Akron AAUP Protecting Academic Freedom For a Free Society
The University of Akron Chapter |
American Association of University Professors

As you have doubtless heard, the administration’s preliminary budget for next year calls for nearly $15 million in cuts, with $9.1 million to come from the academic core of the university and $5.7 million from administration.

Department chairs, who have the task of finding any remaining non-essential items to cut from their budgets, are protesting that $9.1 million in cuts is impossible, especially after the cuts of the last two years. There are simply no more “efficiencies” to be found. These cuts are now being characterized as an “exercise” or the first steps in a “conversation”, but past experience has shown that similarly presented “exercises” have a way of turning into reality.

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