Eastern Washington University to lay off at least 350 employees

Television station KREM has the details.

The layoffs will include classified and exempt university staff. Some will lose their jobs, while others will see a reduction in the amount of time they work each year, including some that could become half-time employees.

Left unclear, at least in the KREM story, is whether academic programs might be on the chopping block.

There might be an announcement on the EWU website, but I couldn’t locate it. If you’re aware of one, please share it.

40 academic programs cut or reduced in U of Alaska system

The Associated Press has the details.

The cuts are meant to save the university $25 million as part of a spending reduction plan President Jim Johnsen signed with Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy last year. That plan agreed to cut $70 million in state funding over three years.

KTTU-TV posted this document, which lists the affected programs.