Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano said she is reviewing the current journalism program to determine what -- if any -- changes need to be made in order to better serve budding Aggie journalists.
University officials acknowledged that it could be some time before a formal review is complete and it remained unknown if any changes would be made.
Jeffrey Vitter, the incoming provost and executive vice president for academics who starts this month, will be tasked with studying the issue as he spends the next year developing a campus academic master plan, A&M officials said.
"This is a very important issue to Texas A&M and for Dr. Murano, as well," A&M spokesman Jason Cook said Friday, stressing that the president has made no promises about the future of the program.
"She is committed to beginning a dialog about the program: past, present and future."
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Eagle has a great report on the state of journalism right now at A&M. More on this TK; it provides an important update on both the program and its possible future. Here's the top (it's a pretty lengthy article!)