Nov. 21, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 6

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    Division faculty votes to phase out Education Dept.

    Faculty in the Social Sciences Division have voted 75 to 41 to recommend that the division cease to have a Department of Education by the year 2001.

    The faculty members also recommended that the Provost appoint a faculty committee to plan the reorganization of educational research and training in the University, with this reorganization to be accomplished by or before 2001.

    The vote followed a recommendation by Richard Saller, Dean of the Social Sciences Division, who based his decision on the results of a self-study of the department and the findings of a review committee. According to Saller, the department is currently experiencing numerous problems that are unlikely to be solved under the present format.

    The issue now goes to the Committee of the Council, on Dec. 3. The final decision will be made by the Provost and President.