ERIC Number: ED323541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Recruitment of Journalism Faculty: Do Schools Travel the Ethical High Road?
Sneed, Don; And Others
A study examined the perceptions of journalism educators regarding ethical conduct in the faculty recruitment process of journalism faculty. Data were gathered by means of a mail survey to a national sample of journalism faculty. Questionnaires were mailed to 490 journalism and mass communication educators with 407 responding. Every third name was selected from a directory of AEJMC-affiliated institutions. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of recruiting concepts on a five-point scale ranging from "very important" to "very unimportant." They were then asked to rate each concept a second time, indicating how they perceived the concept was being practiced. Results revealed that most journalism educators think that ethical considerations that are important to the faculty recruiting process are practiced poorly. Strong concerns identified by respondents include: misrepresentation of facts, tenure and promotion policies; deceptive job advertising; and unfair practices during the interview process. Findings suggest that many educators see problems with the recruiting process even if they are part of the problem. (One table of data is included; 20 references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (73rd, Minneapolis, MN, August 1-4, 1990). The references and table will not reproduce well due to broken print.