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DENTON — Texas
Woman’s University will phase out its mass communications
program, beginning this summer. The decision was made after assessing
the financial resources needed to maintain a quality program.
“I understand this
will distress faculty, alumnae and students. It was a difficult
decision, but I believe it is in the best interests of the students
and the university,” said Dr. April Miller, dean of the College
of Professional Education.
TWU will offer four intensive
semesters of mass communications courses so as many students as
possible can complete their degrees. Following that, courses will
be offered on an as needed basis so any remaining students can complete
the program. Faculty also will help students who wish to transfer
to other schools identify universities with similar programs.
Forty-two full-time and
11 part-time students are in the mass communications program. Thirty
of the full-time students and seven of the part-time students are
juniors or seniors.
to the state’s focus on accountability, the university has
to determine the best use of resources for providing students with
a quality education,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, interim provost.
“In order to maintain the quality of the mass communications
program, the university would need to support it with technology,
facilities, faculty and staff in a way it no longer can.”
The mass communications
program has one assistant visiting professor and one lecturer on
faculty and uses an average of one or two adjunct faculty per semester.
The Lasso, TWU’s
student newspaper, will continue to publish at least for the next
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