This is funny. A professor whines about staff cuts.
OSHKOSH (WLUK) –Concerns among UW-Oshkosh faculty are rising as the school plans to reduce positions.
“The impact is going to be on the students, and that’s unfortunate,” said political science professor, David Siemers.
Siemers said faculty work load would go up; he blames the significant reduction in state support.
“This is an intentional financial crisis of the states choosing, we didn’t create that problem,” said Siemers.
Siemers said more classes for each faculty member means less attention for each student, and a less quality education.
In the SAME STORY…
“We’re down about 1,800 students undergraduate students in the last five years. So as a result we simply cannot support the same size faculty and staff,” said Leavitt.
Looking at the 6 fall semesters prior to the current one, there was a 15% decline in enrollment. The university said that’s essentially a loss of nearly $10 million.
It seems to me that the UWO staff has been enjoying a reduced workload for years without nary a peep. Now that the school is finally (way too slow) taking a tiny bit of action to rightsize the staffing level to the number of students, Professor Siemers is fretting. Whatever.