Mountain State Spotlight
As students return to campus, painful cuts to degree programs and faculty positions at West Virginia University are on the horizon as administrators work to fix a $45 million budget deficit.
Based on enrollment trends and revenue, administrators proposed cuts to dozens of programs, including eliminating some bachelor’s and advanced degrees, merging other programs and laying off faculty.
Next, faculty will have the chance to appeal the recommendations made by administrators before a final vote from the university’s board in September.
The process is expected to be finished by mid-fall and will result in some tenured professors being laid off as programs are downsized or eliminated.
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