ERIC Number: ED286431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Student Activity Fee Primer: Current Research on Collection, Control and Allocation.
Meabon, David; And Others
The past and current status of the student activity fee is reviewed from the perspectives of the legislature, state agency or state board of control, case law, and institutional trends. The analysis is based upon four national studies, a review of case law, and a campus model for the administration of student activity fees. Various states have enacted legislation that either specifically defines the role of the state in the student fee process or gives power to statewide or local boards of trustees to set fee policies or guidelines. Differences of authority that exist among several states are briefly described, along with definitions of student activity fees and their use in different states. The legal issues include: a college's right to assess mandatory student activity fees, students' claims that their First Amendment rights are violated because of the college's opposition to the funding of particular groups and activities, the allocation of student fees, and the constitutional validity of collection schemes. Information is presented on the results of a survey of colleges concerning student activity fees policies and practices. The survey questionnaire and a list of court cases are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, College Administration, College Students, Constitutional Law, Extracurricular Activities, Fees, Financial Policy, Governing Boards, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Laws, Power Structure, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Resource Allocation, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, Student Costs
National Association for Campus Activities, 3700 Forest Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29204 (nonmembers, $9.95 each; members, $8.95 each; 10 or more copies, $7.95 each).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for Campus Activities, Columbia, SC.
Note: NACA Reference Series.