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1 Closures of academic programs can have lasting negative fallout and the savings may not be as great as anticipated, but at certain points—and if done well—closures can provide an opportunity to refocus the institution.
2 While campus leaders typically are the primary drivers of the initial decisions to close programs and to craft the processes of doing so, boards of trustees have important roles to fulfill that can advance the efforts.
3 The current economic uncertainties may have shortened the time it takes for some campuses to recognize that the only way forward is to close academic programs and focus their offerings.
Originally published in Trusteeship Magazine © 2010 AGB. Reproduced with permission.
Eckel, P. D. (2010). Closing Academic Programs: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Trusteeship Magazine, 18 (1), 14-18. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/462
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Date Posted: 25 August 2018