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The WEEKEND Cavalier Daily Dai EDITION Volume 123, No. 40 Distribution 10,000 Serving the University of Virginia community since 1890 Friday, November 9, 2012 Sullivan commits $65 million to salaries Proposal would raise faculty salaries, stagnant since 2007, across four-year period; resource shifts will benefit students, McCance says By Alia Sharif and Jordan Bower Cavalier Daily Senior Writers University President Teresa Sullivan announced this week that the University will commit $65 million in the next four years to raise faculty salaries. To accommodate the raises the University hopes to improve resource allocation and generate more revenue. U n i v e r s i t y s p o ke s p e r s o n McGregor McCance said in an email the money would come from “a variety of sources including state and university funds, philanthropy and possibly endowment funds.” Sullivan and her team will have to work out the specifics on funding the salary increase over time. But McCance said students would not be nega- tively impacted by the shifting of funds. “Students won’t be hurt,” he said. “They will benefit from this effort to keep our best faculty and will benefit if U.Va. is able to compete with the best universities in the world and bring the best faculty here.” Faculty members’ salaries have been stagnant since a state-mandated freeze in 2007. The University ranks 26th out of the 63 schools in the AssociaPlease see Salaries, Page A3 BOV discusses finances Board meeting Committee backs faculty raises’ budgeting, talks internal financial model draws protests Police remove about 30 students rallying outside Harrison Institute to criticize June ouster, leadership By Lizzy Turner Cavalier Daily Associate Editor The disruption caused by the June ouster and subsequent reinstatement of University President Teresa Sullivan has not been forgotten, a demonstration held Thursday afternoon made clear. Protesters gathered on the street side of the Rotunda to push for increased transparency and accountability from the Board of Visitors. Hoos University, a student group concerned with the future of the University, led the event. Arts & Sciences Graduate student Ajay Chandra broadcast the group’s demands with the help of a bullhorn. Chandra said the students would enter the Board meeting to communicate its demands to the University’s governing body in a respectful manner and would comply if asked to leave. Please see Rally, Page A3 Will Brumas | Cavalier Daily Provost John Simon, University President Teresa Sullivan and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan met with the Board of Visitors Thursday in the Harrison Institute Small Auditorium. By Audrey Waldrop Cavalier Daily Senior Writer The Board of Visitors’ finance committee Thursday announced new strategies for managing funds in support of University President Teresa Sullivan’s multi-year faculty salary plan. The program aims to increase faculty salaries by fiscal year 2014, including a $15 million increase in spending to hire teaching and research faculty members. Total costs for the plan’s first year, including funds for additional faculty members in light of enrollment growth, amount to a budget increase of more than $33 million. Finance committee chair Vic- toria Harker referred to the plan as a “work in progress.” Despite an assumed freeze on state appropriations and an estimated 2.1 percent decrease in research funding during the 2013-14 academic year, Colette Sheehy, vice president for management and budget, said the University is already prepared to pay for the first year of Sullivan’s plan. Funding sources include tuition — which will remain below the approved increase for the coming year — state appropriations and reallocated operating savings. Gifts, grants, the endowment and clinical revenue will also contribute. Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan assured the Board that the committee was looking beyond fiscal year 2014 for funding sources and ways to sustain the faculty salary plan. The Board has until its June meeting to prepare a final operating budget for the coming fiscal year. A major reform that will help the University prepare for increased budget expenditures and allocate resources more effectively is the ongoing shift to a new internal financial model, which Sullivan’s administration has already been slowly integrating. The revised system is one of decentralization. It takes funds previously allocated to Will Brumas | Cavalier Daily Student members of Hoos University marched from the Rotunda to the Harrison Institute to protest the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday. Transfer students prove successful Please see Board, Page A3 Fire in the hole Study finds 60 percent of community-college transfers earn bachelors’ successfully within four years By Kelly Kaler Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Will Brumas| Cavalier Daily Lawn residents received permission to begin using their fireplaces again this week, just in time for the falling temperatures. A study released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse found a sizable proportion of students who transferred from community colleges into four-year institutions go on to receive bachelor’s degrees, despite concerns that community college transfers are less likely to succeed in four-year institutions. Forty-five percent of students who completed a degree at a four-year institution in the 2010-2011 academic year had previously attended a twoyear institution, the clearinghouse found. The clearinghouse is a nonprofit that conducts research for 3,300 colleges and universities across the nation that enroll 96 percent of U.S. postsecondary students. The clearinghouse used enrollment and degree information from all its institutional members for the study. The study’s results prove transfer students do in fact succeed once enrolled in a fouryear institution, clearinghouse spokesperson Paula Newbaker said. “It shows that community colleges have an important role to play in helping students receive an advanced postsecondary degree,” Newbaker said in an email. “It is also an encouraging finding for students who would like to transfer from two-year to four-year institutions.” About 60 percent of all transfer students graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher within four years of transferring, and another 12 percent were still enrolled after four years, according to the study. This figure remained constant regardless of whether they transferred in 2005 up through 2008. 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