They don’t even know what they’re doing
A week ago we reported on the closure of Swinburne's Commercial Radio course (see here)
Current student of the course, Sam Blacker, has posted a piece on the 'Save SCRC' (Save Swinburne's Commercial Radio Course) website.
"It’s quickly becoming very obvious that Swinburne’s decision to discontinue its commercial radio course was done with little preparation, very little forethought, and almost no consultation with several key figures."
Sam talks about the lack of communication within the University and that he believes they missed the opportunity to involve Commercial Radio Australia in trying to keep the course afloat.
"CRA’s CEO Joan Warner was surprised by the decision, and said via a spokeswoman that “Commercial Radio Australia had not been forewarned of the decision or consulted." CRA was paying $1000 per student enrolled in the Swinburne course – or $20,000 per year – making it the diploma’s biggest external stakeholder."
"From day one (and earlier) Swinburne has not been organised in its mission to discontinue its commercial radio course. It has clearly not checked all its options, or even consulted all the right people. Something else is going on that’s making the admins rush through this decision as fast as possible, and it’s the future students and the radio industry at large that will have to pay the price."
Read Sam's full post on the Save SCRC website here