Curriculum overhaul, rightsizing, and other means that small US colleges are using to stay viable

January 29, 2019

In the wake of another university closure in the US, a number of institutional leaders are stepping forward to share the strategies that have helped their schools remain viable, reports Colleen Flaherty. One of these strategies is rightsizing, or the strategic shrinking of enrolments with the goal of becoming a smaller and more selective institution. One university president remarks that doing so has required a slate of changes that include changing his school’s athletics teams, offering new majors, trimming overall program offerings, and approving a new retirement initiative to reduce the size of the school's faculty. Inside Higher Ed (International)