Surprise. It turns out faculty don’t like the idea of their own institutions becoming consolidated.
Reported by Higher Ed Dive, nearly 70% of faculty within Pennsylvania’s state system don’t approve of the plan to consolidate their six institutions into two, despite enrollment within the six having trended downward over the past decade.
The takeaway? Getting broad support for structural moves that feel like they may serve as an existential risk to their personal livelihoods? That is a tough task that requires deep and transparent case-making. And even then?
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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