The Fairmont State University Board of Governors met Thursday morning to discuss restructuring academic program for upcoming semesters.
Fairmont State’s Faculty Taskforce and Academic Affairs submitted a proposal to restructure academic units that would create two additional colleges within the university: the College for Professional Studies and the College for Arts and Sciences.
“We can’t have our academics just structured and locked in and frozen, never to be changed, and it’s been this way for quite a while, so it was time. We think it’s going to allow us to be much more nimble and flexible and be able to react to changes in the marketplace more than we can currently,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Richard Harvey.
The change will differ from the current structure of two colleges and four schools.
If the plan is approved, the board will implement the new structure for students starting in fall 2020.