CU-Boulder officials announced today that a committee will look at opportunities to create a new academic program that better reflects the New Information age.
Discussed at the university for several years, the vision includes redefinition of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in order to best prepare students to work in the rapidly changing media market.
“We want to strategically realign resources and strengths currently existing on the CU-Boulder campus to ensure that course and degree offerings meet the needs of students, the labor market, our campus mission and the communications needs of a rapidly changing global society,” said CU Chancellor Pilip DiStefano in a release.
“News and communications transmission as well as the role of the press and journalism in a democratic society are changing at a tremendous place. We must change with it,” he said.
The Academic Review and Planning Advisory Committee, ARPAC, will discontinue the school as it stands today on Sept. 1. Those undergraduate and graduate students who have been admitted to the school will still be able to complete their degrees.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication students with questions about the discontinuation process can attend an open forum on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in University Memorial Center, Room 235.
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