Thursday, February 4, 2016

Concordia College Cuts Costs to Balance Budget

MOORHEAD – Under financial stress, Concordia College said Friday it plans to discontinue nine majors and one concentration, including several languages.

The cuts will not be immediate but the college will no longer accept students in those majors.

There are 38 students now in the majors to be cut, 12 of whom are scheduled to graduate in May. The college said it will help those who remain finish their majors on time by way of courses by special arrangement, independent studies or substitution of requirements.

The cuts could also mean a loss of jobs for instructors in those majors by the end of May though tenured professors will have a year's notice, college President William Craft said earlier this week. The college was also offering an incentive for faculty members age 55 and older to retire early.

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