Tamiko writes: I wonder how to evaluate brand new programs.
Good question, Tamiko. I've been wondering that myself, as one place I'd like to apply to (for location reasons) is the new MFA program at UMass Boston.
Any ideas out there about how you can evaluate programs that are brand new? (And in the case of Rutgers and UMass Boston, I mean brand spanking new... as in, the first class is entering this fall.)
Also, if anyone knows anything specifically about the new programs at Rutgers-Newark or UMass Boston, that knowledge would be much appreciated.