Clarion University http://wesa.fm en State Schools Struggle for Funding http://wesa.fm/post/state-schools-struggle-funding <p>Pennsylvania's state-owned universities are in an uncomfortable situation. Declining student enrollment numbers have left universities like Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg and Mansfield with less tuition revenue and the unfortunate task of <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/edinboro-university-wont-cut-ba-music-program">cutting</a> <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/edinboro-university-wont-cut-ba-music-program">programs</a> and <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/clarion-university-cut-staff-courses-consolidate-colleges">faculty</a>.</p><p>In the increasingly competitive higher education market, these state schools are struggling to retain students.</p><p>To address this competition, schools add more amenities that budgets may not allow.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:20:43 +0000 Katherine Blackley 20187 at http://wesa.fm State Schools Struggle for Funding Clarion University To Cut Staff, Courses; Consolidate Colleges http://wesa.fm/post/clarion-university-cut-staff-courses-consolidate-colleges <p>Clarion University, is planning some cuts in staff and programs to address a deficit and declining enrollment.</p><p>University spokesperson David Love said “the comprehensive workforce plan” would trim up to 40 jobs, including 22 faculty, with more than a dozen other positions remaining unfilled or eliminated through retirement and attrition.&nbsp; But no faculty members will be furloughed during this academic year.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:34:25 +0000 Kevin Gavin and The Associated Press 14978 at http://wesa.fm