[...] the University of Virginia, long recognized as a leader in educating minority students, tied Columbia University among top-rated universities this year for enrolling the highest percentage of African- American students, at 11.4 percent, and the university also announced this spring that for the 14th straight year, its African-American students posted the highest graduation rate, 83 percent, among those at all flagship state universities. Superior compensation, mutual respect within faculty communities, access to colleagues with compatible research agendas, access to top students, a supportive surrounding community, recurring opportunities for personal and academic growth, including a properly funded sabbatical system, solid local support for faculty research, and a sound system of faculty/academic discipline with the integrity to make hard collegial decisions, and fully engaged leaders.
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