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for the best faculty.
Some want to know how is it that the
UNC System has $7 billion in needed
capital improvements? (Roughly $1 billion
in needs was identified by outside con-
sultants just for our can'lpus.) Others want
to know why our salaries are not as com-
petitive as they once were. Still others are
concerned about North Carolina's financial
circumstances as consequences of a $1 bil-
lion tax cut in 1995, court decisions result-
ing in significant state funding obligations,
and the tragic situation in eastern North
Carolina resulting from Hurricane Floyd.
The 1999 N.C. General Assembly
directed the UNC System to conduct an
analysis of the competitiveness offaculty
salaries and benefits at each of the 16 cam-
puses and further directed that, ifany
can1pus was found not competitive, to
recommend funding remedies. Interim
Chancellor William McCoy ' 55 appointed
a committee (whose members included
GAA Assistant Treasurer Anne Wilmoth
Cates ' 53, GAA Ditector Tim Burnett ' 62
and myself) chaired by Provost Richard
Richardson to prepare a report and make
recommendations to UNC's Board of
Trustees; those were then forwarded to the
UNC System. Mter identifYing significant
funding needs for faculty salaries and
benefits, our committee suggested three
sources of funding- state appropriations,
private gifts and tuition increases.
No one "wants" high tuition. Even if
the recommendations of the trustees are
approved, our tuition still would be in the
bottom quartile among public institutions.
And no one wants to remove the principle
responsibility for funding our University
from the N.C. General Assembly. How-
ever, we also hope that no one wants to
pennit a continued deterioration in our
physical plant, a continuing decline in the
competitiveness of our faculty salaries and
benefits, and a continued decline in UNe's
place in the rankings.
Those who oppose a tuition increase
should be challenged to identif Y other ways
to address our urgent funding needs. And,
at least this year, we must acknowledge
that it is not sufficient to say that the
General Assembly, either through a tax
increase or significant cuts in other parts
ofthe state budget, can be the only source
for needed funding.
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