Friday, November 13, 2015

ISU faces potential ‘erosion of services’ - Ave Rio, Daily Vidette

Illinois State University is already seeing the effects of the lack of a state budget. How long can the University go without knowing how much money it has? And worse for the University, what happens if the governor’s proposal of a 31 percent budget cut to higher education goes through? Vice President for Finance and Planning Greg Alt says neither situation is good. “It would be very difficult,” Alt said, regarding the $22.9 million cut in funding to ISU. “We would definitely see the impact.” Alt said one way they are managing and planning for any reduction in funding is by holding back non-instructional positions. So far this year ISU has eliminated 76 non-instructional positions through attrition. As faculty members retire or quit, the University is not filling the positions.

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