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Volume 37 Issue 23

Social Work training center opens >

July 21st, 2005

The School of Social Work has opened a Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Center in Mechanicsburg for child welfare professionals and foster parents. The center will accommodate 80 faculty and staff as well as wireless training and conference facilities for up to 500. Social work administers the Pennsylvania child welfare training program through its eight regional […]

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The budget at a glance >

July 21st, 2005

• FY06 total operating budget: $1.52 billion • FY06 state appropriation: $175 million • State appropriation increase: 3.74 percent • FY06 education and general expenses (E&G) funding: $154.2 million • E&G appropriation increase: 2.5 percent • FY06 capital budget: $45.4 million • Faculty and staff salary pool increase: 3 percent • Arts and Sciences (A&S) […]

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Trustees approve FY06 budget >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s budget has topped the billion-and-a-half dollar plateau for the first time. Last week, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $1.52 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2006, as well as the salary compensation pool and tuition fees. The FY06 budget also calls for $5 million in cuts across the University. […]

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Compensation pool increased by 3 percent >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt trustees last week approved a tuition hike of 6 percent for in-state continuing students and 3 percent for out-of-state students, as well as a 3 percent increase in the salary pool for faculty and staff, as part of Pitt’s fiscal year 2006 operating budget. The trustees’ actions brought a mixed bag of reactions from […]

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State to scrutinize schools for liberal bias >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s senior administration plans to keep a watchful eye on a state General Assembly higher education subcommittee formed earlier this month to investigate alleged liberal bias among the state’s educators. A resolution passed July 5 by the Pa. House of Representatives called for the creation of a committee to investigate claims by college students that […]

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Average faculty pay hike up slightly last year >

July 21st, 2005

The average salary raise awarded to Pitt continuing, full-time faculty, excluding the School of Medicine, was 4.3 percent last year, a slight increase over the previous year’s 4.2 percent. The figures were part of a report compiled by the Office of Institutional Research for the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC). The report examined salary […]

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Making Pitt work: Mike Rick >

July 21st, 2005

Mike Rick is a little like Janus, the Roman god of gates, for whom January is named. Janus is depicted with two faces: one face looking backward in time, the other looking to the future. For Rick, his job includes looking back to connect with Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) alumni; his other “face” […]

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SAC at 35 >

July 21st, 2005

You’re a Pitt staff member. Today, you’re arriving late to the office, but it’s okay because you have release time to attend a staff development workshop. You’ve already dropped the young ones off at the Pitt day care center. Your oldest child will be attending Pitt in the fall with tuition remitted. Your spouse has […]

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