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Major faculty and staff cuts at Plymouth State University

In one more story about an American campus wielding the ax, Plymouth State University announced staff and faculty cuts as part of a departmental reorganization. More than 10% of faculty and staff met the ax: Administrators have approved the departure … Continue reading

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AAUP censures a college for its queen sacrifice

Today the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) formally censured the College of Saint Rose for its 2015 firing of tenured and tenure-track faculty members.  The charge: “violating standards of academic freedom and tenure.”  This follows an AAUP investigation and … Continue reading

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University of Wyoming prepares for a queen sacrifice: “The overall goal is downsizing”

Yet another American state is experiencing harsh pressures on its public higher education system, and is considering a queen sacrifice.  This time it’s the University of Wyoming, whose president is preparing to declare of financial emergency. According to the Caspar Star … Continue reading

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University of Illinois considers queen sacrifice and other desperate measures

Another American state continues to experience higher education pain.  Illinois has been struggling under the multiple burdens of demographics, a sclerotic state government, and rising costs (see some of my posts).  Now the University of Illinois system‘s president, Timothy Killeen, states … Continue reading

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CUNY: canary in the coal mine for American public higher education

What is happening to America’s public higher education system?  The New York Times offers a bitter article about the decline of the City University of New York (CUNY).  It may be an unusual case, or it could serve as the … Continue reading

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Another queen sacrifice from Kentucky higher education

Last week we saw Kentucky’s community college system cut nearly 200 staff and faculty.  At almost the exact time another public institution in that state wielded its own ax, as Northern Kentucky University removed 105 jobs.  That’s 68 staff and … Continue reading

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170 staff and faculty laid off in Kentucky queen sacrifice

Kentucky’s community college system just laid off nearly 200 people, including 45 faculty and 125 staff members. What are the causes of this slashing?  My readers will be utterly unsurprised to learn that declining enrollment was one.  In addition, the … Continue reading

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