account by that kind ofprinciple," Kalle- berg said. "The formula was very strange. I think Dick did a good job on the imple- mentation of tllis, [given] what he was working with." The result ofthe process was 188 com- pression awards and 15 appeals, and, in light of Hooker's goal to elevate UNC to the top spot among public universities (it's now ranked third), Richardson fore- sees f.1culty pay as an ongoing issue. "The only way we'll get the gold medal instead ofthe bronze is to continue to be attentive to salaries, among other things," he said. Richardson recognizes the struggles today's faculty face to serve their many masters. Blending teaching, research and service has a kind of"symphonic aspect," he said, and the balance must constantly be adjusted. "I think that ifa faculty member sins in the direction ofspending too much time with students, that's an easily forgiven sin." Tllis kind ofphilosophy in the adnlin- istrative ranks, Hooker believes, may well help engender a stronger teaching culture. "I sometimes think that we don't reward teaching as much as we should, and we certainly don't reward it as much as we do research," Hooker said. "And that's omething that I think Dick will be less inclined to perpetuate."
A sense of time and place
With Richardson's reputation, no one
would have complained too long ifhe'd
read that piece ofpaper right-side-up and
continued teaching-there lie his most
satisfying memories: "From a urinal in
some town in a restaurant, at a play,
wherever I go here or away from here,
people come up and tell me they enjoyed
my course," he said. "That's the best palt."
Hooker explained what makes Richard-
son equally valuable in South Building.
"He's been a part ofit for so long," Hooker
said, "and that's something that I've been
able to draw on almost daily, which has
probably kept me from making mistakes
that I otherwise would have made. He has
an intuitive quality that enables him to
avoid nlistakes and make the right deci-
sions. He has a deep sense of compassion.
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