Diane Dietz has the report in the RG here:
To save money, the University of Oregon is preparing to trim about 75 jobs from its non-tenured faculty, according to United Academics, the labor union representing the faculty.
Plans call for reductions of 25 positions from the College of Arts and Science, 25 from the College of Education and 25 from other university units, the union said it has learned.
The 75 faculty cuts are expected to come largely from the ranks of the career non-tenured faculty, which today number 934.
… UO spokesman Tobin Klinger said the UO has no detailed information to release at this point.
… Cuts are expected to land heavily on the Arts and Administration Department within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.
… The non-tenured faculty had taken on a lot of the teaching load as the UO increased its student body by one-fifth between 2008 to 2012. Enrollment peaked at 24,600 and has since retreated to 23,600.
The cuts — and tuition increases — are necessary because the Legislature is providing an essentially flat budget for the state’s seven universities for the coming year.
… “Only four states in the nation provide less funding per student for higher education than Oregon, which has severely impacted the affordability and accessibility of a college degree in this state,” Schill said in a statement.