Date of Notice: April 24, 2017
Current Status: Notice Given
Type of Motion: Legislation
Sponsor: Academic Council
1.1 WHEREAS The Academic Council met on April 24, 2017 and reviewed the proposal that the Cinema Studies (CINE) program be made into a department,
1.2 WHEREAS the Cinema Studies Program (CINE) has functioned as an inter-unit structure in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication,
1.3 WHEREAS a review team for Academic Affairs and a faculty survey in 2016 identified a number of challenges including the need for internal governance and high service load on program faculty holding appointments elsewhere,
1.4 WHEREAS the current structure lacks curricular autonomy in the offering of classes in the program and other curricular matters that arise from CINE’s dependence on courses contributed from many departments,
1.5 WHEREAS the Cinema Studies faculty voted in favor of departmentalizing on January 19, 2017,
1.6 WHEREAS Academic Council the Cinema Studies Program be given departmental status.
2.1 BE IT THEREBY MOVED that a Department of Cinema Studies be created, effective July 1, 2017.