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Volume 28 Issue 11

Pitt establishes telephone tax hotline >

February 1st, 1996

Pitt's payroll/tax department has established a telephone hotline to answer employee questions on W-2 forms and 1042S forms. The hotline number is 624-1860. It will operate through April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To expedite responses, a team has been assembled to answer calls on the hotline. A payroll/tax specialist will research […]

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Multimedia technology workshop set >

February 1st, 1996

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education Classroom Technology Center (CTC) will conduct a faculty workshop on Feb. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. in G-20 Hillman. CTC is a facility where faculty and faculty-authorized staff can experiment with state-of-the-art multimedia technology for classroom instruction. It is staffed by professionals who can assist in […]

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Consultants' report details University's strengths, weaknesses >

February 1st, 1996

Last week, Pitt released a much-awaited report by a team of five prominent educators from around the country, hired last fall to do a comprehensive review of the University. How did the review team see Pitt? On the positive side, as "an imposing, impressive institution of great quality" with a number of world-class academic programs […]

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Report describes attributes it says that University's leader should have >

February 1st, 1996

Despite low morale and widespread cynicism about Pitt's administration, the University community yearns for a chancellor it can respect and trust, the Fisher team found. But what kind of a chancellor? Unlike some universities that could get by with a mediocre leader, Pitt requires "strong, inspiring and decisive leadership" from its next chancellor to overcome […]

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The Fisher report — an overview >

February 1st, 1996

Who wrote it: A five-member team led by academic management consultant James L. Fisher, a psychologist with a doctorate from Northwestern University. Other members were: Paula P. Brownlee, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; Peter Buchanan, president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo; […]

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Committee recommends to provost ways to improve enrollment, retention of students >

February 1st, 1996

By the 1998-99 academic year, Pitt should guarantee freshmen that they can get University housing for four undergraduate years, if they want. Transfer students should be guaranteed up to two years of housing. That's one of the recommendations contained in a report, "An Action Agenda for Enhancing Undergraduate Retention," submitted to Provost James Maher by […]

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Trustees to look at relationship between UPMC, Pitt, schools of Health Sciences >

February 1st, 1996

How exactly do Pitt's six Health Sciences schools fit in — financially and structurally — with the rest of the University and with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)? To answer that question, the Board of Trustees health sciences committee plans to prepare a "white paper" report with help from UPMC administrators and Ernst […]

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