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ERIC Number: ED086980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 189
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Career Development of Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty Members.
Pratt, Sally Bourgois
Expansion of journalism programs to accommodate both journalism majors and the increasing numbers of other students electing journalism courses calls for more faculty members. Information on recruiting, preparing, and fostering the career development of such people is therefore needed. Drawing upon theories of career development and previous empirical studies, a four-page questionnaire was developed and data gathered from 84 percent of 390 full-time and part-time faculty in 40 randomly selected departments of journalism and mass communication. Results indicate that the career decisions of journalism faculty came rather late compared to those of faculty in other fields; unsolicited job offers were important in recruiting new faculty, particularly for part-time posts; preparation for this career typically included considerable media experience with a smaller proportion of earned doctorates than on college faculties generally, but records in publications and other professional services were substantial; and journalism faculty derive much satisfaction from working with students. Though some dissatisfaction was expressed with certain conditions of service, four-fifths would again choose a career in college teaching. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota