Florida International University is considering a three-year plan that includes layoffs and the elimination of programs to deal with a $32 million budget gap for fiscal 2008-2009 and expected future budget cuts.
In an e-mail to the FIU community, President Modesto A. Maidique said the plan currently calls for the elimination of about 265 positions in the next three years. About 130 of those would be considered layoffs. The remaining positions will be shifted to other sources of funding, are already vacant or will be eliminated through attrition.
He said one-third of the positions slated for elimination would be faculty and two-thirds staff. [Read more...]