Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LSU Prepares Financial Exigency Plan - Inside Higher Ed

The Louisiana State University System is drafting a plan to declare financial exigency, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, has proposed massive cuts for higher education and the Legislature's various versions of his budget have added to the cuts, which now appear to total more than 80 percent of state funds for LSU. While various plans have circulated to restore some of the money, those plans haven't advanced, which has prompted the financial exigency plan. Under financial exigency, it is generally easier for a university to make deep cuts. And because such statements mean that the survival of an institution is in danger, the American Association of University Professors permits layoffs to included tenured professors. https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/04/23/lsu-prepares-financial-exigency-plan

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