NHTI Faculty Blame Administrative Costs For Planned Layoffs
NHTI faculty members say if position cuts are needed at the campus in New Hampshire's capital, they should start with what they call a bloated administration. The school formerly known as the New Hampshire Technical Institute, which is part of the state's community college system, recently announced plans to cut 14 teaching position due to what top officials say are declining enrollments and rising costs. The Concord Monitor reports that enrollment at NHTI has been dropping about 2 percent a year since 2010. Faculty members are objecting to statements from the school that the cuts are partly attributable to pay raises given faculty in the past two years.