CHICAGO–The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications approved the Greenlee School’s re-accreditation on a 14-0-4 vote, with three council members abstaining per rules because they had served on the site team or recent Regents review of the program.
Greenlee’s leadership was praised, as well as the faculty and staff’s dedication to a collegial environment that advanced student success. The school’s near 100% placement record for graduates was also mentioned.
There was little discussion before the vote was taken. Michael Bugeja, director, was asked whether students were exposed to empirical courses, and he recited the required curricula as well as emphasis on statistics and similar classes. "Our official name is Iowa State University of Science and Technology," he emphasized, noting the school does take this component seriously.
In addition to Bugeja, the leadership team of Daniela Dimitrova, director of graduate education; Michael Dahlstrom, associate director; and Alyssa Rutt, program coordinator, were also on hand. They will provide a full report to the faculty, alumni and constituents at a later date.
This re-accreditation extends the Greenlee School’s streak of continuous accreditation since 1948, making it one of the longest continuously-accredited journalism and mass communication programs in the country.