From my perspective as a higher education administrator at another liberal arts school, cutting these majors makes sense. It’s sad, but it makes sense. Young students nowadays have shown they aren’t interested in majoring in those programs. Keeping them open for just a few people is not a smart investment on the college’s part, no matter what tradition says.
If Concordia can free up the budget to create new programs where there is a demand and actually raise enrollment, isn’t that a good thing?
Alumni need to understand that the minute they graduate, it’s no longer their experience at the college. Progress and change are important for the overall future of the institution. It won’t be the same institution, but it hasn’t always been the same up to this point either. Give Concordia a chance to show us what they can do by trying out these new ideas.
Kaia (Miller) Chambers
Class of 2014
This article was submitted by Kaia Chambers, contributing writer.