The impacted faculty can also take part in the retrenchment clause in the union contract, which also gives faculty members the right to be called back to the university if enrollment counts are higher than expected.
Wright State declined to comment further on the process until it is completed.
Wright State has seen about a 30% decline in enrollment overall in the last five years, according to the university. But attracting first-year students has been a particular problem: First-year undergraduate student enrollment has declined by 53% since 2015.
Rubin, also a senior lecturer in the English department, said he had spoken to several people who had been notified as of Tuesday morning they are part of the retrenchment process.
“We’re still losing 113 valuable colleagues,” Rubin said. “No matter how we define it, it’s a loss.”