Dean & Provost surveyed academic administrators across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean about their level of preparedness in case they need to eliminate academic programs.

From the 70 responses received, we learned that most institutions have a program prioritization plan in place or are creating one. Respondents worked at public and private, large and small institutions. The responses were similar for colleges and universities of all types.

Survey-takers had strong opinions about whether creating a plan was a positive or negative process for their institution.

In this month’s installment of the results, find out which members of the campus community were involved in creating the plan and who headed up the effort.

Also, review criteria for prioritization and find out what factors are most commonly considered in plans to prioritize academic programs.