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Implementing Reduction in Faculty Due to Changing Enrollment Patterns

SG 2.09

  1. Policy Statement
  2. History

Policy Statement

  Guidelines for Implementing Reduction in Faculty Due to Changing Enrollment Patterns

  The following guidelines should be followed for any reduction in workforce.  See Board of Trustees' Policies BOT 4.2.15 for additional information.

A.  Role of the Unit

The unit is evaluated with respect to the University's role and mission, and the University curriculum, as well as its relationship to other programs in the region and state.

B.  Enrollment History

The enrollment history is evaluated on the basis of a list of the full-time equivalent students (FTES) taught by the unit.

C.  Efficiency

In addition to the student/faculty ratio, both cost per student credit hour and teaching load are examined.

D.  Number of Majors

The number of majors for a unit reported for each year is reviewed.

E.  Service Factor

The service factor measures the dependence of other collegiate units on the one being evaluated. This evaluation is based on the number of credits taught by the unit to majors not their own (balance of trade) as well as by an examination of general education and cognate requirements.

F.  Professional and Community Contributions

The professional and community contributions by the unit are considered. Sources of such information include unit evaluations, consultant reports, and departmental records.

G.  Future Demand

The future demand for the unit is a judgment based on the impact of additions, deletions, or modifications in programs. In addition, changes in institutional need and external conditions will be considered.

All data to be provided by the  Office of Institutional Analysis.


January 7, 2019 - Retitled FH 3.10 to SG 2.09

May 30, 2018 - deleted “Guidelines for” in title