I recently took over a program that was a bit in the "dark ages". Many students complained when the former instructor retired, even going so far as to say the company "forced" her out.
Since then, I have moved the program onto the standard curriculum, and updated much of the information given to the students, including lectures, activities, labs, etc. I've also integrated use of computers whenever possible, as the industry is heavily reliant on computers and technology.
For a while now, I've been hearing students comment positively that they are pleased with the direction of the program, even if… >>>