The layoffs are to take place at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year. The faculty union has said the layoffs would be the largest retrenchment in the university system’s history.

Enrollment in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has dipped 22 percent in the last decade, and the universities have dipped into their reserves to fund expenses. The system is currently undergoing a redesign, announced before the COVID-19 pandemic, that would integrate six of the universities into two institutions.

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