ERIC Number: ED038908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
An Undergraduate Course in College and University Governance: Heightening Awareness of the Complexity of Institutions of Higher Education.
Clark, Freeman Thomas
An objection often raised against student participation in university governance is that students don't know enough about institutions of higher education. An undergraduate course that focuses on the functions and role of the university would help answer that objection. Such a course has been developed at the University of Michigan and includes the following topics: the historical, contemporary, and possible future functions of higher education in society; financing the university; the campus and the city; the campus as a mass society; the need for intermediate groups; rehumanizing the campus; the structure of organizations-functioning, internal dynamics and communication patterns; educational roles-faculty, students, and administration; classroom management; and simulation learning. In this way, students may learn not only about their own institution, but also about others. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: University of Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the 25th National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1970