There has been some talk recently about the salary proposal put forward by some employees at St. Mary’s College. Here’s a link to a summary of that proposal:

St. Mary’s College Wage Proposal

Their administrative structure, staffing levels, and budgets are obviously different from ours, and the ratio approach may not be feasible or appropriate for us (it did not pass at St. Mary’s), but it’s an idea that’s out there and might be worth looking into.