A group of Rock Valley College students is calling for a halt in a proposal to reduce the number of full-time faculty members.
Rock Valley College announced last week a resolution to reduce the number of faculty members by this fall. According to a news release, the College faces a $1.6 million deficit along with continued loss in state funding and a significant drop in enrollment.
Mitchell McMahon studies mechanical engineering at RVC. The Roscoe-native says he’s concerned about a lower quality of education.
“They are not making the financial distribution of money at RVC very public," McMahon said. "What we want is for them to make a public forum to at least talk openly about why they are making the decision, and at least have accountability to the actions that have been making.”
- Austin Hansen with Public Radio 101 contributed to this report.