Former Council presidents Jerry Ceppos and Saundra
easy-to-read booklet provides a quick overview of expectations and responsibilities of Council members.
This booklet was written for new members, but it is
Doug Anderson, dean of the College of Communications at Penn State University, will replace Pam Creedon, associate director, external relations, on the Accrediting Council for the May meeting. Creedon, who represented the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, resigned this fall from the Council. Anderson is a former member of the Council and also has been chair of the Accrediting Committee. He is a team chair for site visits each year.
Twenty-seven participants are scheduled to attend
Scheduled speakers – all former or current
The training workshops are designed
to better prepare site teams. Shaw said
the training likely
Clarification of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes standard, along with discussions led by four experienced team chairs were part of the Aug. 29 Council meeting in Chicago. Many Council members described it as one the best fall meetings they had attended.
The morning session was devoted to a discussion of assessment, led by Accrediting Committee member Trevor Brown, who presented a concise, one-page clarification guide for Council members. The main focus was the value of assessment for improving learning, the different purposes of grading and assessment, and the distinction between direct and indirect measures. Brown’s presentation was suggested by Council President Peter Bhatia after lengthy assessment discussion at the spring meeting. Forty-seven percent of schools seeking accreditation or re-accreditation in 2007-08 were judged out of compliance on the assessment standard. Copies of Brown’s guide and discussion points, along with the minutes, were sent to Council members and site team chairs.
The afternoon session focused on helping Council members understand what happens
Chris Callahan, dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, was named chair of the Appeals Board by Council President Peter Bhatia.
Others appointed to the Appeals Board by Bhatia include Merrill Rose and Dorothy Bland. Rose is an independent public relations consultant in New York City; Bland is director of Florida A&M University’s Division of Journalism.
Fred Young, senior vice president of news for Hearst Argyle Television, will represent the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation on the Council. Young, who has been with Hearst-Argyle since its formation in 1977, oversees news operations in 21 states. He is past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and serves as chairman of the Telecommunications Advisory Committee of Pennsylvania State University.
The College of Communication at Marquette University has named Lynn Turner interim dean. John Pauly, former dean, is now provost.
John R. Tisdale is the interim director at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University, replacing Tommy Thomason.
The 2008-2009 Council's directory lists an incorrect e-mail address for Mary Hoffman, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. The correct e-mail is email@example.com.
Cindy Reinardy joined the ACEJMC staff Sept. 8 as a half-time assistant to Executive Director Susanne Shaw. She will focus primarily on communications and publications. Reinardy has more than 20 years of newsroom experience, working at newspapers in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in positions of writer, section editor and design editor. From 2000 to 2005, she was a clinical instructor of design and copy editing at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, working with the Missourian newspaper’s student staff. Before moving to Lawrence, Reinardy was the project specialist and communications coordinator for TEAMwork for Quality Living, a nonprofit grassroots organization in Delaware County, Ind. Contact Reinardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-864-7640.
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