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An Exploratory Investigation of Selected Assumptions and Beliefs of Student Personnel and Administrators: A Preliminary Report.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Detroit, MI.
An exploratory study was carried out to: (1) identify the assumptions held by members of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) on issues important to the profession; (2) determine how widely held the assumptions are; (3) stimulate NASPA members to re-examine their assumptions and discuss with their colleagues the issues raised in the survey instrument; and (4) identify topics for more extensive and systematic investigation. There is greatest agreement among NASPA members on: (1) the guarantee of an appellate hearing as an essential procedural safeguard against the abuse of authority; (2) the consistent support of the central functions of the college; (3) the maintenance of loyalty to the central administration; (4) the justification of an educational role for student personnel administrators; and (5) the freedom of students to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Disagreement was found in the areas of: (1) social conduct regulations; (2) the desirability of excusing students in emotional difficulties from university standards or requirements; (3) the areas of student decision-making; (4) the common perception of the deans as a limiter of student freedoms having negative implications for his future in higher education; and (5) student status imposing special limitations on citizenship freedoms. (Author/PS)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Detroit, MI.