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(S.D.)-South Dakota University Centers Spend Less Money On Teachers

By: Dennis Brown Posted at: 07/29/2017 11:18 AM
     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's university centers in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Pierre are spending less money on instructors, and it's not just because they have fewer students.
 
     The Argus Leader reports the decrease in spending is also due to a strategic push to offer fewer courses and hire part-time adjunct instructors.
 
     Paul Turman is the Board of Regents vice president for academic affairs. He says Capital University Center is using this strategy because it doesn't have enough students to employ many full-time faculty members.
 
     Most classes at Black Hills State University's Rapid City center are taught by adjuncts.
 
     Adjuncts make up about 30 percent of the instructional staff in Sioux Falls' university center. The center hasn't made any concerted efforts to increase the number of part-time staff.


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