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ERIC Number: ED032855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 26
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A Survey of Practices Related to Student Membership on Academic Committees.
Davis, John B.
This study was conducted to determine the prevalent practices of selected institutions of higher education concerning student membership on academic committees, and on certain other governing groups. Questionnaires were sent to 85 institutions and 59 were returned and analyzed. More than 85% of those that replied indicated that students serve on one or more academic committees, and almost half reported that students also serve on other governing groups. Students are most often involved on committees concerned with the admissions and financial aid programs, curriculum, library, calendar, and guidance programs of the university. Almost 60% of the institutions reported that student committee members are elected by the student body. The general trend regarding qualifications is the requirement that a student be a full-time undergraduate, and an upperclassman. Student participation is generally successful, as 43 of 52 institutions reported that student contributions were "moderate" or "substantial." Approximately 90% of the institutions indicated that student membership on academic committees was initiated at their schools after 1960. Tables document responses to the questionnaires and appendices include a copy of the questionnaire and names of the institutions to which they were sent. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC. Office of Institutional Research.