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Two new stories about the ongoing American higher ed crisis

The financial crisis in American higher ed: I’ve been tracking this for more than a decade, and the thing keeps shambling on, without an end in sight.  I’ve been blogging, speaking, and writing about the causes and mechanisms, most of … Continue reading

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One college will close its entire undergraduate program

A Detroit campus has gone far beyond the queen sacrifice, announcing enormous cuts to its operations.  Marygrove College will end all undergraduate programs next year, leaving only its graduate school.  That means axing about one half of the institution, at least … Continue reading

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Another American college prepares for serious cuts

2017 grinds on, and another American campus announced plans for serious cuts.  It’s definitely a queen sacrifice instance. The school in question is Wheelock College in Boston.  It is: put[ting] its president’s house on the market, is trying to sell … Continue reading

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Another college readies a queen sacrifice

Another American campus has decided to cut faculty and possibly programs.  This time it’s on the west coast, but the queen sacrifice pattern is quite clear.  Mills College officially announced it was “restructuring“.  That includes a “Financial Stabilization Plan (FSP) that … Continue reading

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How academia adjunctified faculty and mainstreamed the queen sacrifice

A new Education Dive article offers a fascinating datapoint about queen sacrifices.  It’s actually focused on two recent American Institutes for Research reports on the economic impact of adjunctification, which are very useful, but the Dive’s conclusion is remarkable.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

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A queen sacrifice in New Hampshire

Another American campus has embarked on a queen sacrifice.  This time it’s Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, and the pattern is all too familiar. The small college is laying off staff and faculty.  That means “seven faculty members and 11 … Continue reading

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Another campus sacrifices the queen: IPFW to cut programs, majors, departments

Back on the queen sacrifice beat, I find another American campus intending to cut academic programs and perhaps faculty.  This time it’s Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, much more commonly referred to as IPFW. After a recommendation process earlier … Continue reading

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