ERIC Number: ED363899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Recruitment and Retention of Graduate Faculty in the Non-Doctoral Graduate Program.
Vartabedian, Robert A.
Testimony from a former head of a communication and theatre department attests to the difficulty in recruiting new faculty with graduate faculty credentials for a department without a doctoral program. Typically, the so-called "stars" of an academic discipline gravitate to large universities and their doctoral programs. Therefore, those involved in recruitment and retention of graduate faculty in non-doctoral programs need to address various problems confronted by those programs (including funding, release time, and research) and suggest solutions to those problems. The biggest advantage of non-doctoral programs may be that the expectations of quantity (and sometimes quality) of research productivity are at a different level than those for doctoral programs. Successful retention may come down to the ability of deans and department chairs to be trustworthy champions of monitoring, mentoring, and money. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami, FL, November 18-21, 1993).