ERIC Number: ED035386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measuring the Institutional Stance on Matters of Student Conduct.
This study is concerned with the initial testing of a questionnaire designed to examine student discipline policies in terms of student perception of goals and objectives, scope, procedures, and sanctions. "Institutional Procedures in Colleges and Universities" (IPCU), the questionnaire, containing 45 items, was sent to students and deans at 5 liberal arts denominational colleges, 3 junior colleges, and 4 large urban universities. The results of the 570 returned questionnaires are examined in detail, and comparisons are made among the different types of institutions. At denominational colleges, administrators are seen as being genuinely interested in the student's welfare. Disciplinary sanctions are most severe at these types of institutions, but students also report the most agreement with their college's policies. At the universities, students acknowledge respect of procedural due process on the part of their institutions. Sanctions were not perceived in matters of sex and alcohol, and only rarely in off-campus matters. At junior colleges, students indicated only limited awareness of their campus policies. They reported administrative edict to be the manner for resolving conflict, and perceived themselves as playing no role in institutional governance. The conclusions suggest the IPCU is a reliable and valid measure of perception of disciplinary policies and practices. Several implications for further research are offered. (DS)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavior Problems, Church Related Colleges, Community Colleges, Discipline Policy, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Tools, Sanctions, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Urban Universities
Center for the Study of Evaluation, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.