uSask releases program and services prioritization reports

December 11, 2013

The University of Saskatchewan has released 2 reports by task forces that ranked almost 900 programs and services at the university, part of the TransformUS plan, to come up with $25 million in savings. The programs and services have been recommended for one of 5 actions: given "enhanced resourcing;" maintained with current resources; kept with reduced resources; restructured for efficiency or effectiveness; or phased out subject to further review. uSask will be gathering feedback from faculty, staff and students over the next 8 weeks, and then a committee will develop an implementation plan by the end of April. Final decisions on the committee's implementation plan will be made beginning May 1. uSask President Ilene Busch-Vishniac said in a statement that she expects some changes to take effect in 2014-15, while others may not be implemented until spring 2016 and beyond. CBC | Academic Programs Report | Support Services Report