Clarion University to proceed with professor layoffs, alters plan to dissolve education college

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Clarion University said Monday it is going ahead with eliminating several academic areas and 36 jobs, including those of 18 professors.

At the same time, the state-owned school softened a sharply-criticized plan to dissolve its college of education, opting instead to retitle and realign it with a new School of Health Sciences.

The university this morning released its revised workforce plan, one of a number being developed across Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities to deal with sharp enrollment losses, deep cuts in state aid and rising costs amid a slow-improving economy.

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