Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just a reminder of the broken Master Plan

Earlier this month, representatives from tech firms in and around Silicon Beach convened for the second time to weigh in on the classes that will shape Santa Monica College’s four-year program in interaction design. The advisory board’s input is one facet of a process that will yield a landmark opportunity at the local community college, which views the bachelor’s degree as a way to prepare students for in-demand jobs in the growing field of digital user experience. Officials are making tweaks to the drafted curriculum and developing application materials for the IxD program, which they hope to have up and running by next fall. The new upper-division classes will complement the existing coursework that comprises the school’s associate’s degree in graphic design...

While we wish Santa Monica College well, this change in the division of labor between the three segments of the Master Plan was undertaken via a whim of the legislature. No planning. Nothing like what went into the original deliberations. 

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