ERIC Number: ED249861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Student Affairs Committee.
Goodale, Thomas G.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The agenda, structure, and responsibilities of a board of trustees standing committee--the campus student affairs committee--are discussed. The size, selection, and rotation of student affairs committee members will vary with the traditions and policies of the individual institution. If possible, the committee should include students among its membership. An agenda should be sent to members in advance of meetings, along with appropriate backup material. The responsibilities of the committee fall into four broad areas: representing students' interests in all policy decisions made by the board; ensuring the provision of adequate financial resources to support a comprehensive student affairs program; ensuring that board policies keep pace with students' changing needs as the institution enrolls a more diverse student body; and being visible to students as stewards of the health and welfare of the academic community. The committee develops policies that directly affect students, such as residence hall rules and codes of student conduct, and also represents student concerns when other board committees consider changes in academic programs or classroom facilities. Issues that the committee and the board may consider include: counseling, evening classes, developmental and remedial programs, store-front services, career services, services for students in off-campus programs, and facilities and services for handicapped students and senior citizens. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Ancillary School Services, Budgeting, College Students, Governance, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Resource Allocation, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Trustees
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
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