Has anybody heard anything new?
"Overall enrollment dropped more than 10 percent to 7,624, roughly the same drop as the past two years. Western, based in Macomb and Quad Cities, has lost several hundred students each year since... — read more
As a Town’s Fortunes Fall, Blame Shifts to Its University’s Beleaguered President
From the Chronicle of Higher Education... "Local politics and charges of racism loom over calls for Jack Thomas’s removal at Western Illinois University." https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-a-Town-s-Fortunes/246462?cid=wsinglestory_hp_3
More layoffs coming in 2020.
I think this is just a beginning - they will continue to cut. My opinion only and I've been here only two ears
132 Layoffs at Western Illinois University
"Western Illinois University announced 132 layoffs on Friday, including 29 faculty members, The Moline Dispatch reported." https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2019/03/04/132-layoffs-western-illinois-university
Freshman enrollment down 20%?
"Western Illinois University and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale saw the steepest enrollment declines this fall, according to data collected by IPR from nine Illinois campuses. The WIU and SIUC freshman classes are down more than 20... — read more
By the Numbers: A Look at WIU's Faculty Layoffs
A breakdown of the 24 faculty members laid off show: 8 Unit A (tenure or tenure-track faculty) including: 3 professors 4 associate professors 1 assistant professor 16 Unit B (non-tenure track faculty) including: 3 assistant professors 13 instructors... — read more
Western Illionois Mentioned in Richard Vedder Article
"Recently, Western Illinois University (WIU) announced the layoff of 24 faculty members, some tenured. Another 62 unfilled positions are also being eliminated. This is not the first downsizing at WIU, nor will it probably be the last. In 2013, 11,700... — read more
WIU: Lower Enrollment and Cost Cutting in 2018
"Total enrollment on both campuses is projected to decline about 14% from fall of last year, down to 8,088 students from 9,441, according to total enrollment numbers on the WIU website. The totals include currently enrolled students and graduate... — read more