I would recommend accelerating your contributions. Here's my story, which explains that recommendation:
I used to work in academia. When the effects of the recession started to ripple out, I accelerated my 403(B) contributions in anticipation of having my job cut. I was a little worried that I might miss out on some of my employer's match, but then the match was eliminated -- along with many other benefits.
We then had a RIF, again linked to the impact of the recession. I survived that, but I later decided to take a different, non-academic job.
Since starting this different job, I've continued the acceleration of my retirement contributions (401(K) and 457), because I like the security of doing this. Also, with my current employer, I don't lose anything with the match. My mate, who works in academia, does the same. Effectively, it means that we don't get paid for the first N months of the year, but we are able to make this work.
Now we have coronavirus, and like many other people, I am facing furloughs and layoffs. My mate's employer has announced cuts akin to what have been posted here. We don't know what will happen, but accelerating our contributions gives us a little peace of mind. Again, this isn't for everyone, but it works for us. Remember that a university's "economic necessity" can easily trump your tenure:
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