ERIC Number: ED289428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Who Will Advise Student Organizations?
Cockriel, Irvin W.
The participation of University of Missouri-Columbia faculty as advisers to student organizations was investigated in 1986. A total of 47 faculty who served as advisers in 1983-1984 but who were no longer serving in this capacity completed an open-ended survey. Findings indicated: 11 of the 47 cited no reward or a conflict with promotion as the reason they chose not to continue as an adviser to a student organization; seven of the faculty who had served as advisers had retired; seven noted that their department had a policy of changing (rotating) advisers; six were in fact still advising with a different student organization; six said the student organization had dissolved; and five said there had been a reorganization and their assignment had changed. It is concluded that the pressure to publish and conduct research has become so much a part of the tenure and promotion policies that faculty are forced to give up working with student organizations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-East IV-West Conference (St. Louis, MO, November 6-8, 1987).