III-7.02 POLICY ON THE REVIEW AND ABOLITION OF EXISTING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (Approved by the Board of Regents on October 27, 2000) 1. This policy applies to all proposals for the abolition of existing academic programs, whether they originate as a result of periodic program review, in response to the identification of such programs as "low productivity," or as part of an overall institutional restructuring. 2. In accordance with Section 11-206.1(A)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, a President who proposes to abolish an existing academic program shall provide the Board of Regents with evidence that the action is consistent with the adopted mission of the institution and can be implemented within the existing program resources of the institution. The Committee on Education Policy of the Board of Regents shall review each proposal for the abolition of an existing academic program and provide a report to the full Board of Regents. 3. The President shall provide the Board of Regents with information on the following: a. proposed date after which no new students will be admitted into the program; b. accommodation of currently enrolled students in the realization of their degree objectives; c. treatment of all tenured and non-tenured faculty and other staff in the affected program; d. reallocation of funds from the budget of the affected program; and e. existence at other state public institutions of programs to which to redirect students who might have enrolled in the program proposed for abolition.