"Auburn will continue and strengthen both the professional flight management and aviation management degree programs..." said Timothy Boosinger, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University.
That word came out today in a notice to students, parents and alumni of the college of business at Auburn.
The future of the aviation program has been in question since earlier this year when the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) told Auburn that it must hire additional faculty to bring down the student/faculty ratio, but the University responded in a letter saying it would not be hiring tenured faculty for the program.
In today's notice Boosinger said, "...qualified instructors have been hired to support the program while we address our faculty needs on a more permanent basis."
"First, we will address our need for better facilities in the flight education program. Second, in response to the Federal Aviation Administrations's recently released final rule on pilot certification, we will pursue the authority to certify our graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with reduced aeronautical experience based on their aviation education at Auburn", said Boosinger.
Boosinger also said that raising tuition or fees to cover rising operational costs and asking for
support from alums, friends and industry may be necessary.
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