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Case Study Too Many Majors     Chelsea McGuire is the chairperson of a communication department at a university in the  southeaster United States. She has been chair for over five years and has built a very successful  department. In fact, Chelsea has been worried for some time that the department is too successful. Over  the last few years, the number of communication majors in the university has been increasing steadily.  When Chelsea took over as chair there were 500 communication majors. There are not over 80 majors,  and there is no indication that the trend will reverse itself. Unfortunately, university support for the  department has not been increasing at the same pace as majors, and with a faculty of only 15 professors,  Chelsea knows that some kind of action needs to be taken soon. A month ago, Chelsea appointed two separate groups to student the problem and formulate  enrollment management plans. First, she formed an ad hoc “enrollment management committee” to look  into the problem. Second, she asked the standing undergraduate curriculum committee to consider  possible avenues for dealing with the preponderance of majors.  Chelsea now has a memo from each of these committees on her desk, and she has schedules a 
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