After an enormous amount of work including a huge, cool building construction, the UNM Department of Journalism and Mass Communications has been recommended for Accreditation by the visiting Accreditation Site Team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. According to John Oetzel, Ph.D., the C&J Department Chair, the department was found in complete compliance with the accrediting standards by the Site Team.
This is a huge deal and the staff and faculty of the department along with its students and community members, as well as UNM overall deserve tons of credit for this achievement. The Department lost/dropped its accreditation a few years ago and as an alumna, I am happy to see the Department on the upswing.There are something like 500 C&J programs in the country and only a little more than 100 are accredited. You can add UNM's to the list. OK, not quite. The team's recommendation goes to a committee and then to the national accrediting council which makes the final decision in May. Here's hoping they agree with the Site Team.