Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College (ATC) is planning a Reduction in Force (RIF) October 2018. The RIF is planned for this month because of flat enrollment with a decline in credit hours earned. To ensure a balanced budget, it is necessary for the College to implement this plan.
The College has seen growth only in dual enrollment, where students average just 3-6 credit hours per term versus normal full-time credit enrollment students, which average 12 to 15 credit hours. We have engaged the entire academic and administrative teams in recruitment and retention efforts. Plans are in place for the next fiscal year, to increase student credit hours through compressed schedules. This will allow students to keep their educational training on track and be readily available for the workforce, as well as resolve the full time student ratio.
“Albany Technical College is striving to live up to the obligations of Southwest Georgia workforce development by being good agents of our state funds,” said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of ATC. “Workforce demands change and there is a constant repositioning that gives us a better opportunity to respond to those needs.”
Parker said the RIF would affect three positions – one(1) full-time faculty position, and two(2) fulltime staff positions. In addition to these positions, the College will be eliminating one(1)full time faculty position; (11) currently vacant positions- five (5) which were full time faculty and six (6) which were full time staff. The College has also completed a comprehensive review of all part-time faculty and staff and operational budgets and will be reducing costs in various departments.
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