Campbell addition OKd
professor William Sherman designed the south office addition
for the Architecture Schools Campbell Hall, in collaboration
with Scribner Messer Brady Wade Architects of Richmond.
Board of Visitors
annual summer retreat is not typically a time for conducting
official business, but at its July 12-13 gathering on a James
River plantation near Hopewell, the board approved plans for an
addition to the Architecture
Schools Campbell Hall and two items of proposed legislation
for the 2003 General Assembly.
before the brief business session was wide-ranging, focusing chiefly
on academic issues: faculty salaries, the role of graduate students
as instructors, the demise of survey courses over the past three
decades, and curriculum reviews currently under way in the undergraduate
members William H. Goodwin Jr. and Thomas J. Bliley Jr. expressed
particular concern about stagnating faculty salaries. We
as an institution have to be prepared to be fairly bold,
Goodwin said, urging that board members and the administration
lobby the General Assembly for permission to raise tuition further.
We have to show them the reality.
concurred. We have an obligation to convince the General
if you tie our hands, were going to
lose the faculty thats going to get us the end result [you]
want, the best public university in the country, he said.
Jack P. Ackerly III asked that a report on tuition and related
issues be made at the October meeting of the boards Finance
requested data on the number and percentage of courses taught
by graduate teaching assistants, President
John T. Casteen III reported that in fall 2001, 307 GTAs (the
equivalent of about 200 full-time instructors) lectured or taught
seminars, or 19 percent of the 1,625 people who teach undergraduate
classes. Most taught required introductory writing or literature
courses, first-year discussion sections, or second-year science
labs, he said.
make somewhat less use of GTAs than our peer institutions in the
AAU, Casteen said. He agreed with student board member H.
Timothy Lovelace Jr. that standardizing what is taught in different
sections of the same course is difficult, resulting in inconsistency
across sections in some departments.
members welcomed the announcement that both the Educational Policy
and External Affairs committees plan to meet more frequently in
the coming year.
spend virtually no time on academics, said Terence P. Ross.
agree. Its important for us to know more about it,
offered to set up an informal session for students to discuss
curricular issues with board members. Educational Policy chair
T. Keister Greer said his committees upcoming priorities
include curriculum reviews, implementation of the Virginia 2020
initiatives, graduate student funding and program reviews through
the Shannon Center.
a review of designs for the planned south addition to Campbell
Hall at a Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting held earlier
July 12 in Richmond, the board on Saturday approved moving ahead
with the project. The $5 million, four-story addition will provide
office space for 36 faculty members and the school deans, as well
as a seminar room, an expansion of the architecture workshop and
two conference rooms. Construction is expected to begin in spring
resolutions approved by the board were:
A legislative proposal to clarify current state law related to
hazing that causes bodily injury. The law currently
requires expulsion of any student found to have committed bodily
injury through hazing, but does not define what conduct that might
include. The University Judiciary Committee, which works in conjunction
with the vice president for student affairs on such cases, had
asked that the University seek clarification from the General
A request that the Medical Center
be declared eligible for all privileges, benefits and immunities
that apply to licensed hospitals or licensed health care providers,
even though the Medical Center is exempt from state licensure
as a state agency. This would require an amendment to state law.
Authorization for R. Edward Howell, vice president and chief executive
officer of the Medical Center, with the advice of Dr. Arthur Garson
Jr., vice president and dean of the School of Medicine, and in
consultation with Sandridge, to create an organizational structure
for the delivery of care at the Medical Center. The board also
authorized Howell, again in consultation with Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer Leonard W. Sandridge, to engage in
joint planning and financial sharing arrangements with the School
of Medicine, as appropriate.