Faculty Advisor

Miller, Judith E.

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


The goal of this project was to analyze undergraduate student relationships with the private university from the perspective of students. I combined historical research, national survey and statistical results, and personal interviews to characterize student-institution relationships in contemporary American private universities. I concluded that intentionality is an essential component of healthy student relationships with the university. Without the ability or strength to make well-intentioned choices, students are disenfranchised, silent consumers of American higher education.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering