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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1969
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Ed Psych grads dissatisfied
by Bachittar Singh
Nebraskan Staff Writer
A general consensus of dissatisfac
tion appears to prevail among
graduates In educational psychology
regarding their curriculum and
direction of the department.
About 20 educational psychology
graduate students met Sunday night
to create an organ for dialogue, be
tween faculty and students. As a re
sult of th .meeting a committee of
five was formed.
Its purpose, according to Committee
member Rulon Gibson, will be to or
ganize frequent meetings for the stu
dents so that issues concerning the de
partment can be discussed.
In addition the committee will be
responsible for coordinating issues
that may arise from discussions.
EventuaEy, it is to meet the faculty
and work with them in hopes of
creating an improved department.
Rulon said as of yet, the group Is
still disorganized with no explicit plan
of direction planned.
"In terms of goals, we will have
something concrete to offer to the
department in the near future," said
The students feel now that there
Is no real coordination between them
and the faculty. This feeling is the
source of much of the dissatisfaction.
The students feel they are ignored
and have no say in the issues that
arise within the department. They say
that the student body is seldom, if
ever, consulted when decisions have
to be made regarding the general
John Schneider, a committee
member, commented that whenever
courses are dropped, or a teacher is
changed by the faculty, the students
are not consulted.
Committee member Gary Koyen
feels that the department c o u 1 d be
a better output if the students' views
are listened to and considered when
such changes are made by the faculty.
The main purpose of the students
is not to just criticize the department,
but to make the faculty realize the
advantages that could be gained if
student opinions are listened to, one
Should set model
Koyen believes that the educational
psychology department should act as
a model and be the leader in practic
ing educational innovation.
He added that very few options exist
for satisfying course requirements. He
would like to see a change where
the individual could have a wider op
tion to fulfill his requirements.
The root of dissatisfaction, ac
cording to the students, lies in the
careless attitude of the faculty
towards students. They would like a
student representative in departmen
tal faculty meetings.
"It is not that we are a 'bad'
department," said Koyen, "in fact,
I feel, we have a relatively pro
gressive department, but many times
I feel that the faculty and students
are pursuing opposite goals."
The students generally agree that
the only possible way to rectify this
dilemma is to create dialog between
faculty and students.
The students apparently consider
the whole program was too rigid and
over-structured. They would like to
see more flexibility for students to
strike out on their own.
"I feel students are dealt with like
so many sheep that have to be
sheared everybody gets the same
assignments," said Koyen.
John Mahaffy, another graduate in
educational psychology said that he
has been dissillusioned because many
of the courses In this department are
repetition of other courses.
He added that these courses did
not measure up to his expectations.
According to Mahaffy, the faculty
staff seems more absorbed in personal
and other professional research pro
jects and tend to neglect their
. Mahaffy is also dissatisfied with the
faculty staff advocates the importance
more attention paid to teaching
clinics," he said. "All classes I at
tended were just lectures".
Mahaffy added, that although the
faculty staff advocates the importance
of inductive teaching, they do not
practice it themselves.
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