EPPC Proposal and Response on Academic Reorganization

Following requests from Chancellor Steve Ballard, the Education Policies and Planning Committee of the ECU Faculty Senate identified guidelines for possible reorganization of the university's academic programs in response to anticipated budget cuts. Following are details of the proposal and response from the ECU community.

PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL: Close Two Colleges, Split Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2011: A proposal to close two colleges at East Carolina University and split the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences drew questions about potential savings and impact on liberal arts from members of the Faculty Senate. Read more...

FACULTY FORUM: Need more data, cost-savings

April 27, 2011: East Carolina University faculty members expressed skepticism and concern Tuesday at a forum held to discuss recent proposals to reorganize some academic units on campus as a way to reduce spending. Read more...


Academic Consolidation? ECU, like campuses across the UNC system and the nation, is evaluating hard questions about vertical program cuts, academic consolidations, and other money-saving options that would not normally be considered.  Read more...

Program Prioritization Committee

An e-mail to faculty and Staff May 31 announced a web page focused on the work under way by the Program Prioritization Committee at www.ecu.edu/ppc. The page includes the overview statement, committee members and a description of the tentative timeline and process, including key products. Other links located on the site will point to content as it becomes available, including the final EPPC reports (Criteria, Reorganization).