Major Changes, Not All Good, Coming to IWC

Iowa Wesleyan College President Steven Titus announced yesterday that the school is eliminating 16 majors and laying off 45 IWC employees: 22 teachers and 23 other staff.

Titus says the “reorganization”, as he’s calling it, will save the 172-year-old institution about $3-million a year. Titus says the changes won’t affect current students, who will still be able to get their degrees.

Getting the ax, according to numerous published reports, are General and Liberal Studies, Sociology, History, Pre-Law, Communication and Mass Communication, Studio Art, Philosophy of Religion, Forensic Science, and seven teacher education endorsement areas (art, music, history, english, biology, chemistry, and math).

Titus says the changes will allow the college to focus it’s resources on academic programs in higher demand, such as Nursing, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Music, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Educational Foundations, Human Services, Exercise Science and Wellness, Visual Communication in Design, Psychology, Christian Studies, and Pre-Med.