Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications - Ship’s Communication/Journalism Department offers one of only three programs in Pennsylvania that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Accreditation is a system of voluntary self-assessment and external review of educational institutions and of professional programs offered by those institutions. Accreditation provides an assurance of quality to students, parents, and the public. In the accrediting process, the performance of educational units is measured against national standards.
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- Students will apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
- Students will understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press.
- Students will understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.
- Students will apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.
- Students will conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
- Students will think critically, creatively and independently.
- Students will critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.
- Students will write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.