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Possible Faculty Lay-offs and Program Cuts

Submitted On: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Analyst: Hart, D Alexis

Uncertainty about the future of the colleges and universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) continues to grow with the announcement that California, Cheyney, Clarion, Edinboro, and Mansfield Universities of Pennsylvania may be facing faculty lay-offs and program cuts. http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/5-pennsylvania-campuses-warn-of-possible-faculty-layoffs-and-program-cuts/117574; https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/04/04/possible-layoffs-5-pennsylvania-universities.

In a statement on the Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and University Faculties' website, the APSCUF notes that throughout the "atmosphere of uncertainty that has already been fueled by talk of possible closures and mergers... very little attention has been paid to whether the total cost of college remains affordable for Pennsylvania’s working-class families." http://www.apscuf.org/news-center/press-releases/291-california-cheyney-clarion-and-edinboro-universities-join-mansfield-university-by-announcing-possible-faculty-layoffs-and-program-cuts

Academic Level

Higher Education

State

Pennsylvania

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