Social Work professor speaks out about instructor cuts at TRU

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Thompson Rivers University says about 60 per cent of its sessional or contract staff in the Faculty of Arts may not be re-hired.

The number is projected to drop from 81 sessional instructors hired last year to 31 this upcoming year.

The Vice President of Advancement, Christopher Seguin told Daybreak earlier this week the cut is directly related to a decline in enrolment within the arts.

That has instructors in the School of Social Work at TRU scratching their heads.

Instructors there say enrolment is up.

They also say the number of sessional instructors has risen dramatically.

Michael Crawford is a full-time instructor in that department.

He spoke with Daybreak's Shelley Joyce.

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