ERIC Number: ED112968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Report and Evaluation of Student Government at El Camino College, 1974-75.
Kirk, Henry P.
A 10-month study by a select committee of students, faculty, and staff in 1973 resulted in a new form of student government at El Camino College (California). The new governmental format features five to seven member student councils in each of the 12 academic divisions of the College. Each of these 12 councils sends two representatives to an all-student Senate which attends to the interests and needs of the total student body. The Senate selects a president who is assisted by three vice presidents, relating to the areas of instruction, student personnel, and finance. This report summarizes some of the activities of the 12 divisional student councils and the Student Senate during the 1974-75 college year and identifies participants in the student government program. An evaluation of the program reveals that most of the recommendations of the select committee have been fully, or to some extent, implemented during the 1974-75 college year. In addition, former criticisms of student government have been relieved, while the objectives of the new government are being achieved. The new system provides increased opportunity for student input into the life of the college community, and its strength lies in the relationship which is developing between student government and the instructional program. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.