ERIC Number: ED217752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The University in Turmoil and Transition. Crisis Decades at the University of New Mexico.
A regent's view of both the dramatic events and daily operations of the University of New Mexico (UNM) from 1960 to 1981 is presented. Following a background chapter that discusses the basic theme of the book and President Popejoy's term of office at UNM, Part Two, "Student Strike," examines: President Heady's immediate trials as president of UNM, the protests of the sixties, the strike, the National Guard, and finally, the philosophy of UNM regarding students. Part Three, "Legislature," discusses the legislature's investigation of academic freedom, legislative funding, and the difficulties experienced by the School of Medicine. The fourth part, "Faculty," discusses a faculty member's insult to the president of UNM, tenure and the controversies surrounding it, and sabbaticals and leaves-without-pay. Part Five, "Administration," examines who runs the university, the turmoil of the president, and selecting a new president. The final section, "Regents," discusses faculty vs. regents, the regents and the community, establishing missions and goals, difficulties experienced with a scandal in the athletic department, and the general role of the regent. A list of illustrations, an index, and notes are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Activism, Administrator Selection, Athletes, Case Studies, Cheating, College Presidents, College Role, Educational History, Faculty College Relationship, Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Legislators, Police School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student College Relationship, Student Rights, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Tenure, Universities
Rocky Mountain Publishing Co., P.O. Box 8801, Albuquerque, NM 87198 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: College Athletics; Institutional Mission; University of New Mexico