In 2010, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications was reaccredited, continuing the uninterrupted era of full accreditation that began in 1954. The five-person team of academics and professionals who visited the college in October 2010 said the college has “an outstanding program with one of the most professionally oriented faculties in the nation.” The team also noted:
- A strong sense of the college’s purpose and the need to continually adapt.
- A university administration that fully values the college’s mission, strategies and tactics.
- A student-centered environment with comfortable faculty/student interactions.
- An array of impressive programs and initiatives at local, state, national and global levels.
- An effective culture of assessing student learning.
- A collaborative spirit that elevates the college’s reputation on campus.
The UNL journalism program is the only accredited journalism program in Nebraska.
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications invites all students, faculty and staff members, administrators and others to report incidents in which they can present evidence that a unit of ACEJMC has violated accreditation standards, policies or procedures. Such reports must be made in writing to the executive director of ACEJMC:
ACEJMC Executive Director
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-5225 FAX
A copy of the report should also be sent to the dean of the college:
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 880443
Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
(402) 472-8597 FAX
Complaints must be accompanied by documentation showing a specific, substantive violation of one or more standards, policies or procedures. The council does not adjudicate, arbitrate or mediate individual faculty or student grievances against the School; nor does it act as a court of appeals in individual matters of admissions, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty members or students. In considering complaints, the council will give careful attention to due process for both the complainant and the School.
Additional information about accreditation standards and procedures may be found at the ACEJMC Web site.