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ERIC Number: EJ861799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Fighting Back: The Human Cost of Layoffs
Wilson, Cathy
Academe, v95 n4 p16 Jul-Aug 2009
In a little rural town of ten thousand in the high desert of Utah, three big institutions run the local economy: the school district, the hospital, and the College of Eastern Utah, a two-year institution with a central campus and several small, even more rural satellite campuses throughout the state. It is the smallest college in Utah. When the legislature revised the budget in response to falling tax revenues, the biggest cut it made by far was to higher education. Every institution received an initial budget cut of about 15 percent. The day the legislature ended, the cuts were finalized at 9 percent, and each institution in the state has had to figure out how to cope with diminished funding. The college administration reacted to the budget cuts by deciding to cut all faculty members who were probationary for tenure. But the results of that decision were horrific. The author discusses the human costs of education layoffs and how the cuts affect the local community in Utah.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah