November 15, 2010
Greater independence for Virginia's public colleges and universities has led to a fragmented picture of some of the salaries they provide.
That's a finding of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which analyzed
pay records obtained under the state's Freedom of Information Act.
The state's schools tap funding sources beyond Virginia's budget
to compensate their administrators, academicians, researchers and athletic officials.
At the University of Virginia, for instance, state tax dollars
account for just under a quarter of salary funding. But schools are calculating and reporting their pay packages inconsistently. The newspaper traces that to the push in recent year to give them a greater say over their operations.