2013-14 Unit Plan

Mission Statement

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.  

Program Description

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

Strategy 1

The Journalism department would like to request that administrative assistant Deb Stearns be restored to 12 months.

  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Required Resources

    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.

    Augmentation Requests

    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
    Total(s) $0.00 $60.00