University Reorganization

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The University of Southern Maine respectfully proposes to the University of Maine Board of Trustees a plan to reorganize its academic superstructure into five colleges. Reorganizing the university into five colleges will bring together its faculty in groupings that are both academically rich and synergistic (see Appendix A for distribution of existing departments across the proposed new colleges).1
1 All names of colleges and their sub-units are descriptive placeholders. Faculty will develop appropriate subunits within the new colleges through self-design and participatory management during the implementation process. Centers and institutes will move with their associated departments or faculties. The University of Maine School of Law and Lewiston-Auburn College retain their deans, but the proposed model will be implemented to foster greater collaboration across all five colleges.