ERIC Number: ED028700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Issues in University Governance. A Report to the Ford Foundation on the Summer Colloquium on University Governance.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
The colloquium on issues in university governance was organized to identify and define major governmental issues facing US colleges and universities and, following an interdisciplinary analysis of the issues, to propose solutions or to determine next steps to be taken. Explanations that emerged as to why the governance of academic institutions has become an increasing source of debate were the inadequate adaptation of US college and university structures to social change, the loss of academic institutions' protective coat of isolation as they are drawn into the mainstream of US life, the drastic shift of the institutional balance of power, the loss of college students' bargaining power in influencing policies at their institutions, and the changes in US society and their influence on students of the late 1960's. It was also agreed that problems exist in university financing curricular planning, institutional efficiency, and the adjudicating of differences of opinion about institutional purposes and roles. Two serious problems must be resolved in order to lessen the conflict over governance: inadequate analysis of the problems of governance, and insufficient understanding or knowledge of the data that exist on these problems. The recommendations in the report focus on these two problems. Summaries of the general sessions of the colloquium are appended. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.