ERIC Number: ED028736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Revised Report of the Committee on University Governance.
State Univ. of New York, Binghamton.
The Committee on University Governance of the State University of New York at Binghamton was established to investigate the institution's system of governance and to recommend changes that were necessary for instituting a system of communal governance. The Committee was composed of elected representatives from 4 groups: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and administration. The Committee's report, based on the concept that the university is a community, presents a new form of governance in which authority and responsibility in university decision-making are shared by students, faculty, and administration. Section I details the structure of college, graduate school, and university assemblies. Sections II to V cover educational policies, admissions, university personnel policy and procedures, and social regulations. Section VI recommends an integrated judicial system composed of 4 levels of boards, and specifies their respective areas of jurisdiction. Sections VII to IX discuss the rights and obligations of faculty, students, and administrators, amendment procedures for changing the overall structure of university governance, and implementation of the proposals in the report. If the system is approved, it would be implemented not later than September 1969, reviewed at the end of 3 years of operation, and again ratified by the 4 constituencies. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Binghamton.