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Volume 34 Issue 18

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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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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Ob-gyn dept. wins award >

May 16th, 2002

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has received one of four Roy M. Pitkin Awards, recognizing academic departments that promote and demonstrate excellence in research. Recipients are chosen based on articles submitted to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pitt was selected based on an article written by researchers in obstetrics and gynecology: "Vasopressin During Abdominal Hysterectomy: A […]

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UPMC Health Plan offers electronic options >

May 16th, 2002

UPMC Health Plan has launched web site applications for employers, providers and members that plan administrators say will lead to lower administrative costs, faster processing and more value for the health care dollar. Employer OnLine allows employer groups to access and update their employees' health information electronically. Employers can review and modify insurance information electronically, […]

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Four Health Sciences profs, football coach top list of highest paid non-officer employees

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May 16th, 2002

Four Health Sciences professors and head football coach Walt Harris were the University's five highest paid, non-officer employees during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2001, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this week. The five employees included: * Ronald B. Herberman, professor of medicine/pathology and Health Sciences associate vice chancellor — […]

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