ERIC Number: ED034501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-11
Reference Count: 0
The President's Commission on Student Involvement in Decision-Making. The Chairman's Report.
Morison, Robert S.
This report is based on the premise that the principal functions of the modern university are teaching, research, and public service. The first section of the report briefly reviews these three functions and discusses: (1) the development of relationships between the university and society, particularly as this development has occurred in the United States; (2) the complex nature of university administration, including academic and central administration, and auxiliary but quasi-independent enterprises; and (3) reasons underlying student discontent and how they are related to the quality of a student's life as a member of the university community, to the quality of his educational experience, and to his relationships to the university as a concerned citizen. The second section of the report recommends administrative changes that could be undertaken for the distribution of institutional government within the existing framework of Cornell University in particular and at any university in general. This discussion covers Cornell University's academic matters and educational environment as they relate to student development; the need for a new administrative device for dealing with major policy issues; and fundamental issues concerning the university's relationship to US national policy. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: Cornell University NY