Faculty members across Grounds gathered in the Newcomb Hall ballroom for an open forum on faculty recruitment, retention and development. Cole Geddy
A roomful of University of Virginia community members offered feedback Monday on ways to recruit, retain and develop University faculty.

The meeting drew about 70 participants, including professors from across Grounds, to the Newcomb Hall Ballroom to discuss a range of faculty issues, including peer review, pay and benefits, how to make the best use of search committees, and ways to support faculty teaching and research.

The forum was hosted by the Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Development Working Group, one of seven groups meeting as part of the strategic planning process launched earlier this academic year by President Teresa A. Sullivan. The meeting Monday kicked off a week with six strategic planning public forums.

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