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Grad school's out at U. of Minnesota

February 12, 2009

Provost Tom Sullivan has decided to dissolve the University of Minnesota's graduate school, placing more power in the hands of individual deans and his own office.

Justified in part by budget shortfalls, the decision is a preview of the kind of bold tactics university leaders may employ under increased demands to streamline.

While the graduate school will cease to exist as a freestanding administrative unit, an Office of Graduate Education will be created within the provost’s office. Sullivan said this new office will continue to focus on big-picture graduate issues across the university, but the new structure clearly gives deans greater autonomy to develop graduate programs.

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