School of Journalism and Strategic Media Receives National Reaccreditation
The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas has received full reaccreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.
The council voted in favor of accreditation on Friday, April 27 in Chicago, by a vote of 22-0.
Fewer than one-fourth of the journalism departments and schools in the U.S. receive this recognition, which requires a rigorous outside review of a school's self study and on-site evaluation on how a school is meeting nine standards: Curriculum and Instruction; Diversity and Inclusiveness; Faculty; Scholarship (Research, Creative and Professional Activity); Student Services; Resources, Facilities and Equipment; Professional and Public Service; and Assessment of Learning Outcomes.
"Full ACEJMC accreditation is the result of years of hard work and dedication on the part of our faculty and staff," said Larry Foley, professor and chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media. "The report from the campus site visit was full of high praise for our program, and the council commended us on our program and the progress we've made.
"We have a strong academic program and full accreditation places us among the best of the very best J-Schools in the country."
Larry Foley, professor and chair
School of Journalism and Strategic Media
The Administration Building and parking lot will still be accessible while Maple Street is closed for construction from June 25-Aug. 8.
Alumnus J.D. Adams is now a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic and recently won two national awards for some of the research he conducted at the U of A.
The input received during academic strategic planning and unifying theme development were incorporated into the vision and mission.
George Sabo, director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, looked at a 500-year-old Caddo artifact with the university's new MicroCT imaging system, seeing it from the inside out for the first time.
Professors W. Art Chaovalitwongse and Heather Nachtmann and students Clay Ferguson, Nathan Clark, Alexandra Gentile, Yu "Chelsea" Jin, Alexander Hendrickson and Cesar Ruiz won honors.