This archived article was written by: CEU public relations office
Addressing budget cuts from the Utah State Legislature, College of Eastern Utah Board of Trustees today adopted a recommendation to eliminate or modify five Associate degrees.
The following recommendation was approved on a unanimous vote:
For the last several months, the Academic leadership of the College has been working diligently to determine how cuts in the $500,000 range could be implemented to minimize the damage to educational programs.
The following recommendations for program discontinuance and modification are based on close examination of historical and current enrollments, needs of students entering the workforce or transferring to baccalaureate programs at other institutions, impacts to associate degree programs, effect on the College’s ability to perform its overall mission, potential for future growth, and program costs relative to student enrollments.
Based on these criteria, the following programs/degrees have been recommended for discontinuance:
1. Associate of Applied Science and 1-year Certificate in Graphic Design
2. Associate of Applied Science in Electronics with modifications to the 1-year Certificate
3. Associate of Applied Science in Building Construction Management with modifications to the 1-year Certificate.
4. Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking and the 1-year Certificate.
5. Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Assistant/Information Processing Specialist.
This recommendation will be forwarded to the Utah State Board of Regents. If the board approves the proposal, the programs would be eliminated in the 2010 fall semester.
Provisions will be made for students currently in these programs to complete according to the Board of Regents policy on program discontinuance.
A total of just over $1.5 million must be cut from CEU’s state appropriations before the end of the fiscal year. The elimination of these programs and degrees will address a part of these cuts. Further cuts will be announced in the future.