ERIC Number: ED116514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Maintaining Campus Order and Integrity. AASCU Studies 1970/4.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Office of Information and Research.
To prepare for the possibility of further campus unrest and disorders, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) held a series of regional seminars in the summer of 1970. About 70 presidents and other administrators attended each of the seminars. Their major concern was not the repression of student dissent but finding ways of dealing with disorders so as to protect students' rights and lives and yet satisfy the need for order on the campuses. All seminar discussions were based on the premise that the maintenance of order is an essential obligation of the administration of colleges and universities. The participants discussed ways of preventing disorders before they occur and it was agreed that the most important step is student involvement in decisionmaking. Some specific suggestions included the creation of the office of ombudsman and improving internal communication with such measures as an administration newspaper. Discussion was also concerned with advance preparation for dealing with student disorders and centered on the formulation of clear policies on student rights and responsibilities and a detailed plan of action for handling disorders including the use of campus police and outside police, and the use of injunctions. (JMF)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Policy, Campuses, College Students, Demonstrations (Civil), Educational Administration, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Ombudsmen, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Office of Information and Research.