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How can colleges and universities respond to today’s many challenges? One strategy is to cut: to delete various academic programs, support staff, and faculty. When such axing includes tenure-track faculty I call it a queen sacrifice, borrowing the chess metaphor … Continue reading
Greetings from a rainy, chilly northeastern Virginia day. I’m buried on work, especially on climate change and AI, but wanted to note this story as I keep modeling post-peak higher education. In Minnesota is a pair of campuses, the College … Continue reading
How can a non-profit respond to financial stresses? In non-profit higher education one response is to cut back on services and staff. When a college or university does this, I call it a “queen sacrifice.” That’s a term from chess, … Continue reading
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Earlier this week I shared two recent examples of queen sacrifices. It turns out that the week had more in store than I thought. Today’s two queen sacrifices come from very different institutions in the American northeast. First, New Jersey … Continue reading
How might a college or university cope with a financial crisis? One response is to cut academic programs and the faculty who teach in them, aiming to save on labor costs. For years I’ve been tracking examples of these under … Continue reading
Emporia State University has just fired a group of faculty members, including those on the tenure track. It’s the latest example of what I’ve called a queen sacrifice. (This occurs when a college or university cuts tenure-track faculty members. The … Continue reading
An Arkansas university is considering a major queen sacrifice. (“Queen sacrifice”: removing tenure-track faculty members, based on a chess analogy) Henderson State University is a rare institution, a public (state-supported) liberal arts university. Their financial exigency committee produced a recommendation … Continue reading
Another American campus launched a queen sacrifice this week. (“Queen sacrifice” refers to when a college or university cuts tenure-track faculty members. The source of the phrase is chess, where queens are the most powerful piece, as tenure-track faculty are, … Continue reading