From Adam Cotterell/Boise State Public Radio: Idaho’s public universities Wednesday told the State Board of Education what programs and degrees they’re ready to cut, which could lead to job layoffs. All four of Idaho’s four-year universities reported on a yearlong evaluation known as program prioritization. This was a requirement from the state board aimed at cost cutting. The schools looked at every program offered and judged each based on things like return on investment and demand. The resulting recommendations could lead to layoffs at each school. More here.
University of Idaho's proposed cuts:
- Musical Theater -B.F.A
- American Studies - B.A., B.S
- Medical Technology -B.S.
- Environmental Engineering -M.S., M.Engr
- Art - M.A.T.
- English - M.A.T.
Question: When it comes to education in Idaho, state leaders seem to know only one gear -- reverse. Thoughts?