Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Surgical program cuts at Eastern Kentucky University

No French major, and journalism, geography and horticulture, will all be "redesigned." Kentucky public higher education is going through a world of hurt. The flagships will be ok but the regionals are suffering. From The Lexington Herald Leader.

EKU cuts French major, but journalism, geography get to stay
EKU faced a $13 million shortfall earlier this year. Through these programmatic and other cuts, including significant changes to employee health insurance, the school has trimmed the deficit to about $2 million. 
Health insurance costs are increasing 400 percent for employees, faculty member John Fitch said. 
There are at least 44 fewer administrative jobs, both from empty positions and layoffs. But faculty still feel that academics are bearing the brunt of the financial pain.




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