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Author Countermine, Terry A. ♦ Bailes, Gordon
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract Each year Computer Science Departments generally find that enrollment, at least in Associate and Bachelor's level programs, is increasing. At the same time, most Computer Science Departments find it difficult to recruit faculty with Ph.D. 's in Computer Science. In fact, Computerworld (6) recently reported on an NSF study which identified approximately 600 vacant faculty positions in Computer Science in this country. Primarily, the purpose of this article is to report the results of the study without attempting extensive analysis or interpretation. Certain inconsistencies in the data have been noted by the authors—primarily due to inaccurate or incomplete answers to various questions. It was not feasible to disregard incomplete or inconsistent questionnaires since the number of complete, consistent responses was small. In a few cases, the authors have attempted to correct obvious inconsistencies—for example, if an institution reported that it recruited to fill 3 vacancies on the faculty, that no one was hired, and that 4 of those hired had a Ph.D. in Computer Science, we assumed that the 4 should be a 0. In most other cases, the data is reported as given in the responses and the authors believe that it is reasonably accurate and representative.
Description Affiliation: Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University College London (Bailes, Gordon; Countermine, Terry A.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 193
Ending Page 197


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