The university projects a budget deficit of $35 million due to the reduction in state funding, increase in mandatory costs and current structural deficit, according to the email.
The furlough program at Cal Poly has resulted in pay decreases for faculty members along with an increased workload due to larger class sizes and fewer available lecturers.
Chancellor Reed implemented two programs to reduce the budget deficit: furloughs and lower admission.
“What Will You Do to Save Cal Poly?” asked the green and gold signs waving in the warm fall breeze at the Save Cal Poly rally yesterday morning.
On a rainy Tuesday, I left home for my 9 a.m. class with a warm coat and umbrella in tow. I joined the crowds of hooded and self-sheltered students shuffling from over-hang to covered hallway on the journey to class.