ERIC Number: ED108733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Faculty Plan for Changing Membership of the Board of Trustees.
Dominguez, Gilbert M.
This document describes a faculty attempt to change the composition of the Board of Trustees at Mt. San Antonio College (California). Since the establishment of the college in 1946, the Board has had very few changes in membership; the trustees have served very long terms and reflect the white, rural outlook at the community's past. The community has since become suburban, with a large ethnic population. In January 1975, the Executive Board of the Faculty Association organized a 20-member Political Action Committee (PAC) to facilitate a plan for selecting candidates for faculty endoresment for the March 1975 elections, when three seats on the Board of Trustees would be open. PAC formed a coalition with the La Raza Faculty Association (LRFA) for the mutual endorsement of one Chicano candidate chosen by LRFA and one chosen by PAC. They interviewed candidates, developed a campaign committee, obtained funding from the political arm of the California Teachers Association, surveyed trustees to determine present representation and philosophies, and surveyed faculty to determine their opinions of faculty involvement in political action. However, the PAC failed to gain wide faculty support or to sustain campaign participation, and the endorsed candidates did not win. Results of the faculty survey showed that most of the faculty did not favor the concept behind the PAC. The questionnaires are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.