"The number of undergraduate students at William Paterson University is down by more than 10% this semester compared with where the enrollment stood last fall, a sign that the institution has yet to shake off the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But... — read more
Squeezing out as much from labor... https://www.highereducationinquirer.org/2021/07/the-growth-of-robot-colleges.html
Upper Management Increased as Enrollment Declined
"Upper management positions have increased in number from 46 to 54 over the last 10 years, he said, and 'the salary of a single top administrator could cover the cost of several junior... — read more
It's not good...https://www.fitchratings.com/research/us-public-finance/fitch-affirms-william-paterson-university-nj-revs-at-bbb-outlook-revised-to-stable-09-02-2022
William Paterson University and Structural Racism?
I'm of the mind that WPUNJ has suffered because of two things: structural racism and predatory capitalism. The layoffs and the Academic Partnerships deal only confirm this hypothesis.
"The Faculty Organize, but Management Enjoys Solidarity"
Here's historical context for understanding faculty and the College Meltdown. Marc Bousquet was a genius, with articles like this, and the classic, "How the University Works." Much of his work is available for... — read more
Protesters Rally Against Layoffs At William Paterson
AFT (American Federation of Teachers) Local 1796, the college faculty union, protested the staff and faculty layoffs. The event took place before Friday's Board of Trustees meeting, which included the administration's plan to address the deficit... — read more
William Paterson University and Academic Partnerships
Anybody here know about the savage deal WPU made with Academic Partnerships to increase online enrollment? ... — read more
Budget issues - bail out now
Advice - Bail out now while you can, it could become very unpleasant. The writing's on the wall, the tragedies of economics [supply vs demand, revenue vs. expenses ] could hit the fan very soon. I did college budgeting for 20 years, and when money... — read more