ERIC Number: ED028704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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College and University Trustees: Their Backgrounds, Roles, and Educational Attitudes.
Hartnett, Rodney T.
In Fall 1967, Educational Testing Service joined with Morton Rauh, Vice President for Finance at Antioch College, to carry out a large scale survey of members of college and university governing boards. A questionnaire was mailed to trustees of over 500 institutions. From the responses of more than 5,000 board members, extensive data concerning who trustees are, what they do, and how they feel about current educational issues were compiled. The information gathered ranges from their religious and education background, to their political and social views, to the extent of their knowledge of current literature on higher education, to their financial donations to colleges, and so on. Part I of this report summarizes selected portions of the data to arrive at a general description of trustees and how they function. Part II, essentially a manual of data, is intended to provide interested observers (particularly participants in the study, college and university officials, and researchers) with a more detailed compilation of the questionnaire responses. Much of the discussion in Part I and all the summaries in Part II are presented by institutional type, such as public or private university or college. It is anticipated that more reports based on these data will be forthcoming from Educational Testing Service. (JS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Opinions, Role Perception, Trustees
Institutional Research Program for Higher Education, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($2.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.