Paul L. Caron

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Marquette Faculty Stage Sickout Over Proposed Budget Cuts, Cancel Numerous Classes

Following up on my previous post, Marquette May Cut Up To 20% Of Faculty And Staff Due To Budget Shortfall:  Marquette Wire, Faculty and Staff “Sickened” by Proposed Budget Cuts:

Marquette University (2020)Multiple Marquette instructors called in sick Monday after stating they were especially “sickened” by the budget cuts proposed by the university. This lead to multiple online and in-person classes being canceled Monday.

The budget cuts proposed by the university could potentially lead to a large number of faculty and staff being laid off due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The university’s Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees shared a statement with the Marquette committee on the same day of the press conference. We want to thank each member of Marquette’s faculty and staff for the work that you do each day to provide our students with a high-quality education,” the statement read. “We remain wholly committed to the principle of cura personalis — we care for all of the people who make up our community. The very tough decisions we will have to make that will impact staff and programs will be made with deep consideration and discernment reflecting our dual commitment to cura apostolica — the responsibility for the long-term well-being of our university.”

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Cura personalis for the alumni they crippled with huge debts, based on gamed placement stats?

What pompous frauds.

Posted by: Cas127 | Nov 23, 2020 9:18:50 AM

This kind of things happen when organizations abandon their Catholic heritage for the "Jesuit tradition".

Posted by: Tom | Nov 23, 2020 5:41:29 AM

Covid-19 is merely the final straw. Most universities have been badly run for decades, with bloated bureaucracies, meddlesome rules, rabid indoctrination by a politically onesided faculty, and the cost of attending rising over twice as fast as inflation. These sickouts will do nothing to correct that.

Posted by: Mike Perry | Nov 23, 2020 4:42:38 AM

Dock them one days pay and benefits for each day they pull this stuff.

Posted by: Donald Allen | Nov 23, 2020 4:41:22 AM