Employee Morale

SUNO To Trim Budget By $2.6 Million With Layoffs, Cutbacks And Unfilled Staff Slots

To cut about $2.6 million from Southern University at New Orleans' budget, Chancellor Victor Ukpolo announced plans to lay off employees, cut back on maintenance and energy use, and let vacancies go unfilled. Jobs of tenured and tenure-track faculty members arel not at risk "at this point," he said.

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Jackson Community College Replacing Its Campus Security Department With Private Company

Jackson Community College is dissolving its campus security department and privatizing the service in hopes of saving about $300,000 in this year’s budget.

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An Outsourcing Plan Stirs Fear at Texas A&M

When the Texas A&M University System announced that its flagship would gain $260 million in new revenue and savings in the next 10 years by outsourcing its building maintenance, landscaping and dining services, Chancellor John Sharp said the plan was an unprecedented way to raise money in financially struggling higher education.

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Report: CSUS workforce complaints reflect 'state worker environment'

An inordinately high number of workplace complaints at California State University, Sacramento, reflects the "state worker environment" on the capital campus, according to a report commissioned by officials and obtained this week by The Bee.

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Why GVSU Is The 'Gold Standard' For Faculty And Staff Fundraising

When it comes to faculty and staff fundraising, Grand Valley State University just might be the “gold standard.”

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Nicholls State And The University Of Southeastern Louisiana Lay Off Workers

The state's public colleges and universities are absorbing a fifth round of budget cuts since 2008. In the new state budget, higher education was cut by $66 million, bringing total cuts since 2008 to $420 million.

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Award-Winning Transitions

In June, 15 colleges and universities were recognized by the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for innovative practices in supporting faculty before, during, and after their retirement transitions. The awards focused on efforts to support the development of a legacy for retiring faculty, help them transition into retirement, and keep faculty involved in the academic community during their retirement years.

Examples of the measures recognized include: