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A community college is experiencing high turnover rates among its computer science
faculty members. To rectify this problem, the computer science department head has
proposed to the dean that beginning next year, starting salaries for computer science
instructors be increased by 10 percent to provide a more competitive pay package.

1. Which of the following indicates a flaw in the department head’s plan?
A. Computer science faculty members generally indicate satisfaction with the number and type of classes they are given to teach.
B. The community college is in a relatively safe area of town with affordable housing.
C. Local technology companies provide good supplemental consulting work to many faculty members.
D. Yearly pay increases for instructors in all departments are set at a level below the current inflation rate.
E. There are several academic institutions nearby with similar pay structures to the department head’s proposal.
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Source: McGraw Hill GMAT 2013

A community college is experiencing high turnover rates among its computer science
faculty members. To rectify this problem, the computer science department head has
proposed to the dean that beginning next year, starting salaries for computer science
instructors be increased by 10 percent to provide a more competitive pay package.

1. Which of the following indicates a flaw in the department head’s plan?
A. Computer science faculty members generally indicate satisfaction with the number and type of classes they are given to teach.
B. The community college is in a relatively safe area of town with affordable housing.
C. Local technology companies provide good supplemental consulting work to many faculty members.
D. Yearly pay increases for instructors in all departments are set at a level below the current inflation rate.
E. There are several academic institutions nearby with similar pay structures to the department head’s proposal.


In the given excerpt, the dean is trying to rectify the problem by increasing the starting package by 10%, thinking that the reason
for the high turnover rates is related to the package of the instructors. There might be some other reasons which are not being considered by the dean.

Option D says that the pay increases for instructors in all departments on yearly basis so the problem is not related to the packages that are given to the instructors
Therefore, there is a flaw in the department head’s plan.

Hence Option D is correct.
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Why isnt E the correct option?

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According to Option E : There are several academic institutions nearby with similar pay structures to the department head’s proposal.

If the instructors are not happy with their current packages and are leaving the current organisation to join
the academic institutions (those mentioned in E) then this will strengthen the dean's proposal (instead of finding a flaw in his argument)
because the instructors will stay in their current organisation when their salaries are increased.

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Why isnt E the correct option?

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According to Option E : There are several academic institutions nearby with similar pay structures to the department head’s proposal.

If the instructors are not happy with their current packages and are leaving the current organisation to join
the academic institutions (those mentioned in E) then this will strengthen the dean's proposal (instead of finding a flaw in his argument)
because the instructors will stay in their current organisation when their salaries are increased.

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A community college is experiencing high turnover rates among its computer science
faculty members. To rectify this problem, the computer science department head has
proposed to the dean that beginning next year, starting salaries for computer science
instructors be increased by 10 percent to provide a more competitive pay package.

1. Which of the following indicates a flaw in the department head???s plan?
A. Computer science faculty members generally indicate satisfaction with the number and type of classes they are given to teach.
B. The community college is in a relatively safe area of town with affordable housing.
C. Local technology companies provide good supplemental consulting work to many faculty members.
D. Yearly pay increases for instructors in all departments are set at a level below the current inflation rate.
E. There are several academic institutions nearby with similar pay structures to the department head???s proposal.

please explain each answer choice

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