ERIC Number: ED099009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Joint Study Committee on Student Governance.
El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Student governance at El Camino College was studied by means of a review of data related to student characteristics, open hearing with students, a student survey, meetings with members of Student Councils and club representatives, and meetings with the administration and members of the Board of Trustees. These activities showed that there was an increase in the number of students who are older and are attending part-time in the evenings; most students favored some form of student government, but demands of college studies and employment precluded their own involvement; most of the student respondents to the survey indicated that they were unaware of the present student government and its activities, but showed interest and had definite opinions about the structure and function of student government; members of the Student Council valued the experience, but agreed that other forms of student government might facilitate increased involvement and effectiveness; club representatives saw a vital role for student government, but wanted fiscal and functional independence from student government; and both administrators and members of the Board of Trustees were vitally interested in the topic of student government and eager to cooperate with a representative and responsible student government. The study findings led to the conclusion that the form of student government at El Camino College should provide for maximum student input at all levels, agree with the philosophy of the college, and parallel as far as possible the organizational structure of the college. (The Student Government Survey and Analysis is one of the 10 appendixes to the report.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California