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MSU Billings and City College are currently in the process of Strategic Program Alignment. The current realignment process is a response to national and regional trends in declining and changing demand for higher education, as well as recent budgetary pressures. We recognize that the declines in enrollment are not a reflection of poor performance on the academic side of our institution. Nonetheless, to position ourselves in a strategic manner from which we and our students can benefit in coming years, we need to take a hard look at our offerings to ensure that they are in line with current student needs, marketplace demands, and our potential.

This webpage serves as a resource for the community and will be updated as new material become available.


November 30, 2018

Kick off meeting: elect chair(s), begin discussion of criteria and set meetings for the duration of the effort

December 3 or 4, 2018

Announcement to campus about Strategic Program Alignment Process and presentation of indicators to help Programs begin report writing released.  Website creation.

December 14, 2018

Criteria for departments due to Provost

January  25, 2019

Program Reports due to Strategic Program Alignment Committee

February 8, 2019

Recommendations due to Provost/Provost shares results with Deans

February 11, 2019

Provost and Deans meet to finalize recommendations to Chancellor

February 15, 2019

Recommendations due to Chancellor

Important Documents