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).


Bowling Green State University, Department of Journalism and Public Relations,
Bowling Green, OH 43403;
Jim Foust, chair. B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (419)372-8349. Email: jfoust@bgsu.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 1: Mission and Governance; Standard 5: Scholarship: Research, Creative and Professional Activity
(Provisional 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1601 E. Market St., Crosby Suite 220, Greensboro, NC 27411; Gail Wiggins, chair. B.S. Journalism and Mass Communication (Mass Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Public Relations).
Tel.: (336)334-7900. Email: gwiggins@ncat.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 4: Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty; Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information 

Texas Christian University, Department of Journalism, TCU Box 298060, Ft. Worth, TX 76129; Uche Onyebadi, director. B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (817)257-7425. Email: u.onyebadi@tcu.edu
Standard in Noncompliance: Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Arkansas, Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201; Larry Foley, chair. B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (479)575-3601.Email: lfoley@uark.edu
Standards in Noncompliance: Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness; Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes
(Provisional 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information