Franks and Muscatine—the Workings of Faculty Committees
Donald T. Williams, Jr.
During the academic year 1965-6 faculty committees at two world-prominent universities issued reports on directions they hoped their institutions would take during the coming years. Both of these reports, that of the Commission of Inquiry at Oxford chaired by Lord Franks and that of the Select Committee on Education at Berkeley headed by Professor Charles M. Muscatine, attracted immediate and widespread attention. As documents illustrating the efforts of those within the university to generate recommendations for change sufficiently palatable to their colleagues, the reports have become the subject of significant debate and activity within their respective institutions.