ERIC Number: ED036259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Students and Academic Affairs.
The participation of graduate students in academic decision making is not only desirable, but necessary and inevitable. The momentum of the reforms at the undergraduate level is now carrying over to graduate schools. Students no longer consider graduate education a privilege, but a right to advanced training and to something beside a "worthless" degree. They want involvement, and the opportunity to establish new criteria for educational professionalism, which emphasize the quality of teaching and service to school and community. Long a fragmentized group, graduate students are now organizing to improve their position. The faculty is generally more concerned with publishing and consulting than with teaching, and their loyalty is not to the student or university, but to the outside world. As a result, students have not been getting the instruction they deserve. Graduate students could be effectively involved in bridging the gaps between undergraduates and faculty by acting as counselors for undergraduates, as critics and evaluators of the educational process, and as members of university committees and advisory councils. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address to the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington D.C., Dec 4-6, 1969