ERIC Number: ED242306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Media Centers in Higher Education.
Albright, Michael J.
This report presents an analysis of data provided by 196 usable responses to a survey of a stratified sample of 282 college and university media centers. Information was collected on the following topics: current trends in budget and personnel levels; the degree of moral support provided by supervisors and the faculty clientele; the extent to which media centers participate in such activities as instructional computing and distance learning program development and delivery; the degree to which media centers generate income and promote their services; and media directors' perceptions of the health of their media programs. The report includes an executive summary and an introduction that covers task force composition, development of the survey instrument, sample selection, data collection, and institutions without media centers. Detailed results are then presented for each topic addressed in the survey. Nine recommendations are made and three references listed. Appendices include lists of task force members and responding institutions, a copy of the questionnaire, comments provided in free response items, and case histories. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Task Force on the Status of Media Centers in Higher Education of the Division for Educational Media Management, Association for Educational Communications and Technology.