413. The Cost of Program Mergers and Closings
Sunday, 10 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities
Presiding: Susan C. Anderson, Univ. of Oregon; Clorinda Donato, California State Univ., Long Beach
Speakers: Sandi E. Cooper, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York; Philip E. Lewis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Michael D. Moon, Emory Univ.; Christopher John Newfield, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Discussion will address the short-term, long-term, and potentially permanent effects of the closures and restructurings taking place in language, literature, and humanities programs in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
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