It’s student-related performance, not budget cuts, driving a decision by leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Superior to cut 25 programs.  The move comes in response to the state’s decision to fund universities based on student access and success.  Several faculty members, students and alumni are resisting, saying they weren’t part of the discussion.  Any student enrolled in a suspended program will be allowed to graduate.  If there is enough interest shown over the next five years, the programs could be brought back.  Among the factors being considered in funding decisions are graduation rates and the time it takes to earn a degree.