UAA to Rank, Potentially Cull, Programs

The University of Alaska Anchorage plans to analyze all programs and rank them for funding prioritization.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- The University of Alaska Anchorage plans to analyze all programs and rank them for funding prioritization.


The unprecedented move comes as UAA is faced with declining funding from the state.


The ranking analysis will be conducted by a faculty-led group during the course of this school year.


Programs will be sorted into five competitive, equally sized ranking groups, with the top ranked to be the first in line for funding.


Not everyone is happy about the plan.


One professor says in an email to faculty members that the project compares to "The Hunger Games," a book series in which young people are forced to fight to the death against each other.


The university says it expects operations funding from the state to decline.