Academic Renewal Proposal

[Update] “A Proposal for Academic Renewal” – AMENDED May 11, 2018 with Revised version of Appendix C

A Proposal for Academic Renewal”

This proposal was first introduced to the University community on March 8, 2018, although the Provost first announced his intention to reduce or dissolve some departments, to create a tiered system dividing academic units, and to fire faculty in a series of meetings in September 2017. Over the course of the year, the faculty have presented numerous alternative plans to the Provost, and all have been rebuffed.

Appendix C, on pg. 17, lists the proposed cuts to faculty positions (25 voluntary and 10 “involuntary departures” or firings):