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University of Southern Maine declares a serious queen sacrifice

The University of Southern Maine announced plans for serious faculty and program cuts, with all the hallmarks of a queen sacrifice. The gist is that USM will cut 50 instructors, 100 staff, increase class load for the remainders, end several … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifice in New Hampshire

Another American campus is laying off full-time faculty.   The New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord’s Community College (NHTI), is ending fourteen “teaching positions“. This fits into my queen sacrifice model pretty well, whereby an institution cuts core personnel (faculty) and reduces certain programs. … Continue reading

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A law school sacrifices the queen

An American law school has joined colleges and universities in making harsh cuts to its core academic mission. Cooley Law has announced its own version of what I call the queen sacrifice. This case has many of the queen sacrifice’s now-established … Continue reading

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Quinnipiac pares back, otherwise maintains queen sacrifice

Quinnipiac university has reduce the number of faculty layoffs from 16 to 11, according to a local update.  That’s good news for the five reinstated instructors (although see the article for a process problem). But the university is still axing … Continue reading

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A Hawaii university sacrifices the queen

Another American campus decided to make a queen sacrifice, as Hawaii Pacific University laid off faculty.  This looks like it follows the familiar pattern. Faculty let go, check: “18 out of 251 full-time professors did not have their contracts renewed … Continue reading

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A western college sacrifices the queen

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) has made serious cuts to staff, faculty, and programs.  It seems like another queen sacrifice, the strategy whereby a campus cuts previously well-regarded programs and faculty for financial reasons. I wrote “seems” because there isn’t … Continue reading

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Quinnipiac sacrifices the queen, apparently

Quinnipiac University announced it would lay off fifteen professors, according to a local newspaper.  This looks like another case of what I’ve been calling “sacrificing the queen“, when a campus cuts full-time faculty and significant programs for reasons of revenue … Continue reading

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