Friday, October 4, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, October 4, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
*Placement service opposes
opening fles to stu dents
SRC proposes reorganization
of 'U' bail under SGC control
By SAM DAMREN
A year ago this week Student
Government Council and Grad-
uate Assembly formed a joint ad
hoc committee to study the Bu-
reau of Appointments and Occu-
Much has changed in the past
year including the bureau's
archaic name-yet there is con-
siderable dissatisfaction among
committee members with their
The brunt of student concern
centers around the contents of a
student's file in the newly-nanied
SGC member Tom Westerdale,
Grad, fears they may contain
faculty recommendations which
could adversly affect a student's
chances of getting a job.
"Student records should be open
to the student." Westerdale as-
serts. Only then. he feels, can the
student be sure there is no detri-
mental information contained in
However, Placement Service Di-
rector Evart W. Ardis insists the
files must remain confidential and
has refused to allow committee
members to inspect them. -
"Professors writing the recom-
mendations might feel inhibited
if they knew the students were
going to read them," Ardis said.
Despite the disagreement over
acces to the files, Ardis believes
the committee has had "a drama-
tic and helpful effect." As evi-
dence of the committee's work,
Ardis has released a list of 13
changes that have been made-
including the offices new name,
as well as alterations in admin-
istrative procedures and per-
However, Westerdale says the
student committee had nothing to
do with the changes which have
"I have no feeling of having
contributed anything toward their
initiation or fulfillment," he says.
"I suspect that other committee
members feel as I do."
At present the committee is in
a state of limbo. It has not met
since the winter term and only two
of its six original members are
known to still be on campus.
Ardis, however, has expressed
great interest in getting the com-
mittee working again. He has
asked SGC to appoint new mem-
bers if necessary.
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amendments and three expressed
One amendment would elimin-
ate the special disclosure privileg-
es, granted to the faculty in the
original document. A similar
amendment was adopted by SGC
when it took up consideration of
the report last month.
Another amendment defined
the jurisdiction of the document
.so it would apply to records kept
by all nine OSA divisions.
Another amendment guaranteed
the student access to his own
OSA records, except those kept by
Health Service and OSA's coun-
These two alterations in the
document led to expression of
concern by some SRC faculty
members that -recommendations
in the Placement Service would
now be opened to the student.
This concern was not translat-
ed into a further amendment but
will be expressed in the report
of SRC action to the Student Af-
fairs Subcommittee on Disclo-
sure - the group which drafted
The policy on disclosure of OSA
records requires ratification by
SGC, Graduate Assembly and a
committee of OSA administrators
as well as SRC.
SRC was the last of the four
organizations to act on the draft.
The report will now be revised
by the subcommittee on disclosure
and returned to the four groups
Deliberations on the contents
and disclosure of OSA records
were initiated in 1966.
In August of that year, the Uni-
versity complied with a subpoena
from the House Un-American Ac-
tivities Committeee and disclosed
membership lists of radical organ-
Since the HUAC disclosures,
such membership lists have been
eliminated from the files and the
new policy, when ratified, will
proscribe procedures for handling
The SRC report to the drafting
committee will also inquire as to
the contents of the "basic docu-
ment" which will be maintained
on microfilm after other OSA files
are destroyed five years after a
student leaves the University.
In addition, the report will
raise the question of whether
counseling records should be gov-
erned by professional ethics or
oy the new disclosure policy.
Originally, all OSA records were
to be controlled by the disclosure
report. But an SRC amendment
adopted yesterday would limit dis-
closure of Health Service records
only by professional ethics.
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