Committee: Council of Deans


The Council of Deans (COD) of the Fourth Estate has as its primary mission the continuing improvement of journalism education, working to identify issues affecting journalism education and developing strategies to foster and support the various journalism/communication school missions.

The Council achieves this mission through adivory to, or representation on,  the Fourth Estate's Board of Directors (BOD), through the development of various disseminated reports and opinions, through advocacy programs and activities.

The Council of Deans provides:

  • A venue for deans to address the concerns of their constituencies: students; journalists-in-training; and school faculties;
  • Assistance to deans in fulfilling individual school missions;
  • A means for deans to develop consensus among their broad and varied perspectives;
  • A conduit for deans to advocate their views within and through the Fourth Estate.


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