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    Quote Originally Posted by THEsocalledfan View Post
    To put this in perspective, the School of Pharmacy is under intense scrutiny from the accreditation body due to a lack of faculty, administration, and funding for faculty development. What a mess.
    And pharmacy practice is down 40-50% in students over the last five years or so…

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCWaters View Post
    Combination of retirement age (many but not all) and people taking advantage of the voluntary separation buyout the admin offered back in January.

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    HDFS: Margaret Fitzgerald (former provost)

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    Music: Robert Groves, Jo Ann Miller, Kyle Mack (rumor is that John Miller may also be retiring).

    Public Health: Paul Carson

    Admin doesn't release a list of names, you have to follow the reception announcements, so I'm guessing there'll be more....
    The music department had a purge about 25 years ago, Kyle Mack was one of the few survivors and is really solid guy. I have total respect and wish him well in his retirement. The Millers....less so.

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    The music department had a purge about 25 years ago, Kyle Mack was one of the few survivors and is really solid guy. I have total respect and wish him well in his retirement. The Millers....less so.
    Warren Olfort is also retiring from Music…

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCWaters View Post
    Yep. St Cloud is proposing cutting 46 majors, 50 minors, and 57 faculty. 90% of their students will be in the 90 programs that remain, so they're doubling down on what is working and cutting the rest loose.

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...b-37155c85e571
    Seems like a smart business decision.

    I seem to remember somebody (Sicatoka maybe) posting a similar breakdown of students vs. majors/minors here at NDSU. One of the major explanations in that article for the cut was cost (with it declining attendance) and while I think there is no one answer to it, a major portion of it is bloat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCWaters View Post
    Warren Olfort is also retiring from Music…
    Dr. O was one of the "replacements" after the purge. I liked him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterborn View Post
    Seems like a smart business decision.

    I seem to remember somebody (Sicatoka maybe) posting a similar breakdown of students vs. majors/minors here at NDSU. One of the major explanations in that article for the cut was cost (with it declining attendance) and while I think there is no one answer to it, a major portion of it is bloat.

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    HS graduation classes are shrinking 10-15% due to the drop in birth rates during the 2008 economic bubble burst.

    Higher Ed is changing, and faster than many expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCWaters View Post
    And pharmacy practice is down 40-50% in students over the last five years or so…
    The combination of students choosing not to go to college, and the disaster that chain pharmacy practice has become has been toxic to enrollment. Sadly, there are many great places in pharmacy still to work, and the pay will beat most majors at NDSU, but clearly the kids are not hearing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCWaters View Post
    And pharmacy practice is down 40-50% in students over the last five years or so…
    I did not know this. They got a new wing put on their building about a decade ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeSonBusiness View Post
    I did not know this. They got a new wing put on their building about a decade ago?
    The tower was built about 5 years ago. Its a mess right now. BTW, the tower was largely privately funded by pharmacists. Yet, NDSU does not seem to understand the importance of that major to the school..... Its a long story, but if you want the scoop, come see me at tailgating.

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    With the economic gap between blue collar & white collar diminishing, and costs of education increasing I can envision colleges struggling to maintain enrollment. With selective student debt being absolved, students are going to be reluctant to take on student debt without a re-assurance that theirs will also be wiped clean.

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