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Another queen sacrifice in Ohio

A “bright future”: that’s how Ashland University‘s president described what lies ahead for his campus as a result of laying off 23 faculty members. Kellie Woodhouse reports for Inside Higher Ed on this latest example of a queen sacrifice: 32 of … Continue reading

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A community college sacrifices many full-time lecturers

A New Jersey community college ended the positions of 64 faculty members.  Two weeks ago Bergen Community College decided to cut these non-tenure-track but full-time instructors.  That’s around one month before fall term begins. It’s really another queen sacrifice.  As usual, the institution … Continue reading

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Valdosta State conducts a queen sacrifice

Valdosta State University in Georgia will fire a group of faculty and staff in what looks like a standard queen sacrifice. Colleen Flaherty reports that VSU will be “laying off 33 staff and faculty members, including some on the tenure track”. … Continue reading

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The queen sacrifice in education fiction

Inside Higher Ed ran a column yesterday on a plan to overhaul a hypothetical small college.  In “The State of St. Bridget’s, July 2017” Aden Hayes describes this plan in detail, including a queen sacrifice move. These are putatively “fundamental … Continue reading

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Sacrificing the queen at Kentucky State University

Another American university announced plans to cut faculty.  This time it’s Kentucky State University that’s playing the queen sacrifice tactic: [President Raymond Burse] announced plans Friday calling for the elimination of 31 additional campus positions, including 17 faculty and 14-15 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin shifts, expands attack on public higher education

This week the state government of Wisconsin has adjusted its attack on public higher education.  The legislature’s budget committee voted on an important measure which seriously cuts funding, while also sapping tenure. Key points include: Drastically cutting funding. The Joint … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifices announced across fourteen North Carolina campuses

Fourteen campuses in the University of North Carolina system will cut academic programs, according to the Daily Tarheel.  The system’s board of governors voted this past Friday to cut 46 programs in what looks like one of the biggest queen sacrifices I’ve tracked … Continue reading

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