At a forum for students to discuss their thoughts on the University of Virginia's strategic planning efforts, two items stood out: Concerns about the academic advising system and a suggestion to increase the number of out-of-state students.
"There were some new things," said J. Milton Adams, senior vice provost.
Such a proposal would allow UVA to go after top intellectual talent and address concerns about declining state funding, said Mark Gruetzmacher, a fourth year and student representative to the Public University Working Group.
During breakout sessions, students discussed a variety of facets of strategic planning. The students who opted to talk about the future of the public university came up with the proposal, along with several other points.