Last week's proposal by the University of Akron to eliminate as many as 55 academic programs caught many faculty members by surprise. Some instructors are hoping to convince the administration to rethink phasing out 'their' programs. The list of programs that could get the ax ranges from theater to physics, and includes two-year degrees all the way to PhD’s.
Kevin Feldt teaches marketing and sales in the university’s two year technical college. He says news that four of his degree programs would be cut came almost without warning.
“I saw it on the news this afternoon, but I got an email yesterday.”