ERIC Number: ED071628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Aims and Control of the Universities: A Comparative Study of Academic Governance in Sweden and the United States.
This is a comparative study of university control in Sweden and the United States with particular attention to the question of what difference it makes as to which segment of the university community controls a particular aspect of university life and university function. It is an exploration of the problem of the relationship between the structure and content of an institution and the interests of those who control the institution. The first part of the study is a survey and analysis of the views and ideology of governing board members of major U.S. universities. This is compared in the second part with the views and ideology of the central administrators of the Swedish university system in the Ministry of Education and the Chancellory. The last sections compare the respective functions of U.S. faculty and students with Swedish faculty and students in their structural organizational capacities to influence policy at the university. While the Swedish model of student participation, organization, and control are suggested in modified version for the American audience, the U.S. version of departmental or institute diversification among faculty, both in substantive areas and in administrative control, is suggested for the Swedish audience. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.