ERIC Number: ED045013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The New College Trustee: Some Predictions for the 1970s. A Research Consideration of Some of the Possible Outcomes of Greater Diversity on College Governing Boards.
Hartnett, Rodney T.
Significant changes have taken place since 1968 in the composition of many college and university governing boards. Members of groups previously not well represented on boards of trustees--Negroes, women, and people under age 40--have been added in considerable numbers. This study draws on data gathered in a 1969 national survey of over 5,000 trustees (see College and University Trustees: Their Backgrounds, Roles, and Educational Attitudes, Educational Testing Service, 1969), and examines in detail the characteristics of these previously underrepresented subgroups. It is concluded that continued increases of these people on college governing boards will probably tend to have a liberalizing influence on the overall orientations of most boards of trustees. The Appendices contain the trustee questionnaire, "A Description of the Scales from the Trustee Questionnaire Used to Measure Attitudes Toward Academic Freedom and Democratic Governance," and "A Survey of Changes in the Composition of College and University Governing Boards During 1968-1969." (Author/JS)
Institutional Research Program for Higher Education, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.