3.7 Policy on Closure of University Program(s)
Approved by Academic Council, Administration on April 23, 2002
In addition to a proposal for closure of a University academic program which results from a regular academic program review, the President may decide to propose to the Board of Regents that a University school, academic unit or specific academic program be closed or substantially curtailed.
Before forwarding his proposal to the Board of Regents, the President will review the proposal with a Special Review Committee.
The membership of the Special Review Committee will include the Provost and appropriate dean(s).
The Academic Council will select the faculty membership of the Committee.
Normally, the Council will select the faculty members of the Academic Affairs Committee or Graduate Studies Committee depending on the program under review.
The Special Review Committee will issue a report and recommendation, which will be submitted to the Board of Regents prior to the Board’s final determination.
If the Board of Regents approves the proposal, the University may decline to renew faculty appointments including those which are renewable, to terminate probationary, special and regular faculty appointments prior to their scheduled expiration date, and/or to terminate appointments with tenure.
Terminations of appointments due to closure of program are governed by section 7.16.