Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OU layoffs impact budget by millions - Ben Peters, Athens NEWS

Ohio University shared documents with The Athens NEWS last Friday detailing the more than 200 instructional faculty members and administrators who in May were either laid off or notified that their contracts will not be renewed, revealing many millions of dollars in savings for the institution and dispelling rumors of cuts to the African American Studies (AAS) and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Departments. The documents indicate future savings of more than $3 million for the university from layoffs of 53 instructional faculty members, who recently received one-year notices of non-renewal on their contracts. Those faculty members will remain employed for the upcoming academic year in accordance with the OU faculty handbook, but will be terminated soon after.