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Volume 34 Issue 18

Turning the tables: How the evaluation process works >

May 16th, 2002

Deep in the recesses of the Cathedral's ground floor, four Pitt staffers and their boss, surrounded by half-stuffed campus envelopes, long for the day this month when the Mailing Services delivery truck will collect their term-long bookkeeping efforts. On the first day of each term, the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET), mails […]

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Turning the tables: Students want access to evaluation results >

May 16th, 2002

Where's the student in student evaluations of teachers? Over the years, Pitt students have insisted that evaluations simply fall into a black hole. In 1998, for example, then Student Government Board (SGB) President Alyson Wallach complained about the evaluations to the University Senate, "We want to know how, who and why. Who is looking at […]

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Some Pitt faculty salaries gain, some drop slightly in AAU poll >

May 16th, 2002

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus librarians ($48,600) and assistant professors ($56,600) during the 2001-2002 academic year gained ground slightly over the year before, compared with salaries at other Association of American Universities (AAU) schools. Full professors' average pay here ($95,800) ranks about the same as it did the year before, compared with AAU peers. But […]

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AAU rankings include data for regional campuses >

May 16th, 2002

Among the 14 AAU public university branch campuses that focus on baccalaureate-level education, Pitt's Bradford campus ranked 11th during 2001-2002 for average salary of full professors (Bradford average: $61,300) and 10th for both associate professors ($51,700) and assistant professors ($41,700). The year before, Bradford ranked 9th for full, 12th for associate and 11th for assistant […]

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New SIS dean named >

May 16th, 2002

A national leader in information technology and digital library initiatives has been named dean of Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), effective July 1. Ronald L. Larsen, 55, executive director of the Maryland Applied Information Technology Initiative, where he directs the activities of a consortium of 10 Maryland universities, will succeed Toni Carbo, who has […]

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UPB search for president to start anew this fall >

May 16th, 2002

The search for a new president of the Bradford campus needs to be started again, according to the chair of the search committee. Robert Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management, said the committee was unable to recommend the requisite number of qualified finalists, typically three or four, to the provost. Pitt is […]

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Same-sex partner health benefits inevitable, committee says, but urges University not to offer them now >

May 16th, 2002

Eventually, the University should offer medical benefits to its employees' same-sex partners — but doing so now "would not be prudent," Pitt's special committee on domestic partner health insurance benefits has advised. After 10 months of study, the committee concluded in a report to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg that "there is no simple solution" to the […]

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