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UGA seeks to boost summer enrollment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The University of Georgia is planning to increase its summer teaching budget by about $180,000 to boost enrollment and help undergraduate students graduate faster.

Reports say that the funding would go to add high-demand courses not usually taught in the summer.

The enrollment for the last summer semester at UGA was 14,812 students. That's down nearly 6 percent from 2010, and less than half of UGA's total fall 2012 enrollment.

School officials say faculty members on nine-month contracts would be paid an extra 10 percent of their salaries for each summer course they teach. The professors will teach about 24 courses in physics, biology, speech communication, history and other subjects.