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Vertical Cuts at UH Manoa

In the summer of 1997, a time of continuing budget decline, the University vice presidents for Academic Affairs and Research appointed two committees to examine and prioritize University units should further budget cuts become necessary. The Research committee looked at Arts & Sciences and the Arts & Sciences committee looked at the Research units.

The Vertical Cuts Committee represented the Research side of the University. While it did examine Arts & Sciences, its charge was later expanded to include Research also.

The idea was that these two objective reports would later be combined into a plan that could be used to prioritize University reorganization. The result was all too predictable.

Eastman Memo of June 27, 1997

Academic Affairs Prioritization Committee Final Report on Units and Programs Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, Oct 17, 1997

Academic Affairs Prioritization Committee Final Report on Units and Programs Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, March, 1998

  1. The numbering is strange and inconsistent in the original.

Vertical Cuts Committee Final Report, June 26, 1998

Some things to note:

  1. This version was scanned from the original. Undoubtedly some typos remain.
  2. Recommendation 62: does not exist
  3. Table 51, 2 different tables with same number
  4. Table of Contents. This is not the original. It is the web version, a much expanded version of the original
  5. On the web, page numbers are essentially meaningless. Links should always point to the item, not the page number; however, page numbers have been retained where usable. The page number is at the top of the page. Some tables spanned more than one page so no page number is included.
  6. The index has not been included
  7. The original report is one big document -- 215 pages. Here, the appendices have been separated out. Extensive linking compelled the decision for "one big document".
  8. Two tables, 57 and 58, have been scanned as images. It would be too time-consuming to handle them otherwise.

The two reports as seen in the Star Bulletin by Helen Altonn.


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