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U.Va. budget priorities
face uncertain fate in legislature
By Dan Heuchert
the 2000 session of the state General Assembly convened Jan. 12
in Richmond, University administrators hoped to win legislative
support for several projects left out of Gov. James Gilmore's proposed
$41.8 billion budget for the 2000-02 biennium.
spending plan, formally unveiled Dec. 17, included a mixed bag for
the positive side, it proposed a 3.4 percent salary increase for
teaching and research faculty, keeping them at the target benchmark
of the 60th percentile of their counterparts at peer institutions;
funds for several needed infrastructure projects, including the
central Grounds chiller plant, a new electrical vault and a sprinkler
system for the Chemistry Building; an additional $2 million for
maintenance reserves, bringing the total funding to more than $12
million; and almost $280,000 for enrollment growth, marking the
end of a policy that required universities to absorb enrollment
increases of less than 2 percent annually without additional funding.
plan also includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for administrative and
professional faculty and classified staff. Full
up planning task force on athletics
President John T. Casteen III has announced the formation of a Strategic
Planning Task Force for Athletics to develop long-range priorities
and aspirations for the Department of Athletics.
task force has been charged with addressing three areas: programs
and facilities, academic and student life, and finances and fund
raising. It will focus on planning and goal setting, particularly
in areas that have not yet achieved eminence. Full