UNCG budget cuts could eliminate 120 jobs, 600 classes

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Greensboro could cut as many as 120 positions and 600 classes because of a recent budget shortfall.

According to the News and Record, UNCG is facing a budget shortfall of $12.8 million due to reduced state funding.

Chancellor Linda Brady told faculty members Wednesday that UNCG could start the 2014-15 academic year in August with 600 fewer classes, which is about 5 percent of all classes offered.

The university cut 390 classes this year when it lost about $4 million in state funding.

It was reported that the school will lose the state money next year due to a 2.6 percent drop in enrollment this year.

It was not announced which positions would be cut, but Brady said faculty who have tenure or contracts will not be laid off.

The cuts are expected to most greatly affect departments such as athletics, maintenance, housekeeping and IT.

UNCG will offer fewer classes with small enrollments, but graduate and transfer enrollment should increase.

Brady says the budget cuts are provisional and could change if the state legislature provides the UNC system with more funding when it meets in May.

The cuts won’t take effect until July 1.

Source: News and Record