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Being short 148 students = $3.5M shortfall. Bye-bye raise next year, hello hiring freeze and budget cuts... :/

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caitlin_sd
May. 8th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
Is that figure for the whole school or just the incoming class? I'm asking since I don't know the size of your school. At Camp Hamp that's be a sizeable difference, less so at UMass.

Did the administration say what happened? Sorry to hear this. I went through a couple of years of budget freezes & one salary reduction year at Hampshire. It scrapes, expecially for the lower pay grades.


Edited at 2013-05-08 02:56 pm (UTC)
esprix
May. 8th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Just the incoming class. We should have between 500-550. And the administration is too busy covering its own ass to actually assign blame. "Economy blah blah sequestration blah blah bullshit blah blah blah." The real reason is they fired the incredibly competent admissions director to bring in a crony who switched us to the common app and took away everything special about our campus, so record applications, but lowest yield in 10 years.

Bottom line is our 2% raise last year - the first in 4 years - is the last we'll see for a while.
toll_booth
May. 12th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC)
I just love our governments [sic]. "We can't afford education," they say, but when it comes to guns and bombs, let the money flow!
esprix
May. 13th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Well, this wasn't really a government issue, this was a failure of our admissions department. They're *trying* to blame the economy, but they're wrong. :)
toll_booth
May. 14th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Nothing like failure to own up to one's mistakes.
esprix
May. 14th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
And baby, this is just the beginning. I'm really hoping we have to get a new President after this.
toll_booth
May. 15th, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
Wow. This does not sound good.
esprix
May. 15th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Nope. At the very least the VP of admissions has to go.
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