ERIC Number: ED042422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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ROTC Programs at State Colleges and Universities.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
In the fall of 1969, AASU and the Association of American Universities (AAU) distributed questionnaires to member institutions on the status of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. The questionnaires were designed to elicit information on ROTC enrollment, officer production, instruction, policies and administration, and an indication of changes under consideration or recently adopted. The findings of the AASCU survey include some comparisons with the AAU institutions and national trends. Some of the major findings were: (1) ROTC is a subject of "major" concern at more than half the institutions responding; (2) campus attitudes toward ROTC was generally described as favorable at schools in the South, more often as apathetic at schools in other regions; (3) enrollment decreased by 34.6% at institutions having ROTC programs from 1966-67 to 1969-70, with the greatest decrease occurring in voluntary programs; (4) more than half the responding institutions had made changes in their ROTC programs and policies in recent years, and nearly 40% were currently reassessing their programs; and (5) all institutions but one granted credit for ROTC participation. (AF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Attitudes, Enrollment, Higher Education, Military Training, Officer Personnel, State Colleges, State Universities, Surveys
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.