quarter discussing theory leaves the student at a loss when later trying to put some of the theory into practice. The lecture method will not do what should be done in such a course; therefore, an experiential approach was funded by a Faculty Teaching Fellowship from the Capital Gifts Program of the College of Business Administration, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. "