Advocate to stop the elimination of the dance program and textiles, merchandising & fashion design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Make your voice heard – help stop the elimination of these important arts programs in our state.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is taking steps to reduce their budget due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of these reductions, the following academic programs have been proposed to be phase out:
- The elimination of the undergraduate Dance Program within the Glenn Korff School of Music.
- The elimination of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design within the College of Education and Human Sciences.
The university’s Academic Planning Committee will hold hearings to gather additional information on the programs. These budget hearings will be held virtually via Zoom and are open to anyone – faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public.
You have an opportunity to participate in this process in person or by written response.
To Present Testimony at the Scheduled Budget Hearing: Registration of Intent to Appear
In order to coordinate the hearing schedule, the APC requires that all individuals wishing to respond to the proposals in person are required to register their intent to appear at https://go.unl.edu/hearing. This notice of intent is nonbinding and an individual or unit that expresses the intent to appear may later decline. Individuals will be given up to five minutes to speak.
People speaking at the public hearings should refer to Section V. “Criteria” of the Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions for guidance if you are making an argument that reduction or elimination or reorganization is inadvisable.
To Submit a Formal Written Response Via Email to Budget Reduction Proposals
Written responses to budget reduction proposals are also welcome and can be quite insightful and helpful to APC members during the review. For written responses please:
Include the reduction item that is being addressed;
Include the name, email, and phone number of the individual(s), and department, or unit head submitting the response;
Limit written responses to two pages or less.
Refer to Section V. “Criteria” of the Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions for guidance. Refer to particular sections to make an argument that reduction or elimination or reorganization is inadvisable.
Please direct written responses to the Academic Planning Committee, c/o Karen Griffin, Coordinator of Faculty Governance at APC@unl.edu by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020. Written responses can also be mailed to Karen Griffin, Coordinator of Faculty Governance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 135 Alexander Building, Lincoln, NE 68588-0471.