Originally posted on The Academe Blog:
In the late afternoon on Thursday, September 24, between 80 and 100 faculty and students at Miami University attended a presentation by CBC Chair Howard Bunsis on the university’s finances. The event was hosted by the relatively new but quickly growing AAUP advocacy chapter at the university.
The presentation received fairly detailed coverage in the regional media, including an article by Amanda Seitz that appeared in the Dayton Daily News, from which the following paragraphs are taken:
“Miami University officials are saving too much money, hiring fewer tenure professors and funneling a large chunk of student fees to subsidize athletics . . .
“’The way the classes are being delivered to the students has changed drastically,’ said Bunsis, who works at Eastern Michigan University and analyzed Miami’s finances for the advocacy chapter for free. . . .
“Miami’s ratio of reserves and net income is the highest in the…
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