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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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Queen sacrifice in Kentucky

Another American campus determined to make a queen sacrifice.  This time it’s Georgetown College of Georgetown, Kentucky.  The decision includes closing certain programs and laying off their faculty: Georgetown College will cut about 20 percent of its faculty… ending majors in … Continue reading

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Peak higher education hits Bloomberg

Bloomberg News caught on to the peak higher education idea this week.  They offer a different term, “the college contraction“, and add some excited language: Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral The article does a fine job of summarizing trends. … Continue reading

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Backing away from one queen sacrifice

In this season of colleges and universities performing queen sacrifices, one institution has backed away from its attempt. The University of Southern Maine announced it would cut faculty, staff, and programs last month.  Student and faculty protests ensued (see Doug Henwood’s … Continue reading

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Making a queen sacrifice in Maine

Another American university is planning to close academic programs and lay off faculty, a move I’ve dubbed the queen sacrifice. The University of Southern Maine is facing a serious budget shortfall, and has responded with cuts. “We can no longer … Continue reading

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Long Island campuses eyeing the queen sacrifice

A group of Long Island colleges and universities are considering academic program cuts, according to Newsday.  These are more examples of what I’ve been calling the queen sacrifice in higher education. Downling College, Long Island University, St. Joseph’s College, Adelphi … Continue reading

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