University of Wyoming Trustees Approve Changes to Faculty Separation Program - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

University of Wyoming Trustees Approve Changes to Faculty Separation Program

Email


by Associated Press


LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved changes to a program that aims to reduce the number of faculty members in order to save money in the long run.

On Thursday, the trustees approved lifting a cap that had been on the voluntary separation program.

With the change, up to 45 UW faculty members could leave the university at the end of the current academic year. Some positions will be refilled, others will be eliminated.

A previous retirement and separation incentive resulted in the departure of about 50 employees, but fewer than 10 of them were faculty members.

The current program is targeted specifically at faculty.

UW officials expect annual net budget savings of about $4.45 million from the separation program.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
New Twist in University President’s Performance Review LARAMIE, Wy. — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols was appointed in December 2015 and took office May 2016, becoming UW’s 26th — and first female — president. Her performance as UW’s chief administrator will be formally evaluated by th...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Colleges Wrestle with Issue of Using Students’ Fees for Controversial Speakers Katherine Kerwin didn’t like to see a portion of the student fees she pays being spent to bring conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to the University of Wisconsin. Kerwin didn’t agree with Shapiro’s criticism of what he said were attempts to chill fr...
Pennsylvania Education Leader Going Extra Mile for Diversity  Long bike rides are an annual tradition for Dr. John Sygielski, who spent several weeks biking from New Orleans to Nashville this summer, traveling along the Natchez Trace Parkway and passing through Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Along the w...
Semantic Tags: