Tennessee State University President Portia Shields has announced plans for a major restructuring and reorganization of academic programs and colleges at the university, a move that will result in eight programs to be discontinued.
TSU said the academic programs are not productive or mission-essential to the university.
In addition, TSU will reorganize and/or consolidate marginally productive but mission-essential academic programs and realign/reorganize a number of academic programs and colleges/schools.
The restructuring followed several months of extensive deliberations, consultations and input from various stakeholders at the university, TSU said via its website. The moves are designed to right-size the institution, bring like programs together, strengthen programs that are mission central and that have the potential to grow, support TSU’s Carnegie Research designation, position the university to meet its strategic planning goals, and strengthen the university’s fiscal health.
The academic programs to be discontinued are B.A. foreign languages; B.S. physics; Ed.S. school psychology; M.A. English; M.S. mathematics; M.S. music education; B.A. Africana studies ; and Ed.S. administration and supervision.
The Tennessee Board of Regents must give final approval to the restructuring.