It is so hard to imagine this campus without the services of the employees who are being laid off. A university is not like other businesses. People’s roles here are so specialized and tend to be passionate about what they do. Programs are going to lose their accreditation due to the loss of the support staff because labs will not able to be taught. The people who prepare the labs for classes will be gone.
These are not just our words, these are not just the words of the folks who are loosing their jobs; this is according to Deans and Department Chairs who are backing up their words with statistics and are saying things like, “the student learning experience and the external funding that supports these activities are now at risk.”