This post is a follow-up to my recent post on the elimination of faculty and staff positions at Northern Kentucky University [https://academeblog.org/2016/05/20/almost-40-faculty-and-70-staff-eliminated-at-nku/].
Writing for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Linda Blackford reports:
“Facing a $26 million shortfall caused by declining enrollment and a decade of budget cuts from state government, Kentucky’s community college system has cut 506 positions, including 170 faculty and staff jobs that were occupied.
“According to the Kentucky Community and Technical College’s central office, colleges have cut 191 faculty positions and 315 staff posts. Because many of the positions were vacant or were vacated through retirements, only 45 faculty and 125 staff were actually laid off.
“KCTCS President Jay Box was not immediately available for comment Wednesday. But earlier this month, he warned of upcoming spending reductions because of a 4.5 percent cut in state support over the next two years. Those cuts come on top…
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