Sunday, January 1, 2017

At LSU, program closures, faculty layoffs threaten enrollment - Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander says that the school loses about $150,000 for every faculty departure. The challenges at LSU mirror those at Lincoln University, another smaller land-grant institution in Pennsylvania, whose president, Kevin Rome, has decried the lack of state investment in the institution, which declined to match the university's federal land-grant allotment this year. Lincoln's history program was discontinued after administrators cited it for low enrollment and graduation rates, as part of an effort to build strength and resources in more popular majors. In Baton Rouge, similar state cuts have cost LSU more than 25 faculty members over the last year, and 500 layoffs over the last decade. http://www.educationdive.com/news/at-lsu-program-closures-faculty-layoffs-threaten-enrollment/432446/

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