ERIC Number: ED188550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Participation in Governance at UC Davis.
Jones, Susan Holtzer
Survey results pertaining to the development of a campus plan for student participation for the University of California at Davis campus are presented. The data were derived from a two-part questionnaire, which is appended. Part one contains five questions designed to measure levels of student participation, and part two contains six open-ended questions designed to elicit information regarding procedures, values, and attitudes toward participation. Findings include the following: nearly all academic departments report student participation, while a large proportion of administrative units have no students involved in decision making; student participants are selected by their peers more often in academic departments than in administrative units; graduate students participate more in proportion to their numbers; graduate students participate far more in academic departments while undergraduates participate far more in administrative units; and communication was seen as the chief purpose and value of student participation. Two models of student participation are described, and a presidential statement of university policy on student participation in governance is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Students, Decision Making, Governance, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Models, Research Projects, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.