ERIC Number: ED028689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-11
Reference Count: 0
Decision Making in Higher Education.
Monahan, Edward J.; And Others
The paper contains shortened versions of 5 addresses given at the 1968 Summer Conference of the American Association for Higher Education. The Duff-Berdahl Report on University Government in Canada recommends a change in the balance of power within the structure of Canadian university government. Its proposals for reform include less board and administrative governance, increased faculty participation, and a closer relationship between Canadian university boards and academic senates. One address reviews the Report and the implementation of some of its recommendations by a majority of Canadian universities, and another address presents the Report's implications for the governance of US colleges and universities. A third address analyzes the causes of student unrest and presents ways, within a proposed university structure, of resolving issues that cause insurrections among students as well as other campus problems. The fourth paper deals with the meaning of governance, behavioral differences of individuals on various campuses, the value conflict between teaching and research, meaningful communication on institution-wide problems, faculty attitudes toward governance, and administrative leadership. The fifth speech presents an analysis of typical students, and their concerns about the lack of responsiveness at their colleges and the need for relevance of higher education to society. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speeches given at the Summer Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Dallas, Texas, July 1, 1968