At the beginning of the process, we committed to providing answers to frequently asked questions about the redesign on the project page. We have a question to add to the existing list:
How will graduate programs change as a result of the college redesign?
There are no plans to consider changes to graduate programs in the scope of this process. Graduate programs are reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee per university policy. Following reviews, program leaders may consider changes as a result of that university-wide process.
Many CALS graduate programs operate across existing departmental lines as cross-disciplinary training efforts. Because they are currently broader than individual departments, we don’t expect graduate programs to change as a result of possible changes to either departments, collaboratives or undergraduate academic programs.