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2007

Georgia State University

Governance

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Student Government Presidents' Perceptions Of Their Role In Institutional Decision-Making At A Two-Year Public College, Michael Lenard Sanseviro Feb 2007

Student Government Presidents' Perceptions Of Their Role In Institutional Decision-Making At A Two-Year Public College, Michael Lenard Sanseviro

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

This qualitative study investigated the roles students play in institutional decision-making, and in particular how the students perceive both what their roles should be and what their roles actually are. Five Student Government Association (SGA) presidents, serving sequential one-year terms from 1999 to 2004 at one campus of a multi-campus two-year public college located in a large metropolitan area in the southeast, were interviewed. The qualitative research methodology employed thematic analysis to describe the students' perceptions in the context of both the letter and spirit of policy implementation regarding institutional decision-making. Through analysis of interviews, institutional documents, and documents at ...