Their administration had been trying to eliminate jobs, freeze salaries, and cut benefits.
Strikes by tenure track faculty are very rare, and typically only last a day or two. This was the longest I know of, at ~4 weeks. About half the faculty walked out, and their classes were being taught by deans and “interested community members”. The university faculty and their administration have now come to a tentative agreement, and classes will resume Monday.
According to this news report, Wright State’s poor financial situation was the result of the usual administrative blunders – including an insipid, expensive, and abandoned branding campaign, expensive consulting contracts that led nowhere, lawsuits, and more:
2. Presidential debate fail
Wright State spent $1.7 million preparing to host a presidential debate in the 2016 election that never happened, and spent another $2.6 million more in upgrades to the Nutter Center in preparation for the cancelled debate. …
WSU administrators say they have taken steps to address these issues.
7. Millions for president’s pay
Former WSU president David Hopkins quietly resigned from the university last month after a tumultuous tenure.
Hopkins’ compensation itself was at times controversial. In 2014, contract provisions put his pay over $1 million, eclipsing other public university presidents, our I-Team reported.
So far I don’t see any details on the settlement, if you see anything please post a link.