University of Southern Maine Reorganization

University of Southern Maine, Reorganization

May 9, 2011

Provost John Wright, recommended a plan for phase two of USM's academic reorganization. You can read it here: Reorganization Recommendation. After months of discussions with deans and members of the faculty, the provost recommended a system of voluntary departmental consolidations and a reconfiguration of reassigned time and faculty compensation for administrative work that respects the collective bargaining agreement.

Difficult work

"This has been difficult work, especially at an institution that has not seen substantive academicrestructuring in more than thirty years. Although we have had our differences, I commend thefaculty, my administrative colleagues, and the staff for their collegial spirit and theircommitment to the three foundational principles established at the outset: restructure in away that makes academic sense; place students at the center of our work; and generatesavings for reinvestments in faculty and their colleges." John R. Wright, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs