This collection of resources for higher education addresses academic program changes driven by economic pressures. Potential changes range from reducing or discontinuing a single program to closing an institution. The guide is designed primarily for officials making the ultimate decisions (such as boards and presidents), while the four checklists (one of which focuses on general planning considerations, while the other three each focus on a specific type of program change) are intended mostly for people who must implement the changes. Institutions confronting program changes should use these resources to help them plan and administer the changes properly, mitigating potential liability risk and protecting the valid interests of students and employees.
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