Major decisions are about to be made at the University of
Toledo, as $14 to $17 million worth of budget reductions will be
made at the main and health science campuses.
"This is happening
all over the country. Every state except two has reduced funding for higher
education in the last several years," said UT President Dr. Lloyd
According to Jacobs, while some classes will be cut, no student will be denied access to
the pursuit of a degree.
"We will reduce some sections that are
under-subscribed, but we're not reducing any sections that are needed for
degree completion," said Jacobs.
Linda Rouillard, UT Faculty Senate president, says before
any academic cuts are considered, university administration should be trimmed. Jacobs argues UT is not top-heavy.
"My board worries about the thinness at
the top. I myself have not had a raise for the entire time I've been at the
University of Toledo," said Jacobs.
Despite a projected deficit of $30 million for the
upcoming fiscal year, a tuition freeze remains in effect until the spring 2014
"Our commitment has been - and continues to be - spare the student,
spare the student experience, spare the value of education," said Jacobs.
Jacobs says more
details of the upcoming cuts will be known when a plan goes before the trustees
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