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ERIC Number: ED035383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-6
Pages: 57
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Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Students in the Government of the University. Report to the University Committee.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
This committee report examines past student participation in the government of the University of Wisconsin, formulates principles concerning the role of students, and recommends structural and functional changes to achieve greater student participation. Except for the establishment of certain new committees, the report recommends changes within the existing governmental structure. The 17 recommendations fall into 4 general categories which correspond to the guiding principles of the committee. First, the committee advocates complete withdrawal of all in loco parentis activities by the University. Second, noting that student representation on practically all University committees was inadequate, the authors urge that committees review their structures and responsibilities with a view toward accommodating more student members. Third, students should be allowed to govern themselves to a greater extent. Faculty and administration supervision should be reduced and simpler means of communication between students and faculty should be developed. Finally, restructured and limited university disciplinary procedures are recommended. The committee urges no duplication of any civil law penalties by the University except in certain cases. Trials should be conducted by joint student-faculty panels with absolutely no administrative involvement. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.