Non-Tenured Faculty Layoffs at University of Oregon
by Diane Deitz
To save money, the University of Oregon is preparing to trim about 75 jobs from its nontenured faculty, according to United Academics, the labor union representing the faculty.
Plans call for reductions of 25 positions from the College of Arts and Sciences, 25 from the College of Education and 25 from other university units, the union said it has learned.
“I’m holding my breath at this point,” she said.
Classified workers include facilities maintenance and similar categories of work.
Two budgetary forces are underway: The university faces an $8.8 million gap in next year’s budget caused largely by rising pay and retirement benefits; and it is pursuing a goal of hiring more tenured faculty — thereby displacing some jobs for nontenured faculty.
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