ERIC Number: ED038911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student, Faculty, and Administrator Perceptions of Decision-Making at Four Colleges.
Locklin, Ralph H.; Stewart, Clifford T.
This study reports an attempt to look at differences between the views of students and "faculty-administration." The study also sought to determine whether each group was misunderstanding the amount of control desired by the other group. To investigate the problem, questionnaires containing questions about 38 campus issues were distributed to a sampling of students, faculty, and administrators at 4 different types of institutions in the West. Respondents were asked to indicate how decisions should be made regarding either policy formulation or rules and regulations in each of the areas. In addition, students and faculty-administrators reported their perceptions on the degree of control desired by each other. Responses indicated that the students wanted more control over decision making than faculty-administration found desirable. Misunderstandings of the desires of the other group complicated the situation and led to intensification of problems. There were many issues, especially those related to individual student behavior, in which dominant norms in student desires did not exist. Faculty-administration responses were varied on most items. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Education Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1970