- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The University of Akron is planning to hire 55 full-time faculty members and says it may hire more in the future.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1QKtzxS ) President Scott Scarborough announced Tuesday the move is intended to address management needs and maintain accreditation in some areas.

He says the faculty hires will “enhance high quality undergraduate teaching.” They will include 18 tenure track and 33 non-tenure track positions. The other four could be either.

The estimated $4.5 million cost is built into the school’s budget. The school eliminated more than 200 non-faculty position and the baseball team earlier this year after announcing that it had a $60 million shortfall over the next three years.

Officials say they want to have the faculty in place by fall 2016.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com


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