Recommendations For Cuts At East Carolina University

As universities in the state, look at ways to cut costs, a committee for East Carolina University has made their suggestions.

A final report by the Program Prioritization Committee shows the university is "relatively efficient and effective" and not in need of significant reorganization.

The committee released those finding on Friday, April 27th.

The Committee did recommend some changes that would add up to $1.3 million dollars in savings.

Some of the suggestions include, Reduce the number of academic departments by four.

That includes mergers within the College of Education and the relocation of programs in the Brody School of Medicine.

Other recommendations include relocation or consolidation in the following:

  • Merge Library Science and Business and Information Technologies within the College of Education.
  • Merge Higher, Adult and Counselor Education and Educational Leadership within the College of Education.
  • Move Physician Assistant Studies into Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine.
  • Move Clinical Laboratory Sciences to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine.
  • Move the School of Hospitality Management to the College of Business.
  • Move the Department of Nutrition into either the College of Health and Human Performance or the College of Allied Health Sciences.

ECU took a 16.1 percent cut in state funding for the 2011-2012 fiscal year following four consecutive years of state budget cuts.

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