4 Months Into His Tenure, a Flagship’s President Proposes 50 Faculty Layoffs

May 16, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez

May 3, 2018

About 50 full-time faculty positions may be on the chopping block at the University of Montana at Missoula, according to a new proposal that seeks to plug the college’s $10-million deficit over the next three years.

The proposal, called the "University of Montana Strategy for Distinction," was crafted by Seth Bodnar, the university’s president, with the help of a slew of university committees and task forces. In an effort to design a "university and learning infrastructure that keep students and their needs at the center," it proposes a set of structural changes, including reorganizing departments and discontinuing programs.

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