Provisional Programs

The listing of a program as provisional means deficiencies identified during the review process resulted in the Accrediting Council withholding full accreditation/reaccreditation. The unit has a two-year provisional period to correct the deficiencies, after which the program is reviewed again and either reaccredited or denied. There is no extension of the provisional period. The unit also may choose to withdraw, ending any ACEJMC affiliation.

Included with each provisional listing below are: unit information; the bachelor’s and/or professional master’s degree programs examined during the review; the standard(s) found in noncompliance that led to the provisional status, the year when placed on provisional status, and a link to the most recent site team report, which details what must be corrected for accreditation. [In some cases, not all programs within the unit were reviewed; in these instances, the areas reviewed are shown in brackets.]

In addition, the listing provides each accredited unit’s most recent site team review report (2013-14 and thereafter) and the accredited unit’s current student data information (retention and graduation data).


Auburn University, School of Communication and Journalism,
Auburn University, AL 36849-5206
Jennifer Adams, director. [Journalism; Public Relations] B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations.
Tel.: (334)844-2727. Email: adamsj1@auburn.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report;  2013-14 Revisit Report
Student data information

Florida A&M University, Division of Journalism,
Suite 4019, SJGC Bldg., 510 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Wiliam Jiles, interim director. B.S. Journalism; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (850)599-3379. Email: William.Jiles@famu.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 5: Scholarship: Research, Creative and Professional Activity; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

Southern University and A&M College, Department of Mass Communication,
500 Jesse Stone St., P.O. Box 9770, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Mahmoud Braima, chair. B.A. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (225)771-5644. Email: mahmoud_braima@subr.edu
Standard in Noncompliance: Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness
(Provisional 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report2013-14 Revisit Report
Student data information

New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Undergraduate Program
20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Ted Conover, director. B.A. Journalism; M.A. Journalism.
Tel: (212)998-3791 Email: ted.conover@nyu.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 6: Diversity and Inclusiveness; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes
(Undergraduate provisional 2018; graduate program fully reaccredited in 2018)) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture,
901 W. Main St., PO Box 842034, Richmond, VA 23284-2034
Hong Cheng, director. B.S.
Tel.: (804)828-2660. Email: hcheng2@vcu.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 4: Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Visit
Student data information