Comprehensive University of Hartford task forces' recommendations could reflect wider ideological shift
- The University of Hartford announced last week the recommendations of two task forces in charge of prioritizing which programs should be maintained, restructured, funded and/or cut.
- The task force recommended cutting around 40 academic programs, including minors in the humanities and arts and a doctorate in educational leadership, and restructuring another 60 so the school can reinvest in growing areas like undergraduate degrees in biology, communication, psychology, and nursing, and the M.B.A.
- With the task force focused on academics appraising more than 250 academic and administrative programs, Hartford's efforts are among the most comprehensive in years and could represent a wider shift in the idea that a wide array of programs is the path to being a top university.
From the article:
It can be tough to hear that one can't truly have it all, but the University of Hartford's faculty members seem to be taking the news well. It probably helps that the message is coming from other faculty members. Last week the university announced the recommendations of two task forces charged with evaluating the university's entire academic and administrative enterprise to prioritize which programs should be maintained, which should be restructured, which need more funding, and which should be cut. ...
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