ERIC Number: ED038092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The University Can Be a Personal Place.
Koile, Earl A.
Students are diverse; they desire involvement in governance, need guidance, react strongly to the impersonal, and bureaucratic life of the university, and want relevance and meaning in the learning program. Students also desire and need some personal relationships with the faculty and they need a faculty that cares. Students can be most influential in involving the faculty with the university and in personalizing university life. In the future, grades will probably have to go, and the curriculum will concentrate on both the intellectual and emotional development of the student. Juniors and seniors should be allowed "to choose faculty advisers who are models and then study the nature of the relationship and the uses faculty and students can make of them." Upper classmen could be used to work with incoming freshmen. Unfortunately, female students have few women faculty members with whom they can identify. Transitional seminars should be developed for graduating seniors to explore their development and their hopes for the future with interested and knowledgeable faculty members. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at a series of Seminars on the Social Psychology of the Future State Metropolitan Campus, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 18, 1966