Thursday, September 1, 2016

University of Illinois Faculty Switching Jobs Because of Budget Standoff

In yet another effect caused by the state budget crisis, U of I says even more of its faculty has left the school for jobs elsewhere in the past year.

Officials at the Champaign-Urbana university said over the past two years that uncertainty over the state budget and pension funding has led to more faculty at the campus looking for work outside of Illinois.

In the past year, 151 professors received outside job offers and 70 faculty members resigned.

Many at the university fear that it will become even more difficult to keep teachers if there's not a permanent fix to the budget problem. More students are leaving the state as well, compounding the professorial problem. Some officials have said the exodus could take years to reverse, further threatening the long-term health of the Illinois economy.

Information provided by WEEK HOI-19

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