NC universities may cut jobs, classes

February 7, 2009 11:19:18 AM PST
Officials for North Carolina's universities school system say a budget reduction could affect jobs and classes. The system's 16 campuses could lose well over 1,000 jobs and be forced to cancel hundreds of classes, due to a 7 percent budget reduction.

The cuts would also cause class sizes to increase. And more classes would be taught by part-time instructors rather than full-time professors.

Leaders say they have been working to accommodate an anticipated budget cut, because of North Carolina facing a $2 billion budget shortfall.