Faculty jobs down 10% in a single year

New data released shows that budget cuts to the California State University are killing thousands of jobs.

There were 10% fewer faculty employed across all 23 campuses in May 2010 than were employed in May 2009.

Some campuses have been hit harder than others. Loss of faculty members was especially high at CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU East Bay, and CSU Stanislaus.All but two campuses (CSU Monterey Bay and the California Maritime Academy) cut the number of faculty jobs, in some places by 15 percent or more.

“This is a horrific one year drop in the number of faculty teaching our students,” said CFA President Lillian Taiz, a history professor at Cal State Los Angeles.

Taiz continued, “These budget cuts are job killers for university faculty and staff and they are opportunity killers for our students.”