I was planning a post on what your Faculty Council is up to and inviting you to the next Faculty Council meeting with is on Tuesday, March 12th at 3:30p in room 1046. However, as I was researching some issues related to FC and course development I came across this perplexing screen on our website. I am sorry if someone else has mentioned this previously on the Lounge, I’ve been negligent in my reading. Let me know what you think about the following:
When you go to ccc.edu and you click on Academics and then click on Degrees, you get this.
So then I thought; well, I’ll search for the major, English. That search took me to this screen:
I thought perhaps there was a screwy link so I clicked on CareerFinder under Academics thinking a list of degrees offered would be there. They weren’t. Just the CareerFInder screen. If you click on a particular job it will eventually get you to a particular degree with course requirements. However, it only lists programs by jobs and then not all jobs. Type in Acting or Theater, nothing. Even though we have a concentration in Theater, you would never know it from this link. Thoughts?
2 thoughts on “Do we still offer Degrees?”
I think only degrees which have economic value are available on the website.
Thanks for pointing that out. I knew it was difficult to find information about concentrations (making it hard for students to pursue one without prior knowledge that they exist), but I didn’t realize that the current click-paths made it difficult to discover degrees, unless students know to first click on “Academic Departments” in the drop-down menu at the top.
I think that having the “Academics: Degrees” link lead one to “CareerFinder” is misleading and irresponsible, and I hope it is changed. The CareerFinder should certainly be offered, maybe even linked to through the Degrees page, but the Degrees page should not be limited to the CareerFinder, and the Degrees page, most importantly, should highlight or make it easy to navigate to the Academic Departments pages in order to discover information about…gasp…degrees.