ERIC Number: ED315798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-20
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Majority and Minority Women in Communication Departments: Expectation, Experience, and Exploitation.
German, Kathleen M.
Since the early 1970s the composition of faculty in communication departments and in higher education in general has changed dramatically. A review of the literature shows that increasingly, part-time instructors have come to dominate faculties in roles that have shifted from occasionally offering an outside specialty to regularly replacing full-time faculty members. Women and minorities currently comprise the majority of this part-time faculty, most often found in lower ranks at less prestigious institutions. Based on current trends, the prevalent prediction for the next 20 years is that women will continue to inundate lower and part-time faculty ranks and suffer the brunt of economic constraints in education. The challenge of the future is to integrate part-time faculty, tapping their talents and energies, while providing them with institutional support and commitment to the extent allowed by the marketplace. (Thirty-four references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (75th, San Francisco, CA, November 18-21, 1989).