Provost & Academic Vice President

Office of the Provost: Program Review Recommendations

We offer our appreciation to the University's Academic Program Elimination Review (APER) Committee for their work. We know it was arduous, and we thank them for the great care they took in the process.

In providing educational opportunities within the statewide budget context, the APER Committee recently evaluated 18 programs using a number of criteria, including enrollment, credit hours, and degrees conferred. The WIU Board of Trustees must vote upon the administration's final program elimination recommendations.

Should the Board vote to approve the recommendations, students currently enrolled in those programs will be able to complete their degree. Furthermore, many of the programs will continue to be offered as minors and classes will be available in these content areas to meet the University's general education curriculum and provide diverse academic options.

We will ensure that our nearly 119-year-old tradition of providing an affordable, accessible and quality education continues.

Billy Clow
Interim Provost and Academic Vice President