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ERIC Number: ED361738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Why Newspaper Advisers Quit.
Bodle, John V.
The study described here identified and quantified the primary reasons why college or university student newspaper advisers quit. Members of College Media Advisers, a national organization of college and university advisers, were sent surveys. A total of 233 of 449 members returned the surveys, for a response rate of 52%. Respondents indicated that there were many contributing factors: (1) 93.5% said they enjoyed advising, and 94.5% said they enjoyed classroom teaching; (2) 21% said they wanted to leave advising for classroom teaching; (3) 25.8% said that tenure was more difficult for an adviser to receive than for classroom teachers; (4) 56.1% said they had lower status than classroom teachers; (5) many advisers believed other journalism faculty members were paid more for the same education level (43.9%) or professional experience (41.9%); (6) while more than half (53.1%) of respondents said they were best prepared by their professional experience (versus academics), one-fourth (26.2%) had two years or less of it; and (7) while 14.2% had been asked in the last year not to publish an article, only 4.3% complied. Findings suggest that newspaper advisers enjoy the work, but they seek parity with classroom teachers on issues of status, compensation, and tenure. (Nineteen tables of data and 34 notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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