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U.Va. board OKs 5-year plan

Saturday - 11/16/2013, 12:27pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia has approved a five-year plan that includes a push to hire new faculty as hundreds retire over the next seven years.

The planning document was approved Friday by a 15-0 vote. It was developed with input from students, faculty, parents, alumni and donors.

The Daily Progress reports that a key element of the blueprint is attracting replacements for the 350 faculty members who will retire by 2020.

Other goals include making the university a "consensus top 20" in national rankings and increasing federal research funding and replacing a wave of retiring faculty.

The most controversial point was the lack of a spending estimate for carrying out the strategies.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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