The announced restructuring would, among other things:
- Eliminate undergraduate major programs in economics, philosophy, mathematics, Spanish, and French (but keep minors in each area)
- Incorporate philosophy and other disciplines into a “Crime and Justice” program
- Eliminate a tenure-track line in philosophy.
According to the administration, they had input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees in developing these recommendations.
Hiram College is a 168-year-old small liberal arts school with roughly 80 faculty. The restructuring is in part prompted by the goal of making up for a $1.2 million budget shortfall, according to Inside Higher Ed.