uCalgary considers merging arts faculties

January 30, 2009

The University of Calgary is looking at merging 4 arts-related faculties into one super faculty. uCalgary president Harvey Weingarten says the proposal does not mean budget cuts, but is an "exercise in improving the academic work of the university." He says the present system in which interrelated programs are in separate buildings frustrates some students, which, Weingarten suspects, may lead to missed enrolment targets and a high attrition rate among first-year students. A decision on the proposed amalgamation is expected this spring. Calgary Herald