UW Loses Faculty Members
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 2, 2017
The University of Wyoming has lost four times as many faculty members in the past year than it has in previous years.
While an average year sees 20 to 25 departures, 86 professors, researchers, lecturers and other instructors left the University last year. A voluntary severance program accounted for 43 of the 86 who left. Provost Kate Miller says resignations account for the other 43.
The Laramie Boomerang reports that the faculty exodus could be difficult to manage this academic year, with record freshman enrollment and slightly higher enrollment overall. Some professors worry the departures could make recruiting new faculty more difficult.
Political science professor Gregg Cawley says recent budget cuts might dissuade many from even applying for faculty jobs.