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University of Florida deny elimination of computer science department, reported by Forbes here:

In response, University of Florida PR say:
"The plan calls for no lay-offs of tenure-track faculty. Faculty lay-offs are expected, however, if across-the-board cuts are made in the College of Engineering." and "about $1.4 million in savings would come primarily from the elimination of graduate teaching assistants."
With conclusion that "The proposed budget plan would grow the number of graduates from the CISE department because faculty members would be expected to assume a greater teaching responsibility"
No idea what the hell does it mean. Faculty member should work more for the same money? Or student would get less?
Anyway it's not a complete elimination of CISE. Yet.
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From several recent conversations, it looks like they are essentially ending any research in the department and increasing the teaching course load on the faculty who are now free of that pesky waste of time writing papers and other such nonsense. I'm speaking second-hand, as I have no personal knowledge of the situation.
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