Macquarie professors call for detail on uni’s finances

They have written to the Vice Chancellor expressing, “grave concern” over the proposed job losses and restructures

The letter, said to be from half the professoriate, asks S Bruce Dowton to present the financial modelling used to create the case for the intended closure of the Faculty of Human Sciences.

“As key members of the university we are not satisfied with the information and justification provided for this decision, nor with the manner in which it has been presented,” they write.

Professor Dowton made his case for cuts in an all-staff message Wednesday, which did not detail the projected decline in enrolment income but did specify a $4m-$5m per annum saving by abolishing the faculty and reallocating constituent departments.


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