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Survey of Campus Incidents as Interpreted by College Presidents, Faculty Chairmen and Student Body Presidents, 1970 (ICPSR 7327) RSS

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Summary:

This study was conducted in the summer of 1970 following the invasion of Cambodia in May 1970. Presidents, faculty chairmen, and student body presidents of all accredited colleges and universities in the United States were queried about the types of incidents that occurred on their campuses. These included incidents in which the National Guard was called, off-campus police were used, one or more protestors were arrested, temporary restraining orders or injunctions were obtained, teach-ins, rallies, or discussion groups took the place of regular academic activities, and where Black demands or racism were raised as issues. Other incidents examined were those involving destructive acts 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 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. 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.

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Urban Institute. President's Commission on Campus Unrest. Survey of Campus Incidents as Interpreted by College Presidents, Faculty Chairmen and Student Body Presidents, 1970. ICPSR07327-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07327

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   campus unrest, civil disorders, college faculty, college presidents, college students, dissent, educational elites, national guard, nonviolent protest, police response, police use of force, protest demonstrations, racial tensions, social behavior, social protest, student protests, universities, Vietnam War, violence

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970

Universe:   Presidents, faculty chairmen, and student body presidents of all accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   The sample included the entire population.

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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  • 2011-11-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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