This article discusses a proposed targeting of the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for total elimination, as of September 1995. The department, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers courses of study leading to the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The Nebraska State Legislature mandated that the university system budget cut 3 percent, or $3.8 million from its budget, over two years. The financial situation in the state at the time of the budget mandate was generally good in comparison to other states. It is important to know that the university campus was under an interim leadership team during the budget crisis. At the time of the proposed budget cuts instead of eleven full-time faculty the department had ten of its eleven full-time faculty.
Seiler, W. J. (1995). The Nebraska department of communication studies story: There are happy endings that go beyond football and a good crop year. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 24(3), 190–203.