The school is adding some new faculty in areas which are growing but the cause is obviously the higher ed bubble.

Hat tip to Instapundit. Ebony Walmsley of the New Haven Register reports.

Quinnipiac University to lay off 15 professors, add 12 new faculty members

Quinnipiac University is laying off 15 professors in areas of declining enrollment, but adding 12 in growth fields, a school official confirmed late Friday.

“The university is adding faculty in areas of growth and reducing the number of faculty in areas that have had declining enrollments over the past two years,” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. “As a result, 12 new faculty members will join the university this fall, and 15 professors currently on the faculty have been notified that they will not be reappointed next year.”

A university source who spoke on condition of anonymity originally said 20 full-time professors — including new hires — will be laid off in the near future.

The source said 11 professors from the College and Arts and Sciences, the university’s liberal arts school, four professors from the School of Communications and various numbers from other schools will be cut from the university, the source said.

The source also said a $6 million shortfall in income and unexpectedly low student enrollment numbers were to blame for the layoffs.