Citing ‘Unprecedented’ Financial Challenges, Miami U. Tells Low-Enrollment Majors to Change
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Emma Pettit, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Seventeen low-enrollment undergraduate majors at Miami University in Ohio, many of which are in the humanities, have been directed to reinvent themselves, potentially by merging with other programs.
While one state over, West Virginia University has undertaken program cuts criticized by its faculty for being top-down and drastic, Miami administrators are eyeing a much more moderate reform. But their plan signals that, for many colleges, predictions of needed belt tightening ahead are starting to become reality.