Thursday, March 10, 2016

Valpo to Offer Buy Outs to Tenured Faculty


Facing a sharp decline in student applications and enrollment at its law school, Valparaiso University is offering tenured faculty and those with multi-year contracts a buyout.

University spokeswoman Nicole Niemi said Friday that law schools in today's post-recession era are facing a sharp decline in student applications and enrollment, and are confronted with a diverse mix of financial challenges due to these issues.

She said VU is no exception.

"To put the law school and our students in the best position to succeed, we are taking steps to meet the challenges facing legal education," she said.

Niemi said the purpose of the buyouts is to align the size of the faculty with the expected future law school enrollment.

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