In 2009, the University began an extensive assessment of its academic programs.
As part of Academic Renewal, schools and colleges (including the School of Communications) are going through programmatic changes recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Trustees in January 2011. The goal of the academic program renewal initiative is to strengthen our offerings and align our resources with our strategic academic program priorities and goals.
There are no plans to eliminate the RTVF Department in the School of Communications. This is a baseless rumor.
Any recommendations for departmental and program changes at the school/college level will be initiated and reviewed with appropriate faculty and student involvement as well as engagement with alumni and other key stakeholders before decisions are made.
For more information on Academic Renewal, visit: http://www.howard.edu/president/initiatives/default.htm#Renewal