CoJMC professor joins Task Force on Careers

CoJMC professor joins Task Force on Careers

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:45pm
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Hachtmann will serve serve a two-year term on the AEJMC Task Force on Careers.

by Molly Chapple

Frauke Hachtmann, advertising and public relations professor at the CoJMC, was invited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) president-elect David Perlmutter to serve a two-year term on a newly formed AEJMC Task Force on Careers.

One of Perlmutter’s main focus areas as president will be on career advancement in higher education. The goal is to brand AEJMC as the “go-to” and “add value” conference for communication educators and professionals at all stages of their careers.

The group of 13 faculty members from some of the top journalism education programs will attempt to answer the question, “What can AEJMC do systematically and sustainably to support career advancements of its members?” The task force will offer a comprehensive report at the 2019 conference in Toronto.

“AEJMC has played a critical role when it comes to helping especially new faculty grow in terms of research and teaching,” Hachtmann said. “This task force will build on AEJMC’s strengths and explore ways in which the organization might support a range of career advancement options, including those for mid-career faculty and late-career faculty. Our goal is to present a comprehensive report at the 2019 conference in Toronto. I am honored to have been invited to serve on this important task force.”

Founded in 1912, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is a major international membership organization for academics in the field, offering regional and national conferences and refereed publications.

The Association’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to cultivate the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice and a better informed public.