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Accrediting Council Decisions: May 3, 2008

Newly accredited schools at the May meeting of the Accrediting Council were the department of communication and journalism at the University of New Mexico and the department of communication at Jacksonville (Ala.) State University.

The following schools received provisional re-accreditation in 2006 for their undergraduate programs and were granted full re-accreditation:   the department of communication and journalism at Auburn University; the division of journalism at Florida A&M University; the department of journalism at New York University, and the department of mass communications at Southern University.

The following schools received provisional re-accreditation for the undergraduate programs:   the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; the department of journalism at San Francisco State University, and the department of journalism at Temple University.   The Council grants provisional status when it identifies weaknesses that can be corrected within two years.  

The undergraduate communication department at Buffalo State University received provisional accreditation.

The department of mass communication at Winston-Salem State University was denied accreditation. In 2006, the department received provisional initial accreditation, but was denied at the revisit this year.

The Council also re-accredited the following undergraduate programs at nine schools: the department of journalism and public communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage; the department of journalism, media studies an public relations at Hofstra University; the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno; School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Oklahoma State University; the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University; the department of communication at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; the department of communications at the University of Tennessee at Martin; the School of Journalism at Indiana University; the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University; and the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

The graduate program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University also received re-accreditation.


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