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ERIC Number: ED067053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 48
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Differences in Perceived Institutional Functioning and Responsiveness to Change As Related to Types of Students in Selected Four-Year Colleges.
Quatroche, Thomas J.
Student pressures for institutional change have become a major influence in American higher education and if colleges are to provide educational experiences appropriate to the particular students they attract, knowledge about the varieties of orientation and inclination of their students is important. The focus of this study was on the small college and the purpose was to identify, within the institutions of higher education investigated, the perceptions and attitudes of different types of students toward institutional functioning and institutional response to change. The study also sought to identify those factors that influence the kinds and degrees of student pressures for change, and the variation of institutional response to such pressures for change in 3 specific areas of student concern most distinguishable on campuses today. These areas are changes in curriculum, governance, and student life. The Clark-Trow Typology of College Student Subcultures and the Peterson Student Typology of College Students were the means used in the investigative process. The results are presented in both discussion and tabular format. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.