Chemeketa Community College Cuts Adjunct Jobs to Balance Budget

Chemeketa Community College will cut 20 percent of its courses taught by part-time faculty this fall to balance its budget. The reduction will save about $700,000, but it will mean between 350 and 400 fewer class sections this year at the school’s main northeast Salem campus and smaller sites across the Mid-Willamette Valley. Chemeketa officials aim to save another $350,000 through cuts to student services, administration, security and other areas. Chief financial officer Craig Smith said the state budget crisis has placed Chemeketa in its worst financial position since the early 1980s. Schools receive about 70 percent of their operating […]
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