ERIC Number: ED048818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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The Nature and Purposes of the University; A Discussion Memorandum. Interim Report.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.
This report on the nature and purposes of Harvard University presents: (1) a brief overview of the present governance crisis at Harvard; (2) a discussion of the traditional values and purposes of the University; and (3) the issues facing the University. These issues include: (1) the external aspects of corporate decisions, i.e., the question of the types of decisions that are proper and improper for the University to make as a corporate entity; (2) the problem of relative emphasis that should be given to the University's functions of education, research, preservation of culture, and direct service to community; (3) the choice of structure for scholarly endeavor; (4) University-wide educational policies; (5) the respective roles in governance of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and governing boards; (6) the administration of justice; (7) financial issues; and (8) the degree to which the entire governance process is centralized or decentralized. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.