The Department of Journalism and Public Relations received full reaccreditation at the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) meeting April 30. BGSU is one of only three universities in Ohio accredited in journalism and has been accredited continuously since 1979.
The yearlong accrediting renewal process involves a self-study plus a site visit by a four-member ACEJMC team. Accreditation is based on nine standards, including curriculum and instruction, diversity and inclusiveness, professional and public service and scholarship. Dr. Terry Rentner, director of the School of Media and Communication, expressed appreciation to Arts and Sciences Dean Simon Morgan-Russell and President Cartwright for their support during the visit last fall.
"Accreditation helps us a great deal in recruiting," said Dr. James Foust, chair of the journalism and public relations department. "It's also an affirmation of the quality of our students, our faculty and the program as a whole."
The reaccreditation is in force until the 2015-16 academic year.
Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services has new home
Join President Carol A. Cartwright at a celebration of the expansion and new home of Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services (NTSS.) The reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. May 26 in a tent outside the College Park office building. Remarks begin at 4:30.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open the doors of NTSS's expanded services for nontraditional and transfer and students and those who are veterans.
The event is an opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facilities, talk with students and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
For more information, call 2-8136.
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