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ERIC Number: ED315825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 9
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Who's Out There...And Why Not?
Robinson, William L.
This study investigated the inclusion of minorities in Basic Course Programs, undergraduate degree programs, and graduate degree programs in the field of Communication. A survey was completed by representatives from 27 institutions in 16 states, including private and public institutions, rural and urban, commuter and residential. Specifically, the survey addressed the issues of minority enrollments, the distribution of minorities among the faculty, the efforts of each program to recruit and retain minority undergraduate and graduate students, and hiring, recruitment, and mentoring practices for minority faculty. Results revealed that minority students are not in the "pipeline" in sufficient numbers to have any noteworthy impact on the availability of minority faculty in the coming years. Data also indicated that there has been a decline in the proportion of minority students in Communication since 1978-80, making the potential supply appear even more meager in the face of growing demand. Findings suggest that colleges and universities are losing ground concerning affirmative action. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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