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Kent U. halts faculty sabbaticals for next year

February 19, 2009

Kent State University has canceled faculty sabbaticals for 2009-2010 in order to save money.

The move, which will affect 60 professors, will save the public university some $500,000 at a time of belt-tightening across higher education.

Kent State isn’t the only university to have taken this step since the economy turned sour last year. The University of Georgia announced in August that faculty research leaves had been canceled for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.