The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Communication Department is one of 117 programs in journalism and mass communication that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). To be accredited, the program must meet standards that include mission and governance, curriculum and instruction, diversity and inclusiveness, faculty scholarship and preparedness, student services, facilities, faculty professional and public service, and assessment of learning outcomes.
The department was first awarded accreditation in 1996 and was fully re-accredited in 2002, 2008, and 2014. The department is undergoing reaccreditation during the 2019-2020 academic year.
UTC's Communication Department provides a curriculum and instruction that enable students to learn the knowledge, competencies and values the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication defines for preparing students to work in a diverse global and domestic society.
2019 Department Self-Study
During the reaccrediation process the department undergoes a year-long self-study process in which the department examines the environment is operates in, its mission, range of activities, accomplishments and plans for the future.
Download the 2019 self study as a word document or view it online using the links below:
- Self Study Cover Page
- Part I: General Information
- Part II: Supplementary Information
- Part II, Standard 1: Mission, Governance and Adminstration
- Part II, Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction
- Part II, Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness
- Part II, Standard 4: Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty
- Part II, Standard 5: Scholarship: Research, Creative and Professional Activity
- Part II, Standard 6: Student Services
- Part II, Standard 7: Resources, Facilities and Equipment
- Part II, Standard 8: Professional and Public Service
- Part II, Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes
- Supporting Documents