ERIC Number: ED036258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Planning Students' Roles in Emerging Universities.
Carter, E. S.
An imaginary consultant (with some resemblance to the author), makes a survey of graduate student-faculty relations and their views of their decision-making roles. The results of the survey are intended to guide deans of graduate schools in emerging institutions in working out suitable roles for graduate students in academic decision making. Based on the findings, the consultant made the following observations: (1) Carefully selected representatives of modern student groups may be more influential in making changes than any other single group. (2) Selecting student representatives is a critical step. Those most anxious to represent their peers are not necessarily the ones who will take the time and assume the responsibility of participating sufficiently and effectively. (3) Avoid planning, including long-range planning, FOR students; plan with them. (4) Don't be surprised to find students who want neither the opportunity to take over, nor the responsibility of running the whole university. (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