ACEJMC Accreditation Site Team Visit Oct. 9-12

Representatives of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications will visit the School of Communications Oct. 9-12.

The School gained initial accreditation six years ago, and ACEJMC has a six-year renewal cycle.

The team will be hosting meetings with faculty, staff and students during itsvisit. The team’s members include:

  • Doug Anderson (team chair), dean of the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University and vice president of the Accrediting Council
  • Peter Bhatia, editor and vice president of The Oregonian in Portland and president of the Accrediting Council
  • Barbara Hines, professor at Howard University
  • Marie Hardin, associate dean of the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University
  • Raul Ramirez, executive director of news and public affairs at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco

Here’s a look at the team’s schedule:

Sunday, Oct. 9

  • 5 p.m.: Tour of the School of Communications
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner in Moseley Center

Monday, Oct. 10

  • 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast with faculty and staff in Studio B and team members begin to visit classes and meet with faculty
  • 9:40 to 10:35 a.m.: Team meets with students from all majors in McEwen 011
  • Noon to 1:10 p.m.: Lunch with campus leaders from outside the School
  • 1:15 to 2 p.m.: Team meets with Provost Steven House
  • 2 p.m. and on: Team visits classes and meets with faculty until dinner

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • 8:45 to 9:40 a.m.: Team meets with students from each major
    • Journalism (Print/Online/Broadcast) in Studio A
    • Strategic Communications in McEwen 212
    • Media Arts & Entertainment in Studio B
    • M.A. in Interactive Media in Powell 210
  • 9:50 to 10:15 a.m.: Team attends College Coffee
  • 10:15 a.m. and on: Team visits classes, meets with faculty and prepares the final recommendation and report through the afternoon and early evening

Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • 8 a.m.: Team meets with Communications Dean Paul Parsons to discuss the report
  • 9 a.m.: Team meets with Elon University President Leo Lambert to share its findings