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University of Iowa Makes Hard Choices...

From the DesMoines Register:

Iowa City, Ia. -- Fourteen of the University of Iowa's 111 graduate programs could be restructured or eliminated following final recommendations by a provost-appointed task force.

In it was a breakdown of the university's graduate programs, each put into one of five categories ranging from "exemplary" to "additional evaluation required."

Those in the latter category were identified in the report as having deficiencies "without viable plans for improvement," putting their futures in question.

The programs deemed in need of additional evaluation are:

Arts and humanities:

American studies M.A., Ph.D.;

Asian civilizations M.A.; comparative literature M.A., Ph.D.;

comparative literature (translation) M.F.A.;

film studies M.A., Ph.D.;

German M.A., Ph.D.;

linguistics M.A., Ph.D.

Social sciences:

Educational policy and leadership studies (educational administration) M.A., Ed.S., Ph.

educational policy and leadership studies (social foundations of education) M.A., Ph.D.;

health and sport studies M.A., Ph.D.;

teach and learn (elementary education) M.A., Ph.D.

Health sciences:

Stomatology M.S.

Biological sciences:

Integrative physiology Ph.D.;

exercise science M.S.

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