A site team of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) has recommended full re-accreditation for Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton officials recently annouced.
“This decision to re-accreditate our program reinforces our determination to continue the excellence we have achieved in a very short period of time,” said Tony Brown, dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
In May 2006, the Accrediting Council granted the School provisional re-accreditation and said the University was out of compliance on two of the nine standards, governance and research. The School contested the ruling and on July 25, 2006, the Appeals Board ruled that HU should be fully accredited. On Sept. 1, 2006, the ACEJMC Council accepted the recommendation of the Appeals Board that the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications continue its full accreditation for the 2006-07 academic year.
The final decision on the site team’s recommendation will be announced in May by the ACEJMC Council.