Jan. 14-20, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 1
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U.Va. budget priorities face uncertain fate in legislature

By Dan Heuchert

As 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.

Gilmore's spending plan, formally unveiled Dec. 17, included a mixed bag for U.Va.

On 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.

The plan also includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for administrative and professional faculty and classified staff. Full story.

Casteen sets up planning task force on athletics

By Carol Wood

U.Va. 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.

The 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 story.

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