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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 25 November 2013 12:54
Thirty non-tenure track faculty at Bowling Green State University will not be returning in fall, 2014.
According to a letter from Provost Rodney Rogers sent to faculty this morning, the notifications will be given to those affected  by Dec. 1.
The letter cited a smaller freshman class, declining state support and a contractual commitment to bring full-time faculty salaries up “to the mean of peer universities.”
The letter continued: “Finally, and most importantly, we must ensure that we do all we can to provide a high-quality education that is affordable and a great value to our students and their families.”
In the letter, Rogers states, that while the incoming freshman class is one of the best ever academically, its smaller numbers will continue to affect the university’s financing.
“This smaller class will impact our planning and budgeting for the next three years as this cohort of students moves towards degree completion. While we are anticipating a slight increase in retention rates, this improvement will not offset the decrease in enrollment from this fall’s freshman class.”
The university has also contracted with the consulting firm Accenture to look at possible ways for BGSU to save money and increase revenues. The company is expected to present its report Dec. 11.
Rogers noted that the contract does not require the university to notify non-tenure track faculty members with three years or less of service until March 1, but all affected employees, regardless of how long they’ve taught at BGSU, will be notified by Dec. 1.
The university hires 260 non-tenure track employees, and a total of more than 870 full-time faculty.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 14:08

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