Department Incorporates New Multimedia Focus
From the Chairperson: JOMC After the ACEJMC
School Year 2012-2013
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) voted in May 2012 to remove the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication from provisional reaccreditation and receive full reaccreditation. The Council concurred with the recommendations for reaccreditation made by the Accrediting Committee and the revisit report. The next visit for the undergraduate program in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will be during the 2015-2016 academic year.
School Year 2011-2012
Faculty in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication are making changes in the department after the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) extended its accreditation with provisions.
The Council awarded the department provisional accreditation in May, 2010 after an ACEJMC site team recommended full re-accreditation in February.
The team and Council commended the department with regard to seven standards of performance, found it non-compliant in Mission, Governance and Administration (Standard 1), and recommended changes in Curriculum and Instruction (Standard 3).
The faculty are planning for the greater incorporation of multimedia in the curriculum, intend to complete and win approval for the change as early as the fall of 2010, and expect to implement the new curriculum immediately after that approval.
The College of Arts and Sciences also has developed policies and procedures that complement those of the department and the University in ensuring the involvement of department faculty in governance.
The department anticipates that these and other changes will lead the Council to accord full accreditation after a new visit that will take place before the end of the spring semester of 2012.