Gray, Philip A.
C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Study)
Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University--Curricula; Oral communication--Study and teaching (Higher); Career education
The purpose of this study was to determine what, if any, relationships existed between certain curriculum variables and the employment of graduates of the programs of study in the Department of Speech and Communication at Northern Illinois University. Graduates of programs of study in the Department of Speech and Communication at Northern Illinois University from 1973 to 1979 were seen questionnaires to discover: (1) What courses were taken within the Department of Speech Communication that were useful in the graduates' occupations or professions? (2) What courses in the Department of Speech Communication were useful in the graduates' occupations or professions? (3) What courses were offered in the Department of Speech Communication, but not taken, that were recognized by the graduates as being useful in their occupations or professions? (4) What courses were not offered in the Department of Speech Communication that were recognized as being useful in the graduates' occupations or professions? and (5) What courses had been taken by graduates of programs of study in the Department of Speech Communication at Northern Illinois University since graduation that are perceived by graduates to be of use to them in their occupations or professions? Also, information relevant to the jobs held by graduates since graduation was solicited including: (1) Job title, (2) Job duties, (3) Job location, (4) Salary received at that job, and (5) The duration of time spent at that job. The result of the study suggest that graduates perceive programs of study and certain specific courses in Speech Communication to be relevant to their jobs. This study also demonstrates that graduates of programs in Speech Communication at Northern Illinois University hold jobs in many different specific occupations and professions.
Petress, Kenneth, "The relationships between curriculum variables and employment of speech communication graduates" (1980). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6209.
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