ACEJMC supports the position taken by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that "degree mills demean the value of learning and the importance of educational standards by treating degrees as a commodity to be bought and sold." http://www.chea.org/degree
The Value of Accreditation
Answers frequently asked questions about what accreditation means to students and the public. (CHEA).
Ask Before You Decide:
Provides an understanding of the value of accreditation and the importance of knowing accredited status before making any decision on whether to attend an institution or program. (CHEA).
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Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism
or ACEJMC, is the agency
for the evaluation
communications programs in
Accreditation status of ACEJMC programs
Room change for Council meeting
The location of the Friday, May 2, meeting of the Accrediting Council at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel has been moved to Fitzgerald A and B. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Public Accountability and Disclosure
ACEJMC requires its programs to provide retention and graduation data to the public. Data are to be published on the program's website and updated annually. Programs not meeting this requirement are placed on probation and listed as such here. Information and instructions for meeting this requirement can be found at Public Accountability.
Data links can be viewed at ACEJMC Data Links.
Accrediting Council meetings:
Friday, May 2,
2014, Arlington, Va.
Friday, Aug. 22,
Thursday, Aug. 21,
One-day program to help administrators prepare the self-study and plan for the site visit.
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A guide to policies, procedures and programs
ACEJMC Guide to Assessment explains ACEJMC's expectations of an assessment plan and offers suggestions for assessing student learning.
Preparation for Accreditation:
A Guide to the Years Before the Self-Study
Mission and Plans: Information on writing a mission statement and creating a diversity plan, assessment plan and long-range strategic plan
Describes actions schools have taken to successfully diversify.
ACEJMC has available for loan self-studies that were well executed. Some are in print format; others are available in digital formats.
The self-study prepared by the School of Communications at Elon University is a strong example and has been made available at: Elon Self-Study.