ERIC Number: ED054741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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The Academic Senate at The Pennsylvania State University.
Mortimer, Kenneth P.; Leslie, David W.
This report is a case study of the Academic Senate at The Pennsylvania State University, and is based on the Senate's organization and functioning from 1966 through 1970. In late 1970, the Academic Senate ceased to exist and the new University Faculty Senate was created. Section I of the report discusses authority relations in higher education. Section II reviews the history and experiences of Academic Senates. The third section examines the Academic Senate at Penn State by presenting a brief history of the 1966 reorganization and discussing the Senate's activities, its forensic function, the Committee composition, and senate- administrative relations. It is concluded that changing the structural characteristics of senates may not affect the scope of their operations. Empirical data on senators and the study's methodology are included in the appendices. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.