Perimeter interim President Rob Watts unveiled the austerity proposal to faculty Friday, but said the school’s 390 tenure and tenure-track professors would go unaffected by the staff reductions. Those who avoid the guillotine will begin carrying heavier class loads full of more students.
The college’s plan to trim $25 million from its nearly $200 million budget next year remains ambiguous, Watts said, until administrators have a sense of how the deficit will impact enrollment, from which it draws a lion’s share of its funding. (The school will also receive north of $50 million in state funds for the coming fiscal year, which begins next week.)
- James Richardson