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Glogovsky, Ronald

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Technology


College teachers--United States--Supply and demand; Printing industry--United States; Graphic arts--Study and teaching (Higher).--United States


The problem of this study was to determine whether a shortage or surplus of university graphic arts faculty is pending. Demand for graphic arts faculty was defined as the number of open full-time faculty positions nationwide. Supply was defined as the number of full-time faculty hired nationwide. The difference between supply and demand (unfilled positions) was examined for each of the seven years 1982-1988, to determine a trend. The findings of this study suggest a shortage of university graphic arts faculty. A positive correlation exists between unfilled faculty positions and time over the years 1982-1988, indicating a present and worsening faculty shortage. University graphic arts programs are vitally important to the continuing success of their supporting industry. Universities develop instructional materials, conduct training programs, produce young talent, and educate teachers for high schools, technical schools, community colleges, and industry. This kind of support is vital, considering the increasing need for training and education within this technologically changing field.


Bibliography: pages [37]-39.


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