|BGSU faculty sponsors online petition to stop planned cutbacks|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 25 January 2013 11:38|
An online petition is circulating asking that plans be stopped to cut 100 faculty at Bowling Green State University.
As of early this morning, there were more than 2,600 signatures on the petition, which states a goal of 3,000 signatures.
The petition is in reaction to BGSU administration's announcement last week that 100 non-tenure track faculty would be eliminated by the end of spring semester. The university administration has said the cuts, which will come from attrition, retirements and expiration of some one-year contracts, will save an estimated $5.2 million. The cuts are necessary due to decreases in state funding for higher education, according to BGSU administration.
According to the petition, the cutting of faculty at the same time the university plans to increase enrollment by 6,000 students would compromise the education offered at BGSU.
The petition on SignOn.org is being sponsored by the BGSU Faculty Association. Signatures are being sought from students, alumni, faculty, community members and university supporters.
The petition is to be delivered to BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey, BGSU Provost Rodney Rogers, and BGSU Board of Trustees Chairman William J. Primrose III.
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