This article provides information on a campaign for fairness and survival by the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona in Tucson, as of September 1995. The faculty of the department consists of four professors and six associate professors. The department uses few adjunct faculty. The undergraduate curriculum is carefully constructed to provide students in the first year with an introduction to the field, along with courses on communication skills. Two years ago, the university initiated an intensive self-study of all its administrative units, including al academic departments. The Program for the Assessment of Institutional Priorities, or PAIP, as it came to be called, required that each academic department submit a report on its activities, which was to include information on its scholarly accomplishments, student load and contributions to graduate and undergraduate instruction among others.
Crano, W. D. (1995). University of Arizona Phoenix in Tucson: Arizona’s department of communication’s campaign for fairness and survival. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 24(3), 180–189.