ERIC Number: ED024398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Automation and Agitation: Today's Junior College Student--D.N.F.S.M.B.* (*Do Not Fold, Spindle, Mutilate, or Bend); Conference for Chief Administrators of Student Personnel (Pacific Grove, California, January 10-12, 1968).
California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento. Committee on Guidance and Student Personnel.
After a keynote speech on how the dean of students can help bridge the gap between students and the trustees, legislators, and the supporting community, the conferees discussed automated registration--how to provide it with an acceptable master schedule, its many advantages, and a few problems. As for student activism, understanding must work both ways, taking into account non-student activities, the use of county counsel for advice on the legality of district regulations, the influence (liberal or conservative) of the surrounding community, and the very number of issues (single, simultaneous, or successive) that demand action. Hostile groups must be handled on an individual basis; faculty must acknowledge students' legitimate concern for curriculum development, grades, tests, etc.; alignments and special coalitions of campus segments must be encouraged to solve problems, not create them; and less attention should be given to the deliberately off-beat demonstrator. The dean should be prepared for extremes when allowing outside speakers and should try to involve all groups in continuing discussion directed to the solution of problems that, though created by the community, are expected to be solved by the college. The conference also covered the use of VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work), instigated a study on the evaluation of counseling, discussed expected 1968 state legislation, and reported on the 1967 vocational guidance workshops. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento. Committee on Guidance and Student Personnel.