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ERIC Number: ED036257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-5
Pages: 10
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Hermes and Apollo.
Betts, William, W. Jr.
Many of those who oppose student participation in academic governance argue that the students are not qualified to plan essentially professional services. This is not what most students want; they want to be acknowledged and taken into account. They want to participate in the governance of the university not out of a desire for power, but to improve the institution. Others argue that most students are not interested in governance, or that their transitory presence at the university makes their participation in decision making undesirable. But students form a permanent constituency. Evidence indicates that faculty and administration can benefit from student consultation. Students have already effected changes in their programs and will continue to do so. Both undergraduate and graduate students have an obligation to participate in academic administration. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address to the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington D.C., Dec 4-6, 1969