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ERIC Number: ED028729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-24
Pages: 13
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Task Force Recommendations on Student Representation in the University Senate and Campus Assemblies.
Auerbach, Carl A.
The Task Force on Student Representation of the University of Minnesota recommended that 75 student representatives be added as voting members of the University Senate, and that the 62 student senators from the Twin Cities campus also serve as voting members of the Twin Cities Assembly. The memorandum sets forth reasons why these constitutional changes should not be adopted and recommends some alternatives to the Task Force proposal. If the proposed changes were to be adopted, it is felt that there would be no organ of university government that would reflect the views of the faculty alone, and adoption plus university adherence to the one-man, one-vote principle would result in student control. It is believed that university government is best when it helps to accomplish the institutions's missions of teaching, research, and public service. Therefore, university items of business could be divided into 3 categories: (1) those on which students alone should vote, (2) those on which students and faculty should have an equal vote, and (3) those on which faculty alone should vote. Also, students should have an opportunity to be heard on all items, even in cases where they may not vote. The memorandum contains lists of university matters that have been handled by the University Senate for the past 10 years. It is felt that responsibility should be redistributed, and that increased decisions on student affairs by students would be desirable. (WM)
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