ERIC Number: ED251878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
University Broadcast Laboratories: Cost, Upkeep, Use.
Gotsch, Constance M.
Broadcast program directors from 157 colleges and universities responded to a survey to determine how schools outfit, maintain, upgrade, and fund audio and video broadcast labs and how many students use them. Among the results indicated by the respondents are the following: (1) approximately half reported affiliation with either a closed-circuit station or some other facility that was neither a public broadcasting nor an independent station (usually a local cable system or student-operated noncommercial station); (2) over three-fourths indicated that they purchased equipment for labs as necessary, and slightly less than half reported maintaining this equipment as necessary rather than on a regular basis; (3) no significant relationship existed between funding sources and audio or video equipment buying schedules, although a relationship did exist between funding sources and the yearly amounts invested for replacement of lab equipment; and (4) the number of students using the labs seemed to be relatively large or small perhaps depending on the number of laboratory course offerings, but there was no significant relationship between the number of students using the labs and the amount of money spent to replace equipment. (A copy of the survey instruments and the tables of results are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Broadcast Journalism; Broadcast Laboratories
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).