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ERIC Number: ED138149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Campus Senate: Experiment in Democracy.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
The questions surrounding "citizen" participation in governance are important in American society generally, and some of these questions are raised in this analysis of the performance of broadly-based campus senates. Of 688 institutions identified in a national survey as having campus senates, 364 responded to a more detailed questionnaire dealing with such questions as constituencies represented on the senate, how they were chosen, and what the senate's areas of responsibility were. Data from 310 of these institutions along with information provided by participant observers at 15 institutions and by the Institutional Functioning Inventory, were used to study the number, functions, and consequences of broadly-based campus senates. The findings of this study are discussed with regard to shared decision-making, the importance of the advisory role, the mission of the institution and its size, senate size, special interest groups, and the impact of collective bargaining. (LBH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Governing Councils, College Students, Decision Making, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Participation, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Trustees
Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, California
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.