The mean salary paid to physiology faculty working in both public and private institutions rose at or above inflation levels in 1993-94 from the levels of the previous academic year, according to a survey issued recently by the Association of Chairmen of Departments of Physiology. The president of the association, Robert Foreman, is chairman of the physiology department at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Among the findings were that the mean salary paid to the 615 full professorsrepresented by the departments that responded increased by 3.6 percent, to $87,589. The 96 chairmen of those departments were paid a mean salary of $124,973, a 2.4 percent gain. Mean pay for the 382 associate professors was $63,848, up 4.4 percent. Inflation, by comparison, is generally recognized to be about 3 percent.

The results are greeted with guarded optimism by several department chairmen and professors. They cite a number of reasons...

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