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ERIC Number: ED127001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-16
Pages: 23
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The Implications for Anderson College [South Carolina] of an Administrative Decision on Academic Policy.
Roberts, C. Richard
This paper reports a series of events that occurred at Anderson College (South Carolina) as a result of conflict between a college academic policy which allowed students to withdraw from a course without penalty up until the 12th week of a 16 week semester, and a regulation of the state approval agency for veterans education which required that veterans withdrawing after mid-term be given a grade of "F". Being in a non-compliance situation with the state agency jeopardized the college's ability to offer approved programs to veterans. To change the policy would mean submission to external governmental intervention in the academic affairs of the college, and would have the effect of altering the policy for all students to satisfy the needs of the 7% of the student body comprised of veterans. Although the faculty traditionally exercised control over academic policy matters, time considerations necessitated a decision by the college president. A study was submitted to the president detailing student and faculty views on the matter of compliance, and economic and public relations considerations. The president decided that the college should defend its policies from governmental intrusion, and that any policy changes dictated by the state would affect veterans only; non-veterans were not to be penalized by any such policy alterations. (JDS)
Publication Type: Books
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