Memphis Math Department Shrinks

Department cancels courses and overloads classes as part-time faculty spots are left unfilled.

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The hiring freeze of part-time faculty members at the University of Memphis is taking a toll on class size and scheduling, the Daily Helmsman reports. The math department reduced its part-time staff by almost 60 percent and canceled four courses as a result.

Other departments like English and foreign languages aren't hurting as badly—yet—but most expect the tightening budget at the school and in the state to affect them eventually.