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Bowling Green State plans to slash 100 faculty positions

Published: Mon, January 21, 2013 @ 1:33 a.m.

Bowling Green State plans to slash 100 faculty positions

Associated Press


Bowling Green State University plans to cut 100 of its 932 faculty positions by this fall, the university’s student newspaper reports.

Cuts will come from both the university’s main campus and the Firelands campus in Huron, the newspaper reported.

The reduction will save $5.2 million, which can be used to create more competitive staff salaries and be put toward other university priorities, President Mary Ellen Mazey said in an email to faculty and staff, the BG News reported.

The decision to reduce the number of faculty positions was made after the university compared its staffing to that of Miami University, Ohio University and Kent State University, the newspaper said.

Rodney Rogers, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the quality of education will not decrease, the BG News said.

“Our priority is ensuring the success of our students, and we are constantly evaluating staffing to meet their needs and operate as efficiently as possible,” Rogers said.


1justsayin(42 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

So Kasich is the reason that these bloated institutions have raised salaries every year and hired staff without regard to declining enrollment? I'm not defending the Gov but when a business loses revenue these cuts are not only appropriate, they're necessary for survival. These same cuts are coming at YSU, Akron, Kent, etc.unless enrollment magically perks up. Tuition already goes up every year like clockwork and that's not enough. Cuts must be made.

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2olddude(201 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Dogman Probably didnt go to college and bettin if his kids will or did, it will be on taxpayers dime..The cost of secondary education keeps rising at three times inflation.. Something has to be done... A couple years back our newly recrowned King suggested that college profs teach 3 classes instead of two to save some dough.. Good suggestion but quickly lost its steam since college profs were his voting kinda folks..

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3commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Watch it olddude, gdog is going to start calling your wife and mother names-- OMG how LOW can he go!!! Oh right he's one of those democrates!!! That's all the can do is call names when things don't go their way

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4olddude(201 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Dogman...U realize that a tenured Prof at State Univ. can retire at 50 with a six figure pension? Teaching 2 classes a day for four days a week...Of course what would a guy who spent most of his time on Sat in the O-zone and the other days at Filthy mcnastys,,,And just say something bout my mother.. Go ahead... And bet my wife would kick ur butt.. She weighs a buck fifteen

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5HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

olddude...I beg to differ with you. For a full professor to retire with a six figure pension at 50 would mean he or she would have had to have taught at least 30 years. Hardly possible as no one I know of at that level would have a PhD at the age of 20. In addition, the only full professors I know who would retire with a 6 figure salary would be those few who teach in either engineering or business. I assure you the vast majority of teaching faculty retire with far less than 6-figure salaries. Now university administrators...that's a different story.

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6olddude(201 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

OK...Should have said in their fifties...My Bad... Does that change anything for U Abe? Can u at the least say that they have a really good deal that is not sustainable? And this is main reason why college costs have have skyrocketed.. way 2 much compensation for staff and Administration...

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