Bad NewsDecember 4, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
I told you times are tough in Hoots.
– Cutting the athletic programs at UT-Martin and UT-Chattanooga, which are subsidized by taxpayer dollars. The state provides about $3.9 million per year for athletics at Martin and about $4.3 million at Chattanooga, officials said. At UT Knoxville, the cost of all athletic programs is covered money from revenue-producing football and basketball programs.
– Charging tuition on a “per credit hour” basis rather than via the current flat fee system. Officials said this could curb problems with students signing up courses, then dropping them. There also could be higher per hour tuition charges for courses where expenses are higher, as when laboratory use or special equipment is needed.
– Offering more courses online, perhaps with students at Chattanooga, Knoxville and Martin using the same materials and instructors.
Gotta make some calls. I have a lot of friends in the athletic department at UTM.
This isn’t great news.