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ERIC Number: ED017936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 28
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDENT ACTIVITIES STAFF FUNCTIONS--SUM AND SUBSTANCE.
MARINE, JAMES
THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO ASSESS (1) THE CURRENT STATUS OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES (S.A.) WORK, (2) THE PERSONS ASSUMING MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE S.A. FUNCTION AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS, BACKGROUND, AND GOALS, (3) THE FUNCTIONS OF PERSONS WHO TAKE LEADERSHIP FOR S.A. PROGRAMS, AND (4) THE TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN S.A. COPIES OF A FIVE-PAGE QUESTIONNAIRE WERE SENT TO THE FUNCTIONING DEAN OF STUDENTS IN EACH INSTITUTION INCLUDED IN THE POPULATION OF 1,000 FOUR-YEAR AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THE DATA IS PRESENTED IN 11 TABLES. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME BROAD CONCLUSIONS FORMULATED BY THE WRITER AS A RESULT OF DIGESTING THE FINDINGS. LEADERSHIP FOR THE S.A. FUNCTION IS GENERALLY PROVIDED BY PERSONS IN GENERALIST POSITIONS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF S.A. SPECIALISTS OCCURRED PRIMARILY IN THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. S.A. STAFF HAVE VARIED FUNCTIONS AND ARE INFLUENTIAL IN THE CREATION OF CAMPUS CLIMATE. A MINORITY OF S.A. STAFF SEE RESEARCH AS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY. FURTHER UPGRADING OF THE PRIORITY GIVEN TO THE FUNCTION IS NEEDED. STUDENTS ARE ASSUMING MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR ACTIVITIES, CASTING THE STAFF MORE IN THE ROLE OF CONSULTANTS RATHER THAN SUPERVISORS. APPROACHES CITED BY STAFF MEMBERS TO KEEP ABREAST OF TRENDS ON THE CAMPUS ARE PRESENTED. (AUTHOR/IM)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American College Personnel Association