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ERIC Number: EJ786680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Communication Education in U.S. Community Colleges
Engleberg, Isa N.; Emanuel, Richard C.; Van Horn, Tasha; Bodary, David L.
Communication Education, v57 n2 p241-265 Apr 2008
A comprehensive research project conducted by the Community College Section of the National Communication Association (NCA) investigated the status of communication education in U.S. community colleges. Contacts from 290 public community colleges in the U.S. responded to a survey targeting five areas of inquiry: (a) institutional, (b) departmental, and (c) faculty characteristics as well as (d) instructional resources and (e) professional support. The NCA Community College Section study and this article report findings concerning community college program characteristics as well as issues related to basic course offerings and general education requirements; faculty qualifications; the ratio of full- to part-time faculty; teaching loads and class size averages; professional development support; the use of instructional technology; and significant challenges facing communication programs in community colleges. (Contains 15 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States