UVM begins layoffs of faculty within the College of Arts & Sciences

Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 12:05 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Layoffs have begun at the University of Vermont within the College of Arts and Sciences.

According to the chair of the UVM English department, a senior lecturer of 31 years was laid off for “purely financial reasons.” They say other faculty in the geology and history departments are also facing termination.

This comes after the school laid out a plan to cut some programs students could major in because of low enrollment, graduation rates and an increasing deficit.

The decision was proposed because of a budget gap of more than $8 million.

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