Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Theater, chemistry, sociology among dozens of academic programs cut at the University of Alaska system - Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media

The state’s public university system is eliminating dozens of degree and certificate programs from theater to chemistry to creative writing to close a budget gap driven by cuts to state funding and declining enrollment, and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Friday approved cutting about 40 programs and reducing or merging several others. It’s part of an effort by the UA administration to scale-down the university system as revenue sources shrink.