ERIC Number: ED191374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Changing Student Views Toward Academic Governance in College--1971-1975.
Juola, Arvo E.
Changing student views toward academic governance and institutional planning were measured using surveys administered to both seniors and freshmen in 1975, and from surveys administered to freshmen in 1971, at Michigan State University. A total of 1,050 seniors responded to a mail survey which was also administered to a 1975 new-freshman sample of 744 students. These data were then compared to complete entry survey data obtained from 5,200 freshmen in 1971. The following subsections appeared on the survey forms: student voice and influence, student freedom, educational administration and philosophy, attitudes toward higher education, and ancillary student views. The survey data indicated that students had become more conservative, more moderate, and less liberal in their views from 1971 to 1975. A much larger proportion of students in 1975 rejected thoughts of abolishing grades, having dual academic standards for graduation, having students influence course content, and with having student evaluations be the sole basis for faculty promotions. Both freshmen and seniors in 1975, in contrast to 1971 counterparts, appeared more cautious about having students working in such influential positions as housing, selection of administrators, and curriculum. They were also less supportive of altered admission for students without regard for tests and records and special provisions in college admissions for disadvantaged or minority students. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Learning and Evaluation Service.