Endorsement of CHFA/CSBS Merger Report
The Report of the CHFA-CSBS Reorganization Committee (released 3/28/10) demonstrates that a merger of our two colleges would involve “substantial financial and productivity costs” and would have a “negative impact on morale and working conditions.” The Committee asserts that “All aspects of the proposed merger would be costly both in real dollars and in terms of faculty and staff time and effort” across a broad range of areas. Thus, rather than relieve the pressure of the fiscal crisis, the merger would compound it -- and for purposes that do little to fulfill either the University's mission or the Framework for Excellence.
We, the undersigned, strongly endorse the findings of the Committee and urge the Deans of CHFA and CSBS to recognize that very serious problems (and few if any concrete benefits) would result from the proposed merger.
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