A bloodless queen sacrifice?

by VanessaVaile

Bryan Alexander

A queen sacrifice is when a college or university cuts faculty, especially full-time professors, usually as part of shrinking or ending certain academic programs.  That’s how I’ve been using this sad yet useful term over the past few years.

University of Wisconsin-Superior logoThe University of Wisconsin-Superior offers an interesting variant on this.  Maybe it’s a bloodless queen sacrifice.

What’s happening is UWS has decided to shut down a number of majors and minors.  It’s an interesting mix:

Majors: Broad Field Science, Broad Field Science (Teaching), Chemistry: Forensic (concentration), Communicating Arts: Journalism (track), Communicating Arts: Media Studies (track), Political Science (major), Sociology (major), Theatre (major), Visual Arts: Art History (concentration)

Graduate Programs: Masters in Art Therapy  

Minors: Computer Science, Computer Science (Teaching), Earth Science, Geography, Geography (Teaching), Global Studies, Health and Human Performance, History (Teaching), Journalism, Legal Studies, Media Communication, Photography, Physics, Physics (Teaching), Psychology (Teaching)

What’s interesting about it?  As usual…

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