Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1971

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Speech

Abstract

Since the role of many college administrators has been challenged in the past by segments of the college community, it may be valuable to look at possible effects of this challenge. In any college, one of the main figures of established authority is the college president. The purpose of this study has been to ascertain to what extent the position of the chosen administrator regarding campus government and control, as revealed in his public statements, has been altered over the period of time from November 26, 1968, to March 20, 1969. For purposes of this study campus government and control are defined in the following manner. Campus control is the authority to direct or regulate college functions and processes. Campus government is the method by which the above authority is exercised. The selected functions and processes subject to government and control by the college which were picked for this study are enumerated as follows: (1) The role of the college president in campus government and control. (2) The use of an external police force in campus government and control. {3) The role of an Academic Senate in campus government and control. (4) The role of, and limitations on, the faculty in campus government and control. (5) The role of, and limitations on, students in campus government and control. (6) The role of a campus judicial system in campus government and control. . . . Samuel Ichye Hayakawa, President of San Francisco State College was selected for this study because of his involvement at a college during a unique rhetorical situation. The situation in question was the student strike, and subsequent faculty strike, at San Francisco State College during the period of time from November 6, 1968, to March 20, 1969. This study is concerned with Hayakawa's position(s) regarding the listed functions and processes of campus government and control before his appointment as acting president on November 26, 1968, and any subsequent changes in position(s) up to March 20, 1969. Also, because of his stature in the area of general semantics, Hayakawa was of interest to a student of speech. Prior to his appointment as acting president on November 26, 1968, Hayakawa was a professor of English at San Francisco State College, and author of several books dealing with general semantics.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-1992
Universities and colleges -- Administration
Student government

Number of Pages

137

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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