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ERIC Number: ED410595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching and Research Challenges Facing Communication Faculty at Institutions with Noncompetitive Enrollment Policies.
Reppert, James E.
This institutional "self study document" was designed to be presented to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) to aid in the evaluation of the mass communication program at Southern Arkansas University, a noncompetitive institution where any high school graduate may enroll. In narrative form, the document answers substantive questions dealing with enhancing instructional effectiveness, planning for the future, and promoting student improvement. Some of the topics the document discusses include mass communication program objectives; student post-baccalaureate activities; provisions for social, cultural, and economic needs of the student and the state; strengths and weaknesses of the mass communication division; faculty and facilities; criteria for granting tenure; and instructional data and program cost figures. The document focuses specifically on: (1) what faculty and administration can do to encourage and retain quality students; (2) what teaching and research challenges communication faculty at small institutions face when working with limited budgets; (3) whether lack of funds stifle creativity in a technology-based curriculum; and (4) how best to address both institutional and instructional design concepts in a positive, long-term fashion. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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