Thursday, March 28, 2024

U of A refuses to release information on $27M in job cuts Ellie Wolfe,

The University of Arizona is refusing to release information regarding the $27 million worth of open academic jobs it is “permanently eliminating.” The Arizona Board of Regents announced in early February that the university had found $27 million in savings by “permanently eliminating currently vacant positions in colleges” in a letter shared with Gov. Katie Hobbs. The Arizona Daily Star first requested information about those cut positions, including what colleges and departments they were in and what jobs they were — support staff, adjunct, lecturer, tenure-track or tenure — on Feb. 13. The Star followed up on the request on Feb. 16, Feb. 26 and March 11. In response to the most recent follow up, a spokeswoman for the university stated “we don’t have any further information to share at this time.”