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The MAROON Vol. 61, No. 11 November 12,1982 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 LU faculty salaries exceed average By Nancee Lewis Staff Reporter Loyola faculty salaries are above the average of faculty salaries of comparable universities in the West, South and Central regions, according to figures released by John Sears, director of . the Office of Planning, Management and Evaluation. In 1977 the Board of Trustees adopted a policy that set and would keep Loyola faculty salaries above the average in order to hold a competitive hiring position. "An institution of this quality must have the ability to attract and maintain a faculty of the same quality. It's simply a matter of justice to the students and the university," Sears said. According to the regional average figures for the 1981-82 school year, released from the American Association of University Professors Definitions and Formulae, faculty salaries for professors averaged 6.3 percent higher. The regional faculty salary is $28,744, whereas the average Loyola faculty salary is $30,560. An associate professor at Loyola receives $25,148, 5.5 percent higher than the regional average of $23,832. The salary of an assistant professor at Loyola is 4.4 percent higher than other universities in the region. Regionally, assistant professors receive an average salary of $20,283 as compared with the $27,178 Loyola pays assistant professors. A comparison of Loyola instructors and regional instructors shows that the Loyola instructor receives a 15.1 percent higher salary than the regional average. The average pay for a Loyola instructor is $19,241 while the average regional instructor receives $16,722. Sears said, "Quality costs money. If you have the money to hire high quality people this will result in a high quality faculty." Dr. Fredrick J. Dobney, dean of the City College, said, "Salaries play a definite role and determine faculty morale. Whether we pay enough to attract the very best is something we don't know, but school reputation of academic quality and location play a role." Dr. David Swanzy, dean of the College of Music, said, "In comparison with the average Loyola salary, the College of Music is not in a favorable position, but in accordance with comparitive universities in the region our ranking is favorable. In the competitive job market, the final offering makes a big difference." According to Joel D. Bourgeois, assistant to the Academic Vice President for Budgets and Contracts, seven new full-time faculty positions have been created. The College of Arts and Sciences filled three of the positions while each of the other four colleges created and filled one of the remaining positions. The salary increases experienced by the faculty are equally distributed into the different colleges, but the salary increases to each department member are based on merit. "In the business, accounting, computer science and law fields good salaries do play a major role because we are competing with business and industry, and Loyola is making substantial progress on this competitive basis," Dobney said. Philip Frohnmayer, associate professor in the College of Music, said, "I came here for various reasons such as program quality, location and Jesuit affiliation. "There was no question of salary because Loyola is competitive. It is well funded and would offer me greater job security than another university without its financial backing," he said. "Salary consideration was about Comparative Faculty Salaries Loyola Regional Percent Average Difference Professor $30,560 $28,744 + 6.3 Associate $25,148 $23,832 + 5.5 Assistant $21,178 $20,283 +4.4 Instructor $19,241 $16,722 +15.1 Figures courtesy of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Definitions and Formulae. third on my list," according to mathematical sciences instructor Forrestt Severtson. Although the instructors' salaries at Loyola exceeded the average, Severtson said, "The regional average salary doesn't matter, considering that industry offers substantially more. Teaching and concern for students is the important factor." Dr. Denis Janz, associate professor of religious studies —Photo by John McCusker Vox system operating with limited student use By Stan Hjartberg Staff Reporter Computing capacity increased Loyola's new Vax 11/750 computer is on line on a limited basis and is being used by students in certain computer science classes. According to Daniel Bontempo, assistant academic systems coordinator, they are having trouble with a Pacx switch — a switch that will enable both the Vax and the existing Hewlett- Packard 3000 to be accessed from any terminal. At this time there are four terminals tied directly into the Vax. Bontempo said, "Instead of waiting for the switch, we hooked these [the four terminals] up, so that classes wanting to use the Vax could." He added that the work load on the HP system has been reduced. The Vax system will relieve the HP by handling accounts using the computer languages Pascal and Fortran. Since the Vax is not programmed for Cobol, the HP system will still handle any information programmed in Cobol. The Vax does include a more recent edition of Fortran, containing refinements not found in the HP's version. Both systems will continue to handle Fortran accounts. The Vax's version of BASIC, according to Bontempo, is better than the BASIC on the HP. For the past few semesters the HP has been plagued by a limit on the number of individual users it could keep track of. "It [the Vax] goes a long way, but every time you solve some problems you get others you didn't see before," Bontempo said. The Vax, he said, "will reduce the number of users on the HP by one-third to one-half. The HP's limit is still there, but the Vax solves the problem." By making extra space available, Academic Systems estimates that the number of users on the computer will increase. Already the HP is engaged approximately 40,000 times each semester by its users. The Vax provides 100 percent more storage capacity. Specifically, the Vax adds 250 million bytes (characters) of memory to the system. Bon tempo expects the load to increase rapidly to fill the new space. "Once people start [using the computer], they always think of 10 other things to do." Some of the departments already using the system are psychology, sociology, history, the College of Music, City College and the Loyola School of Law. There are also transient users engaged in individual work. City College will be adding a computer science degree program sometime in the near future. "The new space," said Bontempo, "will certainly never go to waste."
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