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RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN CREATIVE MEDIA

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on January 21, 2009
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RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN CREATIVE MEDIA

WHEREAS, The Academy for Creative Media (ACM) was established by the Board of Regents in January 2004 “within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa” as an academic unit focusing on the study and production of cinematic and digital media; and

WHEREAS, while a unit within the Campus Wide Programs of the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director for Undergraduate Education, ACM has established an extensive curriculum and major degree requirements, approved by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the VCAA; and

WHEREAS, the Creative Media major, as a new program, has been administered through the Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Program; and

WHEREAS, ACM has experienced noteworthy growth in its four years, expanding from two (2) FTE faculty and one FTE APT position offering three (3) courses to nine (9) permanent FTE faculty (eight (8) currently filled) offering thirty-nine (39) courses in the areas of digital cinema, computer animation and game design, and critical studies; and

WHEREAS, student enrollment has grown from thirty-seven (37) in Spring 2004 to three hundred forty-two (342) in Fall 2008 while majors have grown from 0 to 95 in Fall 2008 with twenty-nine (29) student graduates with the Creative Media major; and

WHEREAS, ACM has a strong record of fundraising that includes $1.5M in donations and contracts as of Fall 2008, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the  Faculty Senate recommends the Board of Regents approve the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media.