• Petitioned Prof. Majella Franzmann

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Pro-Vice Chancellor - Humanities. Curtin University
Prof. Majella Franzmann

Curtin University, Pro-Vice Chancellor-Humanities, Prof. Majella Franzmann: Stop the closure of on campus enrollments in Internet Studies.

    1. Melissa Nile
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Nile

      Perth, Australia

A decision made by Curtin University's Pro-Vice Chancellor - Humanities, Professor Majella Franzmann, on Friday the 26th of April 2013 will see the closure of the on campus enrollments and teaching of the Internet Studies degree/major by 2014/2015.

The degree will continue to be taught, conceivably for some time yet, through Curtin University's partnership with Open University's Australia. As such, the degree will remain a viable and accepted degree for some time to come.

However, there are questions regarding the sustainability of a department that does not have on-campus students. Students will not be able to enroll externally with the university, making OUA the only avenue for this degree.

We ask that the faculty and administration reconsider this decision, consult with the current students and teachers, and see that this degree is worth keeping.

This is the only course of it's type in Australia and, with a society ever-moving forward with its engagement online, across a multitude of everyday sectors, it seems counter-intuitive to limit enrollments.

Prof. Majella Franzmann, Pro-Vice Chancellor - Humanities. Curtin University
Please reverse your decision regarding the closure of on campus enrollments in Internet Studies.

This degree, started by a progressive and forward thinking administration and faculty, is not offered elsewhere in the world - a testament to the unique opportunities offered at Curtin University. To remove this opportunity to any, excluding Open University Students is a mistake.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anna Maria Alba AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      BA Internet Comms is fantastic. Up-to-date skills related to online comms technologies are needed to succeed in the world today.

    • Peter Power ST CLAIR, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Just finished this degree and would like others to also have the chance to also. Internet related studies should be on the increase - not the opposite.

    • Mitchell Stein MONTREAL, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      As a previous Curtin Info Studies student, I think this decision is a mistake considering the way Internet Communications can compliment other Info Studies majors.

    • Akram Mohammed AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the internet is an ever changing evolving area which needs specialists, not only that but it is unfair to cancel a course in which there is already students who have commenced studying it, as you have with course Indonesian language in 2008.

    • Luisa Ruiz EL PASO, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      this is the study of the future


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