RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN
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 Manoa” 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 Mānoa Faculty Senate recommends the Board of Regents approve the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media.
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