FIU makes cuts. Can you say "ouch"?
FIU trustees have decided on a $32-million budget-cutting plan, in response to lawmakers' reduction in state funding for agencies including universities. Other universities are cutting, too, but FIU's cuts strike the Gradebook as among the most painful.
The plan calls for the closure of more than two dozen academic programs and centers, to take place over the next three years as they are slowly phased out.
FIU Prez Mitch Maidique (left) said he is "heartbroken" at the cuts, which brought some students and faculty to tears at Thursday's meeting.
To see the list of programs to be shut down, read on.
English Teacher Education, BS
English Teacher Education, MS
Environmental and Systems Engineering, MS
Exercise Science, BS, MS
Health Sciences, BS
Health Information Management, BA
Insurance and Risk Management, BBA
Industrial Systems Engineering, BS, MS,
Logistics and Materials Management, BBA
Mathematics Teacher Education, BS, MS
Music Teacher Education, BS
Science Teacher Education, BS, MS
Social Science Teacher Education, BS, MS
Technology Management, MS
Tourism Studies, MS
Travel and Tourism Management, BS
Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ph.D.
These centers also will close:
Center for Economic Research and Education
Center for Health Research and Policy
Future Aerospace Science and Technology Center for Space
Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products
Institute for Children and Families at Risk
Intercultural Institute for Educational Initiatives