Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:25:17 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas"
Subject: New Verb?

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 17, 1998

UT board ponders fee hike

By Jacques Billeaud, News-Sentinel staff writer

Students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville may pay $168 more next
school year to give professors merit raises.

The increase, which UT's board will consider today and Thursday, is
necessary to bring faculty pay closer to peer schools, officials

The raises would be to reward outstanding professors and to prevent some
teachers from leaving, said UT President Joe Johnson. "You
don't want another institution to cherry-pick you."