Five-year year enrollment growth plan at University of Virginia could lead to 90 new faculty jobs
The Daily Progress
December 8, 2010
The University of Virginia would look to hire about 90 more faculty members if it goes forward with a four- to five-year year enrollment growth expansion plan, a university official said Tuesday.
Leonard W. Sandridge, UVa’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said the additional faculty would decrease the student-faculty ratio from the current figure, roughly 18:1, to 16:1.
Sandridge shared his thoughts on the university’s past and its future challenges during UVa’s fall Neighborhoods Advisory Group meeting on Tuesday at the Cavalier Inn.
UVa President Teresa A. Sullivan has proposed adding 1,400 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students over and above the university’s growth projections over the next four to five years. The proposal preceded Gov. Bob McDonnell’s announcement of his goal to graduate 100,000 more degrees from Virginia universities in the next 15 years.