University of Wisconsin-Superior

University of Wisconsin-Superior suspends 25 programs

University of Wisconsin-Superior leaders say they plan to suspend 25 programs to eliminate poor-performing majors and minors.

The university's interim Provost Jackie Weissenburge told Wisconsin Public Radio that the move wasn't driven by budget cuts. The university said it's responding to the state's plan to tie university funding to how institutions rank on student access and success.

The university said the programs are being eliminated due to low enrollment, the number of credits students must complete to receive their degree and poor graduation rates.

Faculty, students and alumni have expressed anger over the suspensions, arguing that they weren't able to give...