June 14, 2024

Message from the Provost

To the campus community:

I am pleased to announce that pending further review, the College of Education will continue to admit new students to the music and art tracks of the five-year PreK-12 pathway. The prior decision to suspend new admissions to these tracks was based on their low enrollments.  As previously indicated, we will continue to discuss the long-term future of these tracks, engaging faculty and administrative staff from both the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences in those discussions.  We also welcome the voices of students and alumni.  In the meantime, we are continuing to admit new students into these tracks, including those who applied to begin this year. We remain committed to ensuring that all students admitted to these tracks receive appropriate opportunities to complete all required coursework, even should we eventually decide to suspend or close these tracks.

To clarify any confusion or misinformation, the previously announced suspension would have had no impact on majors and other general education and elective offerings in the College of Arts and Science’s Music or Art and Art History. These CAS programs are not and have not been under review.

I want to thank the deans of the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, the chairs of the relevant departments in these colleges, and the many students, faculty, staff, and alums who have expressed their support for these programs. I anticipate that discussion about the future of these programs will continue into the next academic year.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Levin Provost