It is important that the Animation/Illustration program become its own department because we are not being represented adequately enough within our College of Humanities and Arts.
Without a chair, the Animation/Illustration program does not have adequate representation at meetings where issues important to students are decided (for example, at space allocation meetings). What current representation we do have is not adequately informed about the concerns of students in the Animation/Illustration program and therefore is not sufficiently prepared to make compelling cases for student needs.
Without a chair, the Animation/Illustration does not have a vote in previously mentioned meetings.
“Program Status” places an unnecessary burden on the RTVFT department and other university administrators to understand and represent Animation/Illustration concerns. As an independent department, Animation/Illustration could better self manage to the benefit of the entire university.
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