Susan Gibb laments course cancellations in this post and the apparent opportunities available in the state of Connecticut. I think she’s right to do so.
Part of the issue here, I would assume, is the focus of CT education in the face of change. It’s going to take a while for curriculum to channel into a number of futures: environment, power, transportation, and creative media development. Secondly, it’s going to take a while for the student population to chance their way into what could be interesting opportunities in art, business, entertainment, and the sciences. Many students won’t break a conventional narrative until learning tracks become safer bets.
Hopefully, our program in New Media Communication will be a part of the change. This is the apex semester for us to get everything off the ground with at least one major University connection to build on.
Will the students come without a lot of hype or some sort of guarantee?