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dc.contributor.advisorCochran, Robert G.
dc.creatorLanasa, Philip James
dc.description.abstractThe purposes of the study were two-fold: (1) to assess students' existing and idealized roles in the policy and decision-making processes at the seventy-four senior Texas institutions and colleges offering advanced degrees, as seen by the respective college or university presidents and the chairmen of the governing boards; and (2) to determine the significance of the concept of change between presidents and chairmen of the governing boards in the implementation of processes of student involvement in policy and decision-making in the responding institutions. The population was the seventy-four college and university presidents and the fifty-eight chairmen of the governing boards of Texas colleges, universities, and institutions that were considered senior schools by The Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System. A modification was made of Paul R. Hensarling's Instrument for Evaluation of Student Involvement in High-School Policy Making. The survey questionnaire contained forty-eight statements organized in three major sections: I. Organization and Administration, II. Student Governance, and III. Rules and Regulations. Six null hypotheses were offered to be tested in the study. The first four compared the two parties in their perceptual viewpoint of the existing and ideal roles for student involvement in the decision-making processes in Texas colleges. The fifth hypothesis distinguished the difference between administrative attitudes, in relation to the purpose of the study, in the analysis of school population size, type of institutional support, and level of highest degree offered by an institution. The sixth hypothesis determined the significance of the concept of change between the two administrator groups in viewing student participation in their schools in the last five-year period. Statistical data were compiled on the first five hypotheses using analysis of variance, and a chi-square method was used to develop the sixth hypothesis. ...en
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dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subject.classification1974 Dissertation L243
dc.subject.lcshNuclear Engineeringen
dc.titleA study of administrative viewpoint in the role of student involvement in policy and decision-making at Texas colleges and universitiesen
dc.typeThesisen Administrationen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDiekert, J. W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDuller, N. M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEisner, M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHurt, J. T.
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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