ERIC Number: ED031732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-8
Reference Count: 0
Solving the Problem of Student Unrest in the University.
Reddoch, James W.
Student unrest is caused by a lack of compatibility between the educational goals and objectives of students and the goals and objectives of educational institutions. Brief definitions of students and organizations are given. Students are categorized into three types: (1) "curricula-oriented" or interested only in obtaining a degree, (2) "involved" or interested in total campus participation, and (3) "dissentient" or interested in pure academia. The "involved" and "dissentient" students cause the unrest. If a university is to cope successfully with the problems of student unrest, the numerous programs and resulting regulations and policies must contribute to the student's educational programs. The "involved" student provides "healthy" unrest, providing impetus for needed change. The "dissentient" student provides dangerous unrest that can result in violence. The university must then act in self-defense and sever the student-institutional relationship. The handling of this decision is discussed, with suggestions given for the student, the university community and the university administration. (SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Note: Paper was presented at the International College and University Conference and Exposition, at the Americana Hotel, New York City, New York, January 8, 1969.