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How to prepare your campuses for a queen sacrifice: a handy guide from Connecticut

I’ve been writing about queen sacrifices* for a while now, usually in response to the announcement or implementation of one.  This week gives me the chance to examine a different approach to that strategy, as one academic governing body attempts … Continue reading

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The entire Japanese public university system attempts a massive queen sacrifice

Wielding an enormous ax, the Japanese minister of education has apparently decided his country’s universities no longer need humanities and social sciences departments. Seriously: [according to] a letter from education minister Hakuban Shimomura sent to all of Japan’s 86 national universities, … Continue reading

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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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