ERIC Number: ED184593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-25
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Student Opinion at Everett Community College Regarding the Student's Role in College Governance.
Lord, Judith A.
A two-part, in-class questionnaire was administered to 150 randomly selected Everett Community College (Washington) students in an effort to determine their attitudes toward college governance. Part I of the questionnaire asked students to indicate their desire for involvement in each of 30 college activities. Part II solicited information on the student's current level of involvement and on his/her perception of the usefulness of student participation in college governance. Survey participants were drawn in equal numbers from the following groups: academic, vocational, and part-time students. Summary results indicate that while students strongly desired to be involved, they had little knowledge of their student body or its relationship to college governance, and were unwilling to participate in the committees currently available. The students did not ask for total control in any area, but wanted at least an equal voice with faculty and administration in two-thirds of the areas surveyed, including setting institutional goals, selecting the college president, and curriculum or course revision. The areas in which students did not desire participation were all faculty-oriented activities, such as determining teaching loads and class size. The survey report includes an analysis of the responses to each questionnaire item, a review of the literature on college governance, and the questionnaire. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Governance, Liberal Arts, Part Time Students, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Government, Student Participation, Student Role, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University