Vision, Mission and Core Competencies
The School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University will be the most relevant, student-centered and ethically driven accredited program in the country.
We provide our students with a solid academic experience that balances both conceptual and practical courses, professional opportunities and multiple internships, all of which are grounded in a foundation of ethics in a diverse and global society.
PROFESSIONAL VALUES AND CORE COMPETENCIES
As a program provisionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, we are committed to developing a curriculum designed to meet twelve professional competencies. This course, as part of a larger program, contributes to our development of:
THOUGHTFUL, PROFICIENT COMMUNICATORS…
write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
present images and information effectively and creatively, using appropriate tools and technologies;
apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work;
…WHO ARE CREATIVE, CRITICAL THINKERS, TRAINED TO UNCOVER AND EVALUATE INFORMATION…
apply critical thinking skills in conducting research and evaluating information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work;
critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.
effectively and correctly apply basic numerical and statistical concepts;
…WITHIN A LEGAL AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK…
apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, in a global context, and for the country in which the institution that invites ACEJMC is located;
demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
…IN A DIVERSE AND GLOBAL SOCIETY.
demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications;
demonstrate culturally proficient communication that empowers those traditionally disenfranchised in society, especially as grounded in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and ability, domestically and globally, across communication and media contexts.