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ACTA Sends Letter to University of Connecticut Board of Trustees

March 7, 2024 Download PDF

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported that in response to a projected $70 million budget deficit, the University of Connecticut administration has proposed “sweeping” operating budget cuts, across all units, by 15 percent over five years.  Connecticut joins West Virginia and Arizona as states whose public flagship universities face stark financial challenges.  Read ACTA’s letter to the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees urging them to resist the temptation to attempt to use across-the-board cuts as a shortcut to fiscal sustainability.  College and university trustees must be willing to make difficult choices about institutional priorities if they wish to restore public trust in higher education.


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