Tuesday, July 5, 2016
West Virginia University College of Law Accelerates Faculty Buyout Program
Epic News!: On July 2, 2016, the Charleston Gazette-Mail published an article from staff writer Jake Jarvis, under the header “WVU invites employees to leave through ‘voluntary separation’ program.” Check out the following portion:
“Administrators at West Virginia University are using a new tactic to try to slow their spending: asking employees if they want to voluntarily leave their jobs.
The program, called the voluntary separation incentive plan, has already been used by one college with another one on the way. Even though WVU was spared from further cuts to its state appropriations in the final state budget lawmakers recently agreed on, colleges and departments at the school are planning ahead for cuts down the road.
“We had a four- to five-year plan for adjusting the size of the law school faculty and staff through voluntary retirements and departures,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “With the budget challenges that occurred in West Virginia this year, and because there will be challenges for the next several years, I realized that it would be a good idea to accelerate that time period.”
The program offers employees a one-time, lump sum to leave their jobs.
Nine employees — a mix of two faculty members, five classified and two non-classified staff members — took an offer from the college in January to voluntarily leave, totaling $615,000 in lump sum payments.
“If it is a critical role, we may need to replace it, but many times it is not replaced,” said Jim Morris, the school’s assistant vice president for human resources.
Bowman said he is still in the process of determining what positions will be replaced, but he estimated the program will save the college $500,000 annually. He had hoped to save as much as $800,000 annually. Only employees who had worked with the College of Law for 10 years or longer received offers.
That was the first time WVU offered the voluntary separation incentive on a large scale. Prior to that, it only made offers to individual employees when funding was short, if grants fell through or it the department wanted to reallocate resources.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! Did you think that you were going to be able to keep ass-raping your students, without lubricant, forever?
By the way, “voluntary separation” is the equivalent of your girlfriend tellling you, “We should see other people.” Does that seem mutual to you, bitch?!?! She simply doesn’t want to see your ass any longer.
Other Coverage: Paul Caron discussed this development in his July 4, 2016 entry “Amidst 26% Enrollment Decline, West Virginia Law School Accelerates Faculty And Staff Downsizing With Buyouts.” Here is his contribution:
“The law school enrolled 103 1Ls in Fall 2015, down from 139 1Ls in Fall 2011.”
It’s nice to see that college grads are starting to take a harder look at whether to attend law school. After all, this is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DECISIONS in your entire damn life. Choose wisely, dumbass.
Look at this comment posted by Old Ruster from JD Junkyard, on July 4, 2016 at 6:24:21 am:
‘"Right-sizing" -- appears to be a trend.’
Tuition: In-state, full-time law students were charged $19,008 in tuition – for the 2015-2016 academic year. Non-residents attending this cesspit on a full-time basis had their buttholes penetrated to the tune of $35,568, for the 2015-2016 school year.
Ranking: Based on these costs, this school must have one hell of a reputation in the legal and academic communities, right?!?! According to US “News” & World Report, We$TT Virginia Univer$iTTy Commode of Law is rated as the co-97th greatest, most remarkable and illustrious law school in the entire damn country. It shares this distinct honor with Crooklyn and Wayne $TTaTTe. Yes, what a remarkable in$TTiTTuTTion!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this trash heap is desperately trying to save money. That’s what happens when ABA-accredited toilets keep seeing declines in enrollment, despite less selectivity from admi$$ion$ committee$. The pigs could lower tuition and accept lower salaries. After all, it’s not as though 4-6 hours of “work” per week requires an annual income of $180K. The law school swine do not care, in the slightest, that their recent graduates face garbage job prospects. They also do not give a damn about the insane levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt essentially required for a law degree.
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