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ERIC Number: ED080091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 40
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Perceptions of Desired and Actual Goals and Influence Structure at a Small Private Liberal Arts College.
Locklin, Ralph
During the first weeks of the fall semester, the Pomona College Goals Conference Survey sampled four groups in the college community: trustees, administrators, faculty, and all classes of students. In the first part of the questionnaire, subjects responded with their perceptions of how much influence each of the five groups (students, student government, faculty, administration, and trustees) currently has in campus affairs and how much influence each group should have. While the majority of respondents expressed a preference for a high level of influence in each group on most issues, disagreement occurred on whose influence should predominate. Trustees had the closest correspondence in their ratings of current and ideal patterns of influence, and students' current and ideal ratings were least alike. In the second part of the questionnaire, each group rated the current and ideal level of importance of 29 goal statements. While the groups were more alike than unlike in their ratings, students and faculty had the highest level of agreement and trustees had the least strong agreement with other groups. Generally, there was less agreement on what the relative importance of goals should be than on how important goals actually are. Respondents indicated in the third part of the questionnaire how acceptable certain roles and attitudes were for the institution. Traditional means of influencing society were most acceptable to all groups. (Author)
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