ERIC Number: ED039603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preparing the Academic Community for New Forms of Student Participation.
Knock, Gary H.
Because student participation in the affairs of higher education has metamorphosed from a discussion level of expression to one of overt activity, the author expresses various ways in which student personnel workers may assist in preparing other segments of the academic community for the new forms of student participation. Current and historical manifestations of the phenomenon are briefly reiterated. The unique need today is for institutionalizing student participation. The students' right to participate in the total life of an instituion is considered basic to the educational experience. The student personnel division is viewed as the primary instrument in effecting this necessary reality. Five specific ways in which the student personnel worker can assist in preparing the academic community for new forms of student participation are given: (1) calling attention to old, well-institutionalized examples of student participation; (2) drawing attention to local, regional, and national examples of constructive student participation; (3) helping reinstate trust into the academic community; (4) disavowing responsibility for injurious forms of student participation; and (5) becoming involved in areas traditionally outside the scope of student personnel work. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; Miami Univ., Oxford, OH.
Note: Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970