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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Catholic University Board Approves Plan to Cut 35 Profs, Increase Teaching Loads

CatholicFollowing up on my previous posts (links below):  Chronicle of Higher Education, Catholic U. Trustees Clear Path to Cut the Faculty by 9 Percent:

A contentiously debated plan at Catholic University of America, which professors had described as a threat to the institution of tenure, received final approval on Tuesday from the university’s Board of Trustees. But the most controversial aspect of the plan, which involved potentially laying off full-time professors, will no longer be necessary because of voluntary buyouts and retirements, university officials said.

Despite some vociferous opposition, the university’s Academic Senate, which includes professors and administrators, voted in May to send the proposal to trustees for a vote.

John H. Garvey, the university’s president, and Andrew V. Abela, the provost, have said that the "academic renewal" plan will allow the university to sustain academic offerings at a lower cost by increasing the teaching loads of some professors. ...

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Cut the profs? If this university is like most, it could save more money by cutting lucrative administrative positions.

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Jun 10, 2018 5:23:10 PM

'Bout time.

Posted by: Kneave Riggall | Jun 10, 2018 6:26:51 PM