Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bergen Community College cuts 64 full-time lecturer positions - PATRICIA ALEX, THE RECORD

The positions of 64 full-time lecturers at Bergen Community College have been cut as the school struggles to cope with a mix of stagnant state and county funding and declining enrollment. The move will save nearly $934,000 and comes after 150 part-time staffers either had their hours eliminated or reduced earlier in the month in an effort to save $1 million more, said school spokesman Larry Hlavenka Jr. on Thursday. The lecturers carry a full teaching load – about five courses each semester – and are paid $38,600 a year plus benefits. They must reapply for their jobs each semester and are considered temporary employees, Hlavenka said. http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen-community-college-cuts-64-full-time-lecturer-positions-1.1383861