The faculty regent at Western Kentucky University says he expects a proposal to suspend some academic programs will pass an initial vote on Friday.
A committee made up of faculty members has recommended the school eliminate 101 programs, although many have no students currently enrolled.
In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Dr. Claus Ernst said faculty he’s spoken to are largely in support of the recommendations.
“I think there’s a feeling that it could have been worse, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say faculty is happy. We’re all anxious about what the future will bring. Some programs will be cut even though they have some students in them, may not be a lot of students, but for any faculty member whose program is cut, that’s devastating.”