AAUP Challenges SUNY-Albany Program Cuts

The American Association of University Professors is urging the State University of New York at Albany to reconsider a plan to phase out five academic programs and lay off 20 full-time professors in those areas. In a letter sent today to the university’s president, George M. Philip, the association says faculty members at SUNY-Albany have complained that administrators there decided to phase out the programs without sufficient faculty input and without showing the move was truly necessary for budgetary reasons. A university spokesman said officials there are reviewing the letter and will respond directly to the AAUP.

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