retrenchment

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“Retrenchment” isn’t a word you normally hear in everyday conversation. But it has a very specific meaning in the context of Oregon’s state universities. And if a proposed retrenchment plan is adopted at Southern Oregon University, it’ll mean fewer programs – and fewer teachers.

Retrenchment Looms At Southern Oregon U.

Feb 12, 2014
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"Retrenchment" is not a word used lightly on the Southern Oregon University campus.

It is the term required when the university considers program cuts that would result in faculty jobs being lost.

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Southern Oregon University will move ahead with plans to cut programs to save money.

On Thursday, SOU administration released plans for "retrenchment"--cutbacks in academic programs that allow the elimination of faculty jobs.