School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Student Learning Assessment Plan

JMC Student Learning Assessment Plan

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JMC Student Learning Assessment Plan Progress Report

august 2016

Each year it is the responsibility of an appointed Assessment Coordinator to produce a progress report on Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The purpose of assessing our School’s adherence to rigorous academic standards is threefold:

Diversity Plan

JMC Diversity Plan

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JMC Diversity Plan Progress Report 

AUGUST 2016

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University continues its commitment to diversity and inclusion, as evident by the role the Diversity and Globalization Committee (DGC) and Student Voice Team (SVT) have in creating, supporting and executing strategic initiatives within the school.

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

The structure for evaluating and accrediting journalism and mass communication programs was established in 1945, when the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) was formed. ACEJMC is the agency formally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for accrediting programs for professional education in journalism and mass communications in institutions of higher learning.

Photo of Michele EwingThe Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) inducted Kent State University’s Michele Ewing, APR, into its College of Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. Ewing is a public relations associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and a longtime resident of the Youngstown, Ohio, area.   

On the evening of Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, the inaugural class of JMC Promising Scholars and their donors had the opportunity to meet face-to-face for the first time at a special celebratory event in downtown Kent.  

The Promising Scholar Awards program was developed in an effort to attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication students in the nation, but the awards are much more than the traditional tuition scholarships. The program is designed to help facilitate a relationship between generous donors and recipients. 

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Kent State University the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at its National Conference in Washington, D.C.

The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC).

Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, took one photojournalism class at Kent State 73 years ago and was forever changed. He was so impressed with the class he took while still in high school he became an amateur photographer. 

The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

A Cincinnati man who took a photojournalism class at Kent State in 1941 has left a $3 million bequest to the program. Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, who passed away in 2013, was so impressed with the class he took while still in high school he became an amateur photographer. 

Chris Waugaman, (MA '14), joined an elite group of high school journalism educators when he was named the Dow Jones News Fund's 2014 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C.

Waugaman has been teaching journalism for more than a decade, and under his advisement The Royal News and the trnwired.org website at Prince George (Va.) High School have received several awards. 

JMC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Alumni and Friends Awards. The school will honor the winners of the William D. Taylor Award, Fast-Track Awards and Sharon Marquis Friends of JMC Award at the annual reception on October 17.

 

Wayne Dawson
2014 Taylor Award Winner 

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