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Academic prioritization worries some, assures others

The academic prioritization process, which helps determine the fate of academic programs at Southern Oregon University, has been on the minds of faculty and staff members ever since the final reports were released in May. The academic prioritization report ranked 165 academic programs into quintiles of 33 programs each. Eighteen programs were less than two […]

Academic prioritization report released

The administration of Southern Oregon University released the academic prioritization final report this afternoon, bringing an end to a year-long institutional review process intended to evaluate campus programs and determine whether their existence is beneficial to the university’s long-term goals. The report ranked 165 academic programs into quintiles of 33 programs each. Eighteen programs were […]

Academic support prioritization report released: athletics, MRC, Schneider Children’s Center and preschool rank low, among others

Last Wednesday Southern Oregon University administration released the first findings of the prioritization process, a year-long institutional review intended to evaluate campus programs and determine whether or not their existence is beneficial to the university’s long term goals. The full academic support prioritization report can be read here. The report is part of a process called prioritization, […]

Cullinan’s State of the University address highlights Houses, Honors College, new dorms, and more

On Wednesday Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan held a State of the University Address at the Stevenson Union to discuss SOU’s latest events and undertakings. “On our work toward a vision of SOU as a distinctive, destination campus, we’ve been focusing on four words: collaboration, community, creativity and adventure,” Cullinan said. SOU has been […]

Open forums next week to discuss prioritization process

Many changes are on the rise this year at Southern Oregon University: the construction of brand new residence halls, the 5.8 percent  tuition increase, and plunging student funding rates are just a few examples. Two open forums this week will be discussing one of the most controversial changes on campus this year: the program prioritization […]

“Campus Connections” forum discusses prioritization, student jobs, new facilities, and more

On Wednesday the offices of the President and Provost of Southern Oregon University hosted “Campus Connections,” an informal monthly gathering for sharing new information related to the university and to announce new initiatives in the works. Some of the initiatives discussed were the Honors College, the Houses program, the prioritization process, the addition of 50 […]