APTOS — Recently on the brink of reduction and possibly elimination, Cabrillo College’s Journalism department received a donation of eight units from the college’s English department, allowing the program some safety through 2013.
“Looks like we’re in business for a year,” said Brad Kava, chair of the Journalism department.
With Cabrillo looking to slice a $5.6 million structural deficit for the 2012-13 school year by $2.5 million, three academic programs — journalism, real estate and welding — are expected to be hit the hardest, although journalism can be taken off the list for now. The three programs were considered the least valuable out of the college’s 20 departments, based on the Program Reduction and Discontinuance criteria that was formed last year. Journalism ranked 16th out of the 20 departments in the criteria’s efficiency category.For the complete article see the 04-07-2012 issue.
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