pursuit of national accreditation this fall, the School of Communications
is gathering feedback from graduates about the quality of their
education and what they now are doing. Please
take a few moments to offer that feedback in a quick and easy survey
and communications program has come a long way since graduating
its first class of English/journalism majors in 1981 and since its
days as a Department of Journalism and Communications during the
Elon today, 20 percent of the student body is majoring in the School
is a national benchmark of program quality. The Accrediting Council
has given this designation to only 105 communications programs worldwide.
Sixteen private colleges and universities in the United States have
an accredited communications school: Syracuse, Columbia, Hofstra,
American, Howard, Hampton, Washington & Lee, Miami, Marquette, Northwestern,
Baylor, Texas Christian, Abilene Christian, Drake, Brigham Young
and the University of Southern California.
Elon and New
York University are scheduled to go through the accreditation process
in 2005-06. Elon's faculty is now in the self-study year - an intense
time when the faculty assess the program from every angle.
of Communications wants and needs to hear from all 1,907 graduates
of the program since 1981. Brittain Cheek, a 2001 Elon graduate
in Corporate Communications, is the School's director of internships
and alumni outreach. She will be coordinating a census of journalism
and communications alumni for accreditation this year.
Thank you for
helping us toward our accreditation goal by participating in the