NC State Releases Budget Details

July 30, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

From the Bulletin, NC State’s faculty and staff newspaper:

NC State will lose 440 faculty and staff positions under the $53 million budget reduction plan submitted to the University of North Carolina system last week. The positions include 117 EPA faculty, 117 EPA professional and 206 SPA jobs. Forty percent of the jobs that will be eliminated — 176 — are currently filled. . . .

While the overall budget reflects a 10 percent reduction in state funding, colleges took smaller cuts, ranging from 3.36 percent for Humanities and Social Sciences to 8.55 percent for Textiles, [NC State Chancellor Jim] Woodward said.

“We allocated smaller reductions to academic units, yet we are still losing enough non-tenure-track faculty and teaching assistants that our instructional capacity will drop by about 3 percent,” he wrote [to UNC System President Erskine Bowles].

NC State will lose 300 class sections and 9,750 seats. While general education classes were protected to a large extent, students will see larger class sizes and possible graduation delays. Study abroad, leadership, service learning and research opportunities will be reduced because of cuts in staffing and academic support programs.

Read more about the impact of budget cuts in NC State’s magazine 2009 summer issue.

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