A news release is out this morning from UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman’s office asking for cuts in the budget at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The cuts are proposed for fiscal year 2011-2012. They total $5 million.
The news release says cuts are in response to the need to address increased university expenses including utilities, insurance and operating costs.
The proposed cuts include:
* Eliminating the master’s degree program in classics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
* Eliminating the K-12 art education program in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
* Eliminating the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, but retaining the master’s program.
* Eliminating the study of organ in the School of Music in Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
* Restructuring the Office of Academic Affairs to incorporate the functions now carried out by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
* Closing and razing University Terrace and relocating existing occupants. The aging building needs significant repairs.
* Discontinuing printing class schedules. The document would be available in electronic formatting only.
* Reduction of on-campus mail delivery from five days a week to every other day.