The most striking element of Glick's plan, which would eliminate another 318 positions from UNR, is the consolidation of four distinct colleges into two. The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (which bore the brunt of last year's program review at UNR) would be merged entirely into College of Science
and the College of Education, with 3 degree programs cut, would be merged into College of Liberal Arts.
Such reorganization of colleges, each of which has a distinct identity and by-laws, and to which faculty, students and staff are deeply committed, will be very difficult. But such broad reorganization, which achieves some savings from reducing administrative costs and more savings from economies of scale as faculty are redeployed to meet streamlined curricular needs, is a necessary component in any academic retrenchment plan that has any hope of setting the institution on a firm and sustainable footing for the future.
A discussion of a comparable university-wide reorganization was initiated at UNLV last week by President Smatresk.
The need for the System to consider such a reorganization on a statewide basis was reiterated by Regent Wixom over the weekend in a LV Sun op-ed.
Here is the detailed list of UNR's proposed program reductions and eliminations released today:
Elimination of majors/minors:
Educational Psychology, Counseling and Human Development
Elimination or significantly downsize (note: * signifies elimination):
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Center for Research Design and Analysis *
Nevada Small Business Development Center
Business Center North
Hydrology Graduate Program
Atmospheric Science Graduate Program
Student Services including reductions in Disability Resource Center, Center for Student Cultural
Diversity, Student Success Services, Student Conduct, Recruitment, and Admissions and Records.
Also, additional student services will move to fee‐based support.
University of Nevada School of Medicine
University Assessment Office *
Temporary Instructor Funding
Office of the Provost/Core Curriculum staffing
Office of the President
Special Collections Library staffing*
Library Materials Budget
Elimination of all state funding:
International Students and Scholars
Center for Justice Studies
Child and Family Research Center
Lombardi Wellness Center
Center for Substance Abuse Technology
New Student Initiatives Program
Latino Research Center
Black Rock Press