ERIC Number: ED184411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon State University Governmental Impact Study.
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Interactions between the government and Oregon State University were assessed with attention to the following areas: employment and personnel administration (regulations regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination); students and student life (regulations regarding admissions, financial aid, records management, special student programs, and instructional activities); sponsored research (regulations regarding grant and contract research, the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Sea-Grant Program); and facilities and physical plant (regulations regarding the health and safety of university students and staff, and access for the handicapped). Some specific topics of analysis are as follows: the state merit system, interpretations of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act and related legislation, students' rights, the Buckley Amendment (privacy of student academic records); types of student financial assistance programs, research accountability, Extension Service programs, use of human subjects for research, and the University's Radiation Center and occupational safety. It is concluded that a moral dilemma arises when simultaneous pursuit of the many societal goals and mandates requires the application of resources beyond the institution's ability to provide them. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Accountability, Affirmative Action, Case Studies, College Admission, College Role, Compliance (Legal), Educational Assessment, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Facilities, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Personnel Policy, Research Projects, Safety, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Universities, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.