The CDC information session will be held tomorrow, March 26th at 12:30 in NCB room 114.
In recent faculty news, FIMS has decided to introduce a new Certificate in Digital Communications (CDC). Akin to a certificate in Writing or Professional Communication, FIMS’s CDC will be made available to Western students at large, including FIMS students, with the exception of those in MTP. Upon completing the certificate, students will graduate with an extra (and free) sheet of paper—and, more importantly, a line on their résumé—that indicates that they are, in fact, sufficiently equipped to communicate in this brave new digital world.
At a very basic level, FIMS’s administration professes that the new certificate is designed to “Boost [students’] professional or academic career[s] by mastering the communication tools of the digital age.” More than this, students who complete the certificate will, in turn, receive “excellent preparation for a career in social media,” as it combines both theoretical and practical media knowledge.
Within this context, the primary goal of the certificate would seem relatively unproblematic; the CDC merely intends to provide students with an opportunity through which to develop employable skills in the “digital age”. When taking into consideration recent discussion surrounding FIMS’s politics, however, the issue becomes slightly more complicated.