ERIC Number: ED180276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Democracy in the University: A Case Study of Campus-Wide Governance at Roosevelt University.
Perlman, Daniel H.
A case study of campus-wide governance at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, is presented that surveys the performance of the University Senate and its several committees during the period from 1966 through 1975 with respect to eight specific governance issues. The eight issues or areas of concern include: clarification of institutional purposes, clarification of programs, clarification of budget priorities, income development, program technology and management, program requirements and outcomes, academic and student behavior, and program evaluation. The phrase "campus-wide governance" is used to refer to those forms and arrangements for institutional decision-making, problem-solving, idea formation, and opinion expression that involve more than one constituency in the institution. Historical background on the university and a discussion of the evolution of campus-wide governance at the university are presented. The operations of the university's campus-wide governance mechanisms in each of the eight areas of concern are examined in detail. Appendices include the Constitution of the Faculty and By-Laws of Roosevelt University, the mission of Roosevelt University, the student code of conduct and the Judicial Review Board composition and procedure, and the Roosevelt University committee list. (SC)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Administration, College Governing Councils, College Role, Decision Making, Educational History, Educational Research, Evaluation, Governance, Higher Education, Income, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Private Colleges, Resource Allocation, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL.