JSU Mass Communications Department to receive reaccreditation


Jackson State University’s Department of Mass Communications has great news to report! Following a two-day visit to the campus, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications announced that it would recommend the department be fully accredited.

“We are all very excited,” said interim department chair Olorundare Aworuwa. “Everyone really has worked together as a team.”

Since earning a provisional accreditation in 2009, the department has installed new computers and software, revised its curriculum and made solid steps to improve student diversity. The council will return in four years for its next review of the program. The department is a part of the university’s School of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts. Established in 1978, the department earned its first accreditation in 1984 and introduced its first master’s program in 1981. In 2008, the department relocated from Blackburn Hall on the main campus to the Mississippi e-Center@JSU on Raymond Road in Jackson. In addition to the traditional classrooms, the facility offers classroom computer labs and editing labs. It is also home of the department’s instructional television studio JSU22 and the university’s commercial television station, JSU-TV.

The Mass Communications Department's Diversity Committee held a mixer last week to kick off its Mentoring Program.

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10 thoughts on “JSU Mass Communications Department to receive reaccreditation

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  2. First and foremost, the entire department should be proud of the re-accreditation announcement! Accreditation is not an easy process and thus, all that played a role should be proud. With that said, the department should not rest on its laurels. It has a responsibility to build from this major accomplishment and to guarantee every student that matriculates through the department, the very best education it can offer. In today’s job market, there is nothing more valuable than a well educated, well rounded and confident graduate! Again, I congratulate you.

  3. Its a good thing of course to get reaccreditated. Though, I won’t applaud a program for accomplishing something that shouldn’t have been an issue in the first place. All I can say is “stay on top of your business Mass Comm. Department!”

  4. CONGRAT JSU MASS COMM. FAMILY!!! I AM SO THRILLED THAT THE PROGRAM HAS ITS ACCREDITATION BACK… I HOPE WE ALUMNI, STUDENTS, AND STAFF CAN CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE PROGRAM AND INCREASE DIVERSITY. I LOVE JSU!

  5. Congratulations to Dr. Dare and the entire Department of Mass
    Communications. This is such good news! Your hard work has paid off.

  6. Congratulations! Once again the results of talented and committed professionals working together led to success. I am sure that Tigers all over the globe join me in thanking you for taking JSU to the next level. Congratulations again!

  7. It is important to note that while equipment and diversity were keys elements in its decision to recommend reaffirmation of accreditation, the visiting team from ACEJMC was equally proud that the Mass Comm department has implemented sytems for assesing and documenting student learning outcomes and for tracking its graduates. Assessment of student learning outcomes is key to accreditation; we must all embrace it! You failed to mention assessment in this annoucemn.

  8. Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff along with the alumni who worked to accomplish this task. I hope persons who were concerned last year realize this is not an easy task. Great work team and time to prepare for the next visit, no time to rest; OK maybe a short break to celebrate.

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