Skip to main content
Skip to main content

WKU News

WKU SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & BROADCASTING EARNS ACEJMC REACCREDITATION

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 9, 2016) – Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting (SJ&B) earned reaccreditation Friday, May 6, from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

The SJ&B is one of only three ACEJMC-accredited journalism schools or departments in Kentucky. SJ&B majors included in the reaccreditation review were Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, Photojournalism and Public Relations.

“Upholding a 37-year tradition of accreditation is important to SJ&B faculty and staff,” said Dr. Loup Langton, SJ&B director. “We are continuously focused on effective learning opportunities to serve our majors preparing for careers in a changing media environment.”

The site team, composed of faculty from other ACEJMC-accredited universities, visited campus in November 2015. For the three-day site review, the team attended classes, met with SJ&B faculty and staff and other WKU majors, and collected information and opinions from student groups and a cross-section of SJ&B majors.

 “Recognition by an independent organization, like ACEJMC, reinforces our high standards of academic excellence at WKU and Potter College,” said Dr. Lawrence W. Snyder, Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters (PCAL). SJ&B is one of 12 PCAL academic units.  

ACEJMC currently has 115 fully accredited programs in areas of journalism and mass communications at colleges and universities in the United States, Puerto Rico and outside the country.

The vote took place during the Accrediting Council’s meeting in Chicago. SJ&B was found in compliance in all nine standards, including: mission, governance and administration; curriculum and instruction; diversity and inclusiveness; full-time and part-time faculty; scholarship: research, creative and professional activity; student services; resources, facilities and equipment; professional and public services; and assessment of learning outcomes.

For more information, contact Dr. Loup Langton at (270) 745-4144.

About WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting

SJ&B is housed in Mass Media & Technology Hall on WKU’s main campus. Launched as the Department of Journalism in 1976, majors print journalism and photojournalism were first accredited three years later. In 1986, the majors of advertising and public relations were first accredited. The department was reaccredited in 1992 and 1998. In 2004, the reconfigured School of Journalism & Broadcasting was reaccredited for majors in advertising, broadcasting, news/editorial journalism, photojournalism, and public relations, all of which were renewed unanimously in 2010.

About ACEJMC

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) is the agency formally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for accrediting programs for professional education in journalism and mass communications in institutions of higher learning.

The structure for evaluating and accrediting journalism and mass communications programs was established in 1945, when the American Council on Education in Journalism was formed. Its name was changed to the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in 1980. The Council originally was an association of journalism education and newspaper organizations. Its membership now includes national and international associations representing newspapers, broadcasting, advertising, photojournalism, public relations, professional societies, and education in journalism and mass communications.

Categories
All News  Now Viewing Category: All
Media Relations
President Caboni News
CEBS
CHHS News
Gordon Ford College of Business
Ogden News
PCAL
Academic Affairs
WKU Regional Campuses
Glasgow News
Etown & Fort Knox
Owensboro News
Transportation
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
The Center for Gifted Studies
Police
Emergency Preparedness
Facilities
Housing & Residence Life
Student Activities and Organizations
Augenstein Alumni Center
Campus Activities Board
The Confucius Institute
Cultural Enhancement Series
DELO News
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Museum
Downing Student Union
Hardin Planetarium
Health Services
Human Resources News
Instruments of American Excellence
International Student Office
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
Library News
Math News
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Office of Sustainability
Parent's Association
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Student Financial Assistance
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Employment
Student Government Association News
Student Research Council
Study Abroad
Van Meter Auditorium
WellU
WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program News
WKU Joint Admissions
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Latest Headlines
7 charter members to be inducted into WKU chapter of SALUTE, national honor society for student veterans

History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.

3 GIS alumni assist in post-hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.

Former Police Officer Speaks to Entrepreneurship Students
Featured Articles
Former Police Officer Speaks to Entrepreneurship Students
Beta Alpha Psi Earns Superior Chapter Honors
Department Will Be Closed

The Department of Student Financial Assistance will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22nd through Friday, Nov. 25th. The office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27th.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 5/2/17