ERIC Number: ED101393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Speech Programs in Community Colleges.
Meyer, Arthur C.
The rapid growth of community colleges in the last decade resulted in large numbers of students enrolled in programs previously unavailable to them in a single comprehensive institution. The purpose of this study was to gather and analyze data to provide information about the speech programs that community colleges created or expanded as a result of the sharp increase in enrollment. Specifically, several aspects of community college speech programs were surveyed: departmental organization, role and function of the chairman, staff, courses, activities, and rationale for the speech program in a community college. Analysis of the data indicates that speech programs are well established as integral parts of community colleges with courses similar to those offered in the first two years of four-year institutions. However, most of these speech programs do not include courses other than those parallel to university courses for students in occupational, continuing education, or remedial curricula. Colleges with 5,000 or more students outranked the smaller colleges in almost every area in which significant differences emerged. Other results and comprehensive recommendations are provided, along with complete statistical data. (TO)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri