(Oct. 6, 2011) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced details of the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) for faculty.
The program provides an incentive for faculty who choose to voluntarily separate from UTSA. Participating eligible faculty will receive a single lump-sum payment equal to their nine-month faculty base salary.
"The Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will allow the university to explore options for managing resources in strategic areas and may afford some opportunity for modest faculty expansion," said John H. Frederick, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs. "At the same time, we are able to offer some of our long-serving faculty a benefit that we never have offered before."
The VSIP is open to full-time, tenured faculty who have been continuously employed at the UTSA for at least 10 years and who meet the rule of 80 (age plus years of service with a Texas state agency equal to or greater than 80). Read the additional eligibility requirements and full details on the UTSA Voluntary Separation Incentive Program website.
Approximately 120 faculty members at UTSA meet the VSIP eligibility requirements. Customized information packets will be delivered via U.S. mail and UTSA email to those faculty members next week. The Office of Human Resources will conduct information sessions for eligible faculty beginning Oct. 21.
The enrollment period for faculty who choose to participate in the program will be Jan. 2-10, 2012. The official resignation date for faculty who enroll in the VSIP is Aug. 31, 2012.
Any faculty member who believes they should be eligible for the program but does not receive a packet by mid-October should contact Annette Rabago and Barbara Centeno in the Office of Human Resources.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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