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Washington State University to cut 20 percent of its courses to focus on its highest priorities.

May 21, 2008View for printing

Shawn Vestal Staff writer May 21, 2008

Washington State University will cut the number of courses it offers by 20 percent, eliminate majors and minors, and redirect resources from those changes toward key areas of strength, a new university report says.

The report calls for an audit of all university courses, majors and minors, as well as an “overhaul” of general education programs – the core courses that students take in their first couple of years as the foundation of their education.

The report, issued Tuesday, is part of a widespread effort to sharpen the university’s focus on its highest priorities, rather than trying to be all things to all people, administrators said.

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