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ERIC Number: ED021548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-6
Pages: 23
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San Diego City College Academic Senate: A Critical Evaluation.
Roman, Paul A.
In an assessment of the relat onship of the Academic Senate to the faculty and administration at San Diego City College. the Senate's effectiveness in terms of recommendations to the administration and the governing board, and the Senate's effectiveness in its communication with the individual faculty members , a tabulation of the Senate's more than 240 resolutions which were passed between January 1964 and June 1966 was made. The resolutions fell into three categories: (1) housekeeping (budget), (2) academic design of new courses), and (3) personnel (faculty load). A poll of 138 faculty members showed that (1) 75% believed that the Senate considered minority opinions of the faculty "most of the time," 20% indicated minority views," (2) 90% felt that the Senate's decisions"generally or almost always agreed" with their opinions, (3) most (figure not reported) of the faculty appeared to keep informed about the actions of the Senate by reading the minutes of the Senate, and (4) 5% of the faculty indicated that they had attended meetings of the faculty senate. The author concluded that the faculty was pleased with the actions of the Senate and that there were no major problems with lines of communication. (DG)
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Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Diego)