Faculty members protest expected cuts at UVM
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Faculty at the University of Vermont held a rally in light of ongoing cuts to the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The Wednesday rally raised arguments against the school’s decisions, with faculty saying adjuncts were being used too heavily and UVM was adding more administrators rather than professors. WPTZ-TV reports UVM says recent budget cuts will mean an approximately 5 percent cut of full-time non-tenured faculty positions.
UVM says enrollment in the College of Arts and sciences has declined 17 percent over the last seven years.
The faculty’s union is also currently in the fact-finding part of contract negotiations with the university. Contracts will be discussed over the next several weeks.
Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com