The Arts and Humanities Dean's uncommunicated decision to move large operational salaries from state side to IRA(Instructionally Related Activities) funds, is directly impacting the education of Theater Arts and Dance/Music students in these specific ways:
* Lack of resources to support fully realized productions. Including costumes, Tech support, Design, Guest Artists.
* The cut of several staff members, resulting in faculty taking on an overload of work. This is impacting students ability to feel supported by faculty.( No production manager, costume staff,Tech staff,Box Office, etc..)
* Lack of transparency to students.( Threats of cancelling productions last minute, Students unaware of reasons for production budget costs.)
* Fear of the programs ability to exist under these conditions.