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Academic Unit Reorganization Proposal


April 6, 2011 -- President Corrigan and Provost Rosser seek the advice of the University community on a new proposal for University reorganization.


This new six-college proposal builds on the results of the referendum on University reorganization conducted several weeks ago. It reflects new ideas generated in meetings held with members of the campus community, an extensive review of feedback to reorganization proposals, and a need to further streamline administrative expenses.


The President and Provost believe it more fully confronts the University's budget realities, with potential to produce greater cost savings than the alternative most favored in the February faculty referendum.


All savings in this new proposal are achieved through cuts in administration. This new plan is consistent with the recommendation of the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) to organize in a six-college structure.


Members of the University community are asked to review the proposal, and if desired, submit a comment below. The Academic Senate will conduct a referendum of the faculty from April 6 to April 13. Those eligible to vote in the faculty referendum will receive a link to the referendum ballot via e-mail from the Academic Senate.

College of Arts & Humanities*

  • American Studies

  • Anthropology

  • Classics

  • Communication Studies

  • Comparative and World Literature

  • Creative Writing

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History

  • Humanities Department

  • International Relations

  • Jewish Studies

  • Journalism

  • Liberal Studies

  • Museum Studies

  • Political Science

  • Philosophy

  • Technical and Professional Writing

  • Women and Gender Studies

  • School of the Arts

  • Art

  • Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts

  • Cinema

  • Design & Industry

  • Music & Dance

  • Theatre Arts

College of Business*

  • Accounting

  • Decision Sciences

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • Information Systems

  • International Business

  • Labor Studies

  • Management

  • Marketing


Graduate College of Education*

  • Administrative & Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Instructional Technologies

  • Secondary Education

  • Special Education

College of Ethnic Studies*

  • Africana Studies

  • American Indian Studies

  • Asian American Studies

  • Ethnic Studies Program (RRS)

  • Latino/ Latina Studies

College of Health & Human Services*

  • Child & Adolescent Development

  • Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Consumer and Family Studies/ Dietetics

  • Counseling

  • Health Education

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Sciences)

  • Kinesiology

  • Nursing

  • Physical Therapy

  • Recreation,Parks & Tourism

  • Sexuality Studies

  • Social Work

  • Sociology

  • School of Public Affairs/Public Policy

  • Criminal Justice Studies

  • Environmental Studies

  • Public Administration

  • Urban Studies and Planning


College of Science & Engineering*

  • Biology

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering

  • Geography & Human Environmental Studies

  • Geosciences

  • Mathematics

  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Psychology

*Once departmental placements are confirmed, faculty in each college may wish to consider the college's name and suggest modifications.


If you wish to provide any comments or feedback on this proposed structure, please do so here:














Hard copy comments can be sent via campus mail to:
Office of the President, ADM 562

Electronic comments can be submitted to: president@sfsu.edu or please use the form above.




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