Our Chapter's Trip to the State Capitol
May 9, 2016
  
     Ten of us spent the day in Oklahoma City to meet with our
     elected officials.  We informed them of the effects of state
     budget cuts on our university, our faculty, and our students.  
     In this year alone:

  • Total budget cuts for FY16 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)
    $3,605,516
  • $1,745,954 of that reduction has been absorbed since
        January 2016.  (Source: President's Update 3-11-16)
  • Four pay cuts for faculty (longevity pay, incentive pay for
    distance education, summer teaching pay, furlough days)
  • Required for faculty, staff, and administrators:  six unpaid
    furlough days in which no schoolwork can be done
  • Forty-nine positions eliminated through early retirements
        and non-reappointments of faculty and staff (Source:
        OSRHE Document)

              We Met With
      Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • And a phone conference with Senator
        Josh Brecheen
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