ERIC Number: EJ1037417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Assessing the ACEJMC Professional Values and Competencies
Christ, William G.; Henderson, Jennifer J.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v69 n3 p301-313 Sep 2014
The accrediting body for media education, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), has established twelve professional values and competencies that all students must demonstrate before graduating from accredited journalism and mass communication programs. A close reading suggests that these twelve competencies actually embody more than thirty assessment requirements. Having such a large number of assessment requirements seems problematic for programs seeking accreditation. To remedy this problem, the authors suggest a tiered system of assessment where programs would assess "understanding" and "application" for the competencies most emphasized by their program and a less rigorous standard of "familiarity" or awareness for the remaining ones.
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Values, Professional Identity, Accreditation (Institutions), Competence, Outcomes of Education, Classification, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Cultural Pluralism, Freedom of Speech, Research, Writing Skills, Number Concepts, Statistics, Information Technology, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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