The Journalism Department's mission is to provide students with foundational newswriting and newspaper production skills. The Journalism department also seeks to provide students with essential leadership skills and to serve the campus community by producing the Roadrunner, a student-led newspaper.
Currently, the department offers two courses: Introduction to Newswriting (JOURN 2) and Newspaper Production/Roadrunner (JOURN 6). Beginning in Fall of 2013, the Newspaper Production course will become four courses: a newspaper production lecture course (JOURN 4), and three lab courses that progress from the beginning level of newspaper production (JOURN 7), to the intermediate level (JOURN 8), and the advanced level (JOURN 9). This was done due to changes in course repeatability rules. The department believes that the change will also more accurately reflect student learning outcomes for students participating in production of the campus newspaper. The department consists of one part-time faculty member, Tom Gascoyne.
Future Development Strategy
Supporting Rationale Alignment
The department will continue to need use of the campus newspaper production lab and a classroom for Introduction to Newswriting, as well as most or all of its current budget. The only additional resources are those required to restore Deb Stearns to 12 months.
Current Revenue Stream
The department depends entirely on its budget of $4,400, which covers printing and supply costs as well as curriculum review stipends and other expenses necessary to the functioning of the department.
|Original Priority||Funded||Program, Unit, Area||Resource Type||Description||Account Number||Object Code||One-Time Augment||Ongoing Augment||Supporting Rationale|
|1||Yes||Journalism||Personnel||Restore Deb Stearns to 12 months||11.00.613.1.060200||$0.00||$60.00|