ERIC Number: ED084796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Production and Utilization of Computer Manpower in U. S. Higher Education.
Hamblen, John W.
Statistics on computer manpower in higher education are presented. These are based upon three surveys conducted by the Southern Regional Education Board's Computer Science Project. Regarding manpower production, it is noted that there is a movement toward the use of only two names for academic programs in the area, either computer science or data processing. The number of degree programs doubled in the period from 1966-67 to 1969-70, the number of undergraduate majors enrolled tripled, and the total of graduates quadrupled. Sufficient personnel are now being trained, but programs need upgrading in both facilities and course offerings. In terms of manpower utilization, surveys show that only 50% of the faculty in departments with degree programs have doctorates and that only half of these are in computer science. Finally, the personnel required by these departments to man computer facilities rose from 14,000 to 26,000 in the three-year period covered and ancillary personnel numbered 3,000 in 1970. (PB)
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Sponsor: ESSO Education Foundation, New York, NY.; International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.