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This study used a Delphi survey to examine what undergraduate student government leaders think about increasing student involvement in self-governance activities. Twenty-students from geographically diverse institutions of higher education participated in the three rounds of the Delphi study. They generated a total of 56 different strategies and techniques for increasing student participation. They achieved consensus on 15 strategies centered on three general themes: publicity, structure and process, and attitudes. Students believed that undergraduate student involvement could be increased by creating a positive image on campus for student leaders, creating a student government structure that accomplishes its goals, and having administrators respect the decisions of student government units. No significant differences were found between the perceptions of student leaders at research-oriented universities and at liberal arts colleges. Attached tables detail the study's findings. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: College Students, Delphi Technique, Governance, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Government, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Tables (Data)











Author: Miles, Jennifer M.; Miller, Michael T.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8301&id=ED423757







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