Our mission is to train those who will grow up to be the adults of tomorrow, those who will live in the world we will leave behind as a legacy, a world they will have to keep shaping and constructing on and on. Their success will also be ours. ~ Christian Guellerin, President, Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.
I stumbled upon this statement in Creative for a Cause website, and thought it was an apt quote along the veins of the world of tomorrow as seen in the eyes of the youth. It made me think of an old Native American proverb:
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient Indian Proverb
Inspiration: Humantific, Creative for a Cause, Quotes from our Native Past
Now back to the first statement above. Creative for a Cause argues that Social Responsibility must be imparted at a young age, and it is therefore missing the higher education curriculum.
While social responsibility is being discussed more and more frequently within the Visual Communications industry and among educators today, no standards or guidelines currently exist to aid in the implementation of these concepts into the higher education curriculum. Where social responsibility is not already part of a Visual Communications program, and there is little or no administrative support for inclusion, it is left to individual instructors to decide how to best integrate this topic into their syllabi.