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Stop Academic Program Cuts at IPFW

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At IPFW, academic programs are being threatened (and some have already been suspended) in the interest of cost-effectiveness. However, the Purdue Board of Trustees chose to cut half of the humanities programs - and humanities comprise 62% of enrollment at IPFW.

Not only are they limiting our access to higher education, they are actively cutting programs that students want to be a part of. These cuts will reduce the number of new students at IPFW and reduce the quality of education for students already enrolled. For a university dedicated to quality education for all, this seems counter-intuitive to their core mission.

The Purdue Board of Trustees will make a final decision on November 15, 2016. This petition to STOP these programs from being cut will be sent directly to them in hopes of getting them to reverse their decision.

If you could identify yourself as a student in the "comments" section when you sign, that would help immensely!

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Undergraduate degree programs or majors suspended July 1, 2016:

  • Environmental Geology 
  • Environmental Policy

Undergraduate degree program or majors suspended

Individual degree programs:

  • French
  • Geology (BA & BS)
  • German
  • Philosophy
  • Women’s Studies

Majors within departments:

  • Biology Pre-Dentistry
  • Chemistry Pre-Dentistry
  • Chemistry Pre-Medicine
  • Math Computing
  • Math Business
  • Math Statistics
  • Legal Studies
  • Public Management

Stand-alone teaching programs (COAS departments and Educational Studies will craft a program for secondary teacher education):

  • Biology Teaching
  • Chemistry Teaching
  • French Teaching
  • German Teaching
  • Spanish Teaching
  • Physics Teaching

Graduate programs suspended

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • Applied Mathematics Operations Research
  • Mathematics Applied Statistics Certificate
  • Masters in Mathematics

Departments or programs eliminated January 1, 2016

  • Geology
  • Philosophy
  • Women’s Studies

Departments merged July 1, 2017

  • Anthropology & Sociology

Departments merged July 1, 2018

  • VPA and Fine Art

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