UNCW loses Creative Writing minor, officials blame budget cuts
Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012 17:07
“I haven’t seen any positive change yet. There should be more openings for classes, but there haven’t been,” he says.
McSwain, Kiger and Ellis were all assigned the last day to register, despite their junior or senior status. Many majors harbor resentment towards students in the Honors College and athletes, who are allowed to register first, even if their GPA is lower than non-Honors students.
David Cordle, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is disappointed to see the minor go but thinks it will make it easier for the department to have the courses it needs for majors.
“Creative writing is a very popular program, many more majors than we did just a few years ago,” said Cordle, “It’s unfortunate that we haven’t been able to grow the size of the faculty to keep up with that.”
This was the first elimination process that the college has seen, said Cordle. He wasn’t anticipating any other programs being cut in the near future.
No official announcement of the changes has been made to the current CRW students, via email or otherwise.