Plans for new College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) move forward

Published: Sept. 6, 2013

Subcommittees charged with recommending curriculum and structure for the college’s seven academic units will hold public meetings beginning next week to share their initial ideas and solicit comments.

The CMCI will be an interdisciplinary college, housing programs in journalism, advertising and design, communication, the moving image and media production, media studies and a new department of information studies.

CU Provost Russell L. Moore appointed an implementation committee earlier this year, which established subcommittees that will explore how academic units and curriculum should be organized and how the college would be governed and financed. Other committees will draft a diversity plan, draw up bylaws and faculty policies and procedures, design the college budget and make recommendations about student issues, including advising and assessment. The subcommittees will make their reports by Dec. 31, 2013. CU-Boulder will make a complete proposal for the college to the university Board of Regents next spring.

Upcoming subcommittee meetings include:

Intermedia Digital Art, Writing, and Performance: Wednesday, Sept. 11. Meeting open to the public from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Hale Science Building, Room 270.

Design, Strategic Thinking and Advertising: Monday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., UMC Room 382-384.

Communication Committee: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m., Hellems Room 77.

Information Studies: Friday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., UMC Room 245.

Other subcommittees will hold meetings in the near future.