University to study reducing degree offerings

Dec 24, 2013

Dick McGinity
Dick McGinity

The University of Wyoming may look at reducing the number of degree offerings.  Interim President Dick McGinity says the goal is to not eliminate jobs, but to make sure that faculty are not being asked to do too much.   He notes that there are much bigger institutions that offer the same number of degrees as the University of Wyoming.  McGinity is not sure that is realistic.

“I don’t mean that critically of us, but I ask the question, can we actually do that?  Or can we do it well?  And if we can’t do it well then can we do something less, but do it better.  It’s a question and I’m not sure how it plays out.”

McGinity says he'll take a close look at that question in the near future.