(AP) -- Trustees who oversee the University
of Illinois are expected next week to
consider cutting some of the nearly 100 doctoral programs offered at its
flagship campus in Urbana.
A committee has been reviewing the programs for a year and put together
a list of programs recommended for closure.
Graduate College Dean Debasish Dutta declined to
disclose the programs on the list. But Dutta said that the faculty members who
conducted the review focused on the effectiveness of the programs.
Trustees are scheduled to consider the list at their regular quarterly
meeting Wednesday in Urbana.
The Graduate College
will start conducting the reviews on the regular basis next year