Stop the Closure of RMIT Bundoora East Campus
- Professor Heiko Schroder, Head of School, School of Computer Science & IT, RMIT University
This Petition has been started in an effort to stop the closure of RMIT University's Bundoora East Campus at the end of 2006.
The decision to close the Campus was reached by the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School on Wednesday, 20th July 2005.
On Thursday, 21 July 2005 the following email was sent to students:
"Dear Bundoora Campus Students
Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School made a decision to stop all intake of students into our programs at Bundoora East Campus with the aim of vacating all of our offices at Bundoora by the end of 2006.
This decision was not taken lightly and the Executive Committee realises this decision will have an adverse impact on many of you. The main reason that has led to this decision is that the School has been operating below critical mass at the Bundoora East Campus for some years now. We do not see any major changes occurring in the near future to alter this. The School is therefore unable to provide you with the range of services we consider so vital throughout the duration of your studies. To continue indefinitely with a lack of critical mass is not desirable nor conducive to a quality teaching and learning experience.
Thus, the Executive has decided to concentrate the School's energies into strengthening its teaching and learning activities at the City Campus. Also, yesterday the Teaching Committee of CS&IT decided to continue the C&IT program, but transfer it to the City campus, i.e. the first year courses for this program will be offered at the City Campus in 2006, while second and third year courses will continue at Bundoora for 2006.
Professor Heiko Schroder
Head of School
School of Computer Science & IT
We, the students of RMIT Bundoora East, would like to petition against the decision by the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School to close our campus.
We hope that both the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School & the powers that be at RMIT University take notice of this petition.
The Stop the Closure of RMIT Bundoora East Campus petition to Professor Heiko Schroder, Head of School, School of Computer Science & IT, RMIT University was written by Bundoora East Students and is in the category Education at GoPetition.