GSE Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

2003

Publication Source

Changing Course: Making the Hard Decisions to Eliminate Academic Programs

Start Page

151

Last Page

168

Abstract

This book has provided case illustrations and discussed the costs and savings of program elimination, the role of leadership, the ability of shared governance to make hard decisions, and the use of criteria. The concluding chapter brings together the findings to provide counsel on program elimination. It presents rationale for why decisions must be defensible; discusses the tradeoffs regarding savings, tenure, and program elimination; and makes suggestions both for campus leaders seeking to eliminate programs and for those seeking to fight off program closures. Additionally, it suggests empirically based modifications to the Association of American University Professors (AAUP) policies concerning program termination and shared governance.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in Changing Course: Making the Hard Decisions to Eliminate Academic Programs © 2003 Praeger and © 2009 Rowman and Littlefield

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Date Posted: 14 August 2018