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Study Report

Study Number: QK-023-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Socialization, Students and Youth

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of campus incidents as interpreted by college presidents, faculty chairmen and student body presidents, 1970.  [machine-readable data file] / Urban Institute. President's Commission on Campus Unrest.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7327

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The data were collected in the summer of 1970 following the invasion of Cambodia in May 1970, by questionnaires mailed to presidents, faculty chairmen, and student body presidents of all colleges and universities in the United States Except for coding to preserve anonymity, the data include information on the school such as location, size, sex of students, presence of ROTC on campus, academic emphasis, acceptance standards, and dollars expended per student. The respondents were queried about the types of incidents which occurred on their campuses. These included incidents in which the National Guard was called, off-campus police used, one or more protestors arrested, temporary restraining orders or injunctions obtained, teach-ins, rallies, or discussion groups took the place of regular academic activities, and where Black demands or racism were issues. Other incidents examined were those involving destructiveness by students that took place off campus and incidents involving serious damage to or the destruction of property, personal injury, or death. The seriousness of the incidents was also reported as well as the response of the faculty, administration, and outside government units. The respondents were asked what plans were prepared before May of 1970 to handle unrest, and the degree to which these were implemented, as well as their proposals to curb or limit future outbreaks. 3,341 respondents, 5 cards of data per respondent, and approximately 205 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: academicians. campus unrest. college activities. college and university faculty. college presidents. education. educational elites. faculty chairmen. governmental units. race relations. schools. social attitudes and behavior. students. universities. university students. United States.


Survey of Campus Incidents as Interpreted by College Presidents, Faculty. Chairmen and Student Body Presidents, A Report Submitted to the President's Commission on Campus Unrest, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.

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