ASUM's Program Prioritization Page
The University of Montana is moving forward with this process through Forward125 and the Academic Programs and Administrative Services Prioritization (APASP) Task Forces. This means that the programs students are enrolled in will be ranked by a set of common criteria, sorted, evaluated, cut, and/or given more funding. Some programs may disappear or be consolidated with others, while other programs may be given more resources to expand. This is critical to the future of academic and non-academic services at UM. Some programs that students value will receive much-needed funding, and in turn others will be cut to compensate for other programs. Students will need to have a strong voice in this process.
We want students to be informed and engaged in this process so that you can be awareof the changes that your university is undergoing and help shape our direction.
The Academic Programs and Administrative Services Prioritization Task Force (APASP) has been formed and will begin meeting regularly starting the second week of April (2017).
-First is to provide advice, guidance and oversight to all components of APASP planningand implementation.
-Second is to establish the necessary components (metrics, operational definitions, review criteria, formulas/weights, categories of ranking/associated actions, etc.), the review processes to be used, and the timeline/benchmarks required to meet the established completion target date.
-Third is to propose a set of recommendations for academic program and administrative services prioritization for review and consideration by the President and Executive Cabinet.
ASUM's Ad-Hoc Program Prioritization Committee Members (2016-17 Academic Year):
Chair Chase Greenfield, ASUM Business Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Forstag, ASUM President: email@example.com
Anisa Ricci, ASUM Senator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Adler, ASUM Senator: email@example.com
Alex Butler, ASUM Senator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elle Fettig, ASUM Senator: email@example.com
Lexi Klawitter, ASUM Senator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Pelletier, Student-at-Large: email@example.com
University of Montana's Academic Program and Administrative Services Prioritization (Spring 2017-Fall 2017):
Task Force Chair
- Beverly Edmond, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Faculty Representatives (7)
- John DeBoer, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
- Christine Fiore, Chair, Department of Psychology
- Paul Haber, Professor, Department of Political Science
- Colin Henderson, Professor, Missoula College
- Elizabeth Putnam, Chair, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Steve Schwarze, Professor, Department of Communication Studies
- Andrew Ware, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Staff Representatives (4)
- Stephanie Domitrovich, Academic Advisor and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health and Human Performance
- Laurie Fisher, Director, Career Services
- Rozlyn Haley, Compliance Specialist, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and UM Police Department
- Jennifer Zellmer-Cuaresma, Athletic Academic Advisor, Intercollegiate Athletics
Student Representatives (4)
- Sam Forstag, ASUM President; Senior, Political Science & Philosophy
- Chase Greenfield, ASUM Business Manager; Junior, Philosophy & English Literature
- Erik Johnston, Graduate Student, Material Sciences Ph.D. Program
- Anisa Ricci, ASUM Senator; Sophomore, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & Political Science
Administration Representatives (3)
- Tom DeLuca, Dean, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation
- Beverly Edmond, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (CHAIR)
- Scott Whittenburg, Vice President for Research & Creative Scholarship; Dean, Graduate School