Monday, November 24, 2014

Facing budget crunch, University of Alaska Fairbanks to consider dropping programs - Jeff Richardson, News Miner

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has assembled a list of more than 40 academic programs that it will consider eliminating to help slash its budget. Departments were were notified of their status on the "special program review" list this week. The list consists of programs with low enrollment, significantly declining enrollment, or a low number of graduates, criteria set by UAF's Planning and Budget Committee. UAF programs go through the process each year, but the stakes are higher this time. The goal of the review is to achieve $3 million in annual savings, a target that can't be met without trimming academic offerings. Chancellor Brian Rogers has asked that $14 million in savings be identified overall.

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