The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media develops in the scholar-artist the powers of observation, reflection, critical analysis and creativity. More importantly, students come to feel a deep sense of belonging in their community, seeing communication and the arts as a means to connect diverse ideas and people.
Supporting students is at the core of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media’s mission. Undergraduate scholarships and graduate support allow students to invest their energies more fully into their coursework and experience all that being a student in the college has to offer.
The merit of an educational institution is best measured by the quality of its faculty — those who equip students with the skills they need to become critical thinkers in a changing world. Recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty members is imperative to strengthening these assets.
FOR THE FUTURE WE’LL BUILD
Creativity is at the root of discovery. An arts, communication and humanities education fosters complex critical thinking and forms a basis for understanding the human condition. Ensuring one of Nebraska’s largest educators in these fields maintains its standard of excellence is essential to the vibrancy and sustainability of our state.
“The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media was formed with the conviction that imagination and human communication are inseparable aspects of the same intellectual process. We have been and continue to be committed to producing citizens who will contribute to the world in its understanding and appreciation of the arts, culture and humanity.”
– Michael Hilt, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
Supporting students is at the core of the college’s mission. Private funds to invest in undergraduate scholarships and graduate support will allow students to focus their energies more fully on their coursework and experience all that being a student in the college has to offer.
Classrooms of the Future
Attracting and retaining students requires enhanced facilities. The college envisions classrooms of the future, which will provide the finest creative experiences for students while filling the college’s most urgent need: space.
With an increasingly diverse population of students in P-16 education, it is important that opportunities are inclusive of all students. Through internships and externships as well as global engagement and study abroad programs, education in and through the arts and communication can provide unique learning pathways for students.
Funding for chairs and professorships, along with competitive recruitment packages and other faculty support, will greatly enhance the college’s ability to recruit and retain top faculty members. An endowed professorship or chair is typically used to support additional research, teaching and publication opportunities for faculty members as well as promising graduate students.
It takes a lot to build a future, so let’s start the conversation now.