UM makes program prioritization documents available


MISSOULA, Mont. - The following release was sent out by the University of Montana:

Documents pertaining to the University of Montana Academic Program and Administrative Services Prioritization are now available online to the media and other interested members of the public at

Paula Short, UM director of communications in the President's Office, said documents associated with and created out of the prioritization effort are public record.

APASP Task Force members have encountered questions about if and how to post reports, analyses, votes or other information, and they've sought to respond thoughtfully and quickly, Short said.

"Prioritization is a new process for UM," she said. "One task force member likened it to flying the airplane while building it. President Stearns has suggested that we will continue to evolve in this process, engaging in thoughtful discourse about a process that is deliberative and open."