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Edgewood College to Cut Faculty, Majors

September 18, 2019
 
 

Edgewood College in Wisconsin will remove some faculty positions in order to reach a 13-to-one student-to-faculty ratio, according to Channel 3000.

The college's deficit doubled over the summer when its incoming class ended up being smaller than expected.

Interim president Mary Ellen Gevelinger told Channel 3000 that within one to two years, the college plans on bringing their student-to-faculty ratio to 15 to one. Gevelinger is unsure at this time how many faculty positions will need to be cut.

The current student to faculty ratio at Edgewood is 10 to one.

A plan for the cuts will be presented to the Board of Trustees during their Nov. 15 meeting, and faculty will be notified after that.

Additionally, the college is considering dropping or merging some of its less popular majors.

Over the past five years, enrollment has shrunk by 30 percent. Edgewood has just under 450 faculty and staff and enrolled around 1,600 students for the 2016-17 year.

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