During the second week of February, the UPR-RP's School of Communication received an accreditation visit of the evaluation team of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
The ACEJMCs is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communication programs in colleges and universities.
The evaluation team was composed of Rick Rodríguez (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Arizona State University), Dr. Jan Quarles (Middle Tennessee State University), Pam Luecke, professor of Business Journalism (Washington and Lee University - Lexington, Virginia), and John Cochran (distinguished journalist and former White House correspondent in Washington for the U.S. television network ABC). The team met with professors, students, administrators and local media representatives from newspapers, radio and television. At their exit interview, the evaluation team of the ACEJMC said that they will unanimously recommend that the UPR-RP's School of Communication be given full accreditation by the Accrediting Committee of the ACEJMC.
The ACEJMC Accrediting Committee will convene in Chicago on the 27 and 28 of April to hear the recommendation of the evaluation team and decide on the accreditation status. If the UPR-RP's School of Communication is given accreditation status, it will be the second Spanish speaking school -after the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile- to be accredited by the ACEJMC.
We congratulate the UPR-RP’s School of Communication on this achievement.
For more information about our School of Communication’s accreditation status, please visit the following links: